Wednesday, July 11

Homemade Mint Mojitos

 Minty mint Mojitos!!

Summer, summer, summmmer time!!!
Let's toast to awesome weather with this refreshing drink in hand.

How to make your simple syrup?? (yes make your own, it's cheaper than buying pre-made mojito mix & you control the sweetness)

Simple Syrup: 1 cup of sugar & 1 cup of water
                              add to a small sauce & lightly simmer
                     until sugar completely dissolves.
                             Add mint leaves & infuse for 10mins.
                                        Allow to cool complete, store away or enjoy!

DRINK measurments:
POUR 1 ounce simple syrup, add about 4-5 mint leaves over crushed ice, 
2oz. Rum, the juice of half a lime,
add a splash of club soda & garnish with a slice of lime!

Your Welcome... Enjoy!

Monday, July 9

Turkey Sausage Pasta with Feta cheese

1 pk. Turkey Sausage (about 1- 1 1/2 lb.)
2 cups Broccoli
1 Yellow squash (quartered)
2 bell peppers (your choice)
1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
1 pk. bow tie pasta (cook accordingly)
some fresh thyme

Slice all your veggies, meanwhile brown sausage in a large saute pan, cook pasta 
& add broccoli florets during the last minute.

This was my first time using Jennie-O Turkey sausage and I must say it was pretty tasty :)

Once sausage browns add red onion (cook about 2mins)... followed by the yellow squash
& bell peppers (cook until tender) .

Lastly add cooked pasta with broccoli to the sausage & veggie mixture!
Combine the thyme & feta cheese.. I know what your thinking FETA CHEESE?? Yes feta cheese in a warm pasta dish! It added a nice tangy flavor and brightened up the whole dish. We all had seconds & ate the leftovers the following day... even my picky fiance ate his veggies & added more cheese ;)

Easy & light..