Green Tea Rita

Summer is finally upon us. Longer days mean more time to spend out on the porch. After a long hot day you deserve to kick back and relax with a cool & refreshing drink. The Green Tea Rita is here to quench your thirst. Quick to make you can have this drink in your hand in less than 5 minutes.

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Are you a fan of Summer?  I know everyone in my house is ready.  This year is exciting.  I’m home with the kids and my husband is lucky enough to have a job where he works 4 day work weeks so there is going to be lots of time together to make up for the busy school year where the weeknights feel too chaotic.  Now it’s time to relax, unwind and have a nice cool drink.  Do you like green tea?  How about spiked green tea?

For the ice tea I used a 1:1 ratio. 1 Tea Bag to 1 Cup Hot Water. Depending on your pitcher that you are adding the ice and lime to you can either go up or down. So gather your ingredients…….

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Heat up the water. I put my 3 cups of water in the microwave for around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Be careful not to bring to boil, don’t hurt yourself now!

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Pour hot water carefully into your pitcher. Unpack your tea bags so the sting are out and you can put over the rim of your pitcher. Put lid on top to hold string and let tea step for 2-3 minutes.

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

Cut the lime in half. One half cut in chunks to add to pitcher of tea. The other save for garnish.

Add crushed ice and lime chunks to pitcher.  Put more ice to your glass. Pour 1/2 your Lime-A-Rita into glass. Top off with Green Tea.  Garnish with lime. And here you are……

Green Tea Rita |Bottom Left of the Mitten

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Green Tea Rita
Refreshing combination of margarita & green tea make a perfect summer cocktail.
Green Tea Rita. Perfect for those long summer nights.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Adult Beverage
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course Beverage
Cuisine Adult Beverage
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Green Tea Rita. Perfect for those long summer nights.
Instructions
  1. For the ice tea I used a 1:1 ratio. 1 Tea Bag to 1 Cup Hot Water. Depending on your pitcher that you are adding the ice and lime to you can either go up or down.
  2. Heat up the water. I put my 3 cups of water in the microwave for around 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
  3. Pour hot water carefully into your pitcher. Unpack your tea bags so the sting are out and you can put over the rim of your pitcher. Put lid on top to hold string and let tea step for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Cut the lime in half. One half cut in chunks to add to pitcher of tea. The other save for garnish.
  5. Add crushed ice and lime chunks to pitcher. Put more ice to your glass. Pour 1/2 your Lime-A-Rita into glass. Top off with Green Tea. Garnish with lime. Enjoy!
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My Dad’s Chicken & Rice

I’m serious when I say that I have been eating this meal most of my life. It’s a recipe that my dad invented, thus the name ‘My Dad’s Chicken & Rice’. He cooked it for us growing up and when I was old enough gave the recipe to me and I’ve been making it myself for about 20 years now.

My dad is a great cook! He makes the most unbelievable grilled chicken. My mouth is watering a little right now as I’m thinking about it. I want to think that he got his skills from my grandmother. On Sunday’s growing up we would have big dinners of lamb, creamed spinach and croissants. Dessert was almost always chocolate pudding with whipped cream. I loved those Sunday’s and I try and keep the tradition alive in our house where Sunday is a day for family and feasting.

Now back to the recipe because once you make ‘My Dad’s Chicken & Rice’ I know that it will quickly become a keeper you make for years yourself.  Gather up your ingredients.

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For years I made this recipe on the stovetop in a stockpot using quick cooking rice.  But this Christmas I asked for a Rice Cooker and started making it that way.  Let me tell you abut this rice cooker……

I LOVE IT!  I know a rice cooker seems like something you would use only occasionally but let me tell you that I use this thing all the time. It is a steamer, slow cooker and I pretty much haven’t used my large stockpot (with the exception of this soup) since I got it. If you do not have a rice cooker, please feel free to make this on your stovetop following the same instructions.

In the pan or in your rice cooker add the water, chicken bouillon, rice, soy sauce, water chestnuts and fancy mixed vegetables. If you are using the rice cooker it will let you know when it’s all cooked. If you are doing this on the stovetop follow the package directions for cooking 1 cup of quick cook rice.

Chicken & Rice

Now let’s cook your mushrooms and onions. I cook these separate from the chicken because the chicken will get soggy if cooked together and I like the chicken to be really crispy.  Just add a little butter or oil in the bottom of your pan and sauté until mushroom and onions have browned. Add them to your pot.

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Heat about 1 tbs. of oil in the bottom of the same pan used for the mushrooms and onions. Cut chicken into cubes and dredge into a mixture of flour, pepper and garlic powder.

Chicken & Rice
Add chicken to pan and fry until golden brown.
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Your rice should be cooked so now just add chicken as the final step and stir to combine all the goodness.

Chicken & Rice
With this recipe I make Chinese Slaw Salad to go with it. Here are the ingredient I use.

Chinese Slaw

Take your Ramen Noodles and break them up. Melt the butter and add the noodles to the pan, discard the packet you won’t be needing it. Brown the dry noodles to your liking for a crunchy topping on this salad.

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Take the wet ingredients plus the brown sugar and mix together.  Chop the lettuce and put it in a bowl.  Add the bag of coleslaw mix.  Top with dressing.  Stir to mix.  Top with Ramen Noodles.  Right before serving I cut a lime I half and squirt over the top.  It just adds a great citrus kick to it.

Chinese Slaw

Plate it all up and here you are…..

Chicken & Rice

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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My Dad's Chicken & Rice
Delicious Chicken & Rice meal the whole family will love. Serve with Chinese Slaw Salad, recipe included.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Servings
servings
Ingredients
My Dad's Chicken & Rice
Chinese Slaw Salad
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Servings
servings
Ingredients
My Dad's Chicken & Rice
Chinese Slaw Salad
Instructions
My Dad's Chicken & Rice
  1. Add the water, chicken bouillon, rice, soy sauce, water chestnuts and fancy mixed vegetables. If you are using the rice cooker it will let you know when it’s all cooked. If you are doing this on the stovetop follow the package directions for cooking 1 cup of quick cook rice.
  2. Cook your mushrooms and onions using add a little butter or oil in the bottom of your pan and sauté until mushroom and onions have browned. Add them to your pot.
  3. Heat about 1 tbs. of oil in the bottom of the same pan used for the mushrooms and onions. Cut chicken into cubes and dredge into a mixture of flour, pepper and garlic powder. Add chicken to pan and fry until golden brown.
  4. Once rice is done cooking add chicken to the pan. Stir to combine all ingredients. Serve.
Chinese Slaw Salad
  1. Take your Ramen Noodles and break them up. Melt the butter and add the noodles to the pan, discard the packet you won’t be needing it. Brown the dry noodles to your liking.
  2. Take the wet ingredients plus the brown sugar and mix together.
  3. Chop the lettuce and put it in a bowl. Add the bag of coleslaw mix. Top with dressing. Stir to mix. Top with Ramen Noodles.
  4. Right before serving I cut a lime I half and squirt over the top.
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