Friday, June 22, 2012

Make These Now: Cocktails and Taco Cups

Has summer hit you yet? Here in NC we’ve tolerated enjoyed a week of temps above the 90s and yesterday we had a heat index over 100. If you’ve never been to NC, then you might not understand the next bit, but for those who have: Let me tell you, the mugginess is here!

So yesterday afternoon I planned a cool treat for Thirsty Thursday.

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The HoneyDew Me: Freshly juiced honeydew lemon with muddled mint, lime juice, a spot of honey, and blueberry vodka.

So refreshing! And hydrating from the melon! But next time I’m adding in a little bit of ginger ale. It needed some bubbles if you ask me. Friend Christian recommended making ice cubes out of the melon – genius idea!

As uncomfortable as the temps may be, this is what I LOVE about summer. All the fresh fruit and cool drinks. I’m bringing cocktail hour back!

Another treat last night:


Taco Cups!

I don’t know about you guys, but I love anything bite size. That’s why my favorite food is always appetizers. I just love eating tiny things – makes me feel fancy.

These taco cups are insanely easy to make thanks to Rudi’s GF tortillas.

You start by cutting circles out of the tortillas:

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and then place them in a cupcake tin, letting the corners pucker up.

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Spritz lightly with cooking spray and then bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until the tortilla browns a bit on the edges:

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Then fill with whatever you love! I chose seasoned ground chicken, homemade guacamole, a tiny bit of monterey jack cheese, and a tomato.

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So good! Since it’s made from a tortilla (and it isn’t just a crispy corn chip) it doesn’t fall apart in your mouth. The cup is crispy on the edges by still pliable. I was pleasantly surprised when the cup didn’t crumble when I took a bite.

Of course Parrish just stuffed the whole bit in his mouth…so either way, you won’t make a mess!

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I paired the cups with a big salad since I was only able to make 8 cups. I need more GF tortillas fast!


Happy Weekend!

We have rain in our forecast, but I’m hoping it holds off long enough for me to hit the pool today!

And then tomorrow I get to see my family! I can’t wait to see Lil’ Gluten Loves Me!