Sorry I've been absent from the blogosphere.
Between a baby shower I hosted the other day and the laborious cooking for Passover, I am pretty much passed out right now. I think I may be getting too old for this kind of intensity, especially given my crappy kitchen. With no counter space, I might add.
Maybe my new blog should be about how to cook in a cramped kitchen. With no counter space (yeah, I'm repeating myself). I'm just sayin'..... (listen up, Henry).
Despite that, I have lots to post about and lots of recipes to share with you. Things like Pimiento Cheese and Deviled Eggs with Capers. Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies. Oh, and Cheese Straws! I made all of these for that baby shower, but I just don't have the energy to post it right now. Bear with me, okay?
I am not going to give you any Passover recipes. Been there, done that last year, and I don't want to go there again. Next year in NYC where I can order out!
For now I will just leave you with a "recipe" (if you can call it that) for a lovely beverage concoction I served the other day at that baby shower. It lends itself to both children and adults and it works well for a party because it's remarkably versatile. Just don't give the vodka version to the kids.
2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled
1 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 6-oz. cans frozen lemonade, thawed
Chilled sparkling water, Prosecco or vodka
In a blender or food processor, combine strawberries, water and sugar until blended and smooth. Remove to a pitcher and add lemonade. Stir well to blend.
This is the base. I served it in pitchers, alongside opened bottles of chilled sparkling water and Prosecco, next to a bucket filled with crushed ice. Instruct your guests to fill a glass halfway with crushed ice and sparkling water, Prosecco or vodka, then top off with a very generous helping of the strawberry lemonade.
Now really, how could anyone NOT like this????