Monday, August 23, 2010

What's for Dinner? And Dessert!?

Frozen Mojitos, Fish Tacos, and Grilled Fruit with Ice Cream.

Dinner AND dessert AND a cocktail too.   My sister Liesel made these for us while she was here, and they were deeeeelicious.  Amazing.  I'm not a cocktail drinker, in fact, I'm not a drinker at all.  We talked about the fact that I honestly can't remember the last time I had more than one drink.  I do like to have a drink a few times a week, but that's as far as it ever goes.  {I'm a cheap date.}

Annnnnyway.  This Frozen Mojito is so, so good.  I know I always say that, but really.  You need to try this.
Combine in a blender:  1 cup rum, 1/2 cup lime juice, 1/3 cup sugar, 4-5 cups ice and 12 mint leaves.  Blend.  Garnish with mint and sugar the glass.  Liesel said she was light on the rum in our version, which explained why I was able to drink the whole thing.  This made 4, by the way.

Next up, Fish Tacos! I was cooking for 6, and thought an assemble-your-own kind of meal would be good. 

I squeezed lime juice, drizzled olive oil and a little salt on a bunch of tilapia fillets, and grilled them.  (The red peppers were grilled and then saved for another recipe).

I also made guacamole, heated up regular and whole wheat tortillas, grated some monteray jack cheese,  warmed up some black beans and roasted some corn, and made a cabbage salad (pre-chopped cole slaw mix tossed with lime juice, olive oil, slivered red onion and cilantro).  Offered salsa and sour cream and everyone assembled their own.

 While we were eating, I scraped off the grill, let the coals die down a little, and then grilled up some peaches and apricots for dessert.

I just drizzle them in some honey and sprayed them with cooking spray first, and they were on the grill for about 25 minutes (but that's only because the grill had cooled... no more flames).

Pulled from the grill.  They were soft and sweet and fragrant.

Serve with ice cream, drizzle with honey, garnish with mint, if you're fancy.

Yes, yes, yes.  And coffee, too. 


FrauB said...

Though I'm also not a huge drinker (but watch out after I am done breast feeding--I've got big plans), I love me a Mojito.

Lisa said...

No way!!! That's the meal I wanted your last night in Michigan! Sorry I ran out of steam. Glad you got it with Liesel...lucky woman. Those mojitos and tacos look awesome. So jealous.