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“Frestela” Tequila Cocktail

Frestela Cocktail

This has been a “go to” cocktail in our house. We rightly named it by combining Fresca and Tequila. You can use any lemon lime, grapefruit soda.  Also you could also use Vodka or Rum.  We like the fizz.  Drinks like a summery soda but kicks like a goat.

Frestela
Frestela

Ingredients:
3-4 fingers of tequila.
juice of one lime
1 can of Fresca (Peach last night)

Combine tequila and lime juice and top with Fresca and ice.

 

420 Herb Roasted Chicken

Herb Roasted Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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The herbs really make this dish with that touch of zing from coarse grain mustard and the juiciness from the roasting make this dish stand out despite how easy it is.

Roasted 420 Chicken
Roasted 420 Chicken

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
1 tbs ea Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Lemon verbena
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 lemon squeezed
1 tsp Slap yo Mama seasoning (order on amazon) or use cayenne or Tabasco
1 tbs coarse grain mustard

Marinated 420 Chicken
Marinated 420 Chicken

Directions:
1. 1 Day in advance of cooking …trim chicken breast to your satisfaction and place it into a ziplock bag, add everything but the herbs with a pinch or two of salt.
2. Day of cooking… chop herbs and add to bag while you work on your other sides.
3. 50 mins before your’e ready to eat add a dash of olive oil and all the ingredients into a baking dish (just big enough for the chicken)
4. Roast at 400 for 40-50 mins until juices run clear and chicken is done.

Fresh Herbs
Fresh Herbs

Mean Greens: Collards & Kale

Collards & Kale

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Love my greens earnestly vs Kale "preaching."
Love my greens earnestly vs Kale “preaching.”

Ingredients:
1 Bushel of Collard Greens (spine removed)
1 Bushel of Purple Kale (spine removed)
1 Bushel of Green Kale (spine removed)
4 Strips of Peppered Bacon
3 Carrots
1 Onion (White, yellow or Red)
3 garlic cloves
2 tbs White Vinegar
3 cups of Chicken Stock (use enough to keep it moist – add when needed)
4 shots of Tabasco or a few pinches of cayenne pepper

Directions:
1. Remove the spines from the greens and curl them up like a cigar. Cut thinly into ribbons.
2. Heat a large pot on medium heat.
3. Slice and dice onion, carrot, garlic and bacon and add to hot pan (until softened)
4. Add greens (spine removed, rolled and sliced into ribbons) Don’t worry it will look like you have too much but it will wilt down a lot.
5. Add two cups of chicken stock and cover pot for 30-40mins.
6. After 30/40 mins I then add my vinegar and heat(Tabasco)
Mine cook about an hour but I keep my eye on the moisture level and add chicken stock as needed. Beer might be a good option after the first two cups of chicken stock. Also adding in ChowChow or a relish is nice at the end.
Salt & Pepper & Spice accordingly

Ingredients
Ingredients
First into the Pot
First into the Pot
Greens in the pot
Greens in the pot