Thursday, December 15, 2011
Apple Martini and Chicken Soup
My throat's sore. I feel miserable. And, I'm trying my best to keep going. Not terribly successfully, mind you. Some of my appointments will have to be rescheduled because it's impossible to prep for them or have them while asleep in the big comfy chairs in front of my desk. You thought those were for clients??? Think again, my friends. They're recliners. For me. But, they're still big, comfy chairs for my staff when they come in to chat. At any rate, you're going to get two recipes today. Because dinner was chicken soup. And, I didn't take any photos. I have lots of homemade stock at home. Connie offered to go get a pizza. But, all I really wanted was the warmth and comfort of chicken soup. Here's how I made it:
2 c chicken stock
small knob of ginger, finely minced
1 rib celery
1/4 c chopped, cooked chicken
1/4 c brown rice
1/4 t sesame oil
2 t soy sauce
Heat the chicken stock to simmering. Add the rice, celery and ginger. Cook until the rice is almost done. Add the cooked, chopped chicken along with the sesame oil and soy sauce. Heat through and serve.
Now, on to a drink. I've been thoroughly enjoying the Entertain with Booze Cookbook. There's a blog partially written with a couple of other recipes from the cookbook. But, it needs directions and photos. A drink. Well, that's pretty easy. Mix and serve. Love it.
1 oz apple schnapps or apple pucker
1 oz vodka
1 oz apple juice
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, shake, shake until it's too cold to hold.
Strain into chilled martini glasses garnished with a slice of apple. Now, we love our friend Joyce's Washington Apple Martini. But it's now met its match. Major YUM!
See that purple Connie's sporting in his hair? We have a delightful friend by the name of Kelsey Van Wyk who had her first treatment for lymphoma the day after her 21st birthday. Kelsey's died her hair purple on the assumption that it'll all fall out. A bunch of us got purple stripes so she'd know we're all there for her. If you'd like to read about her, she's written a blog called Dealt a New Hand. Kelsey and her mom and dad and sisters are incredible folks. And we know she's going to win this battle!
adapted from Entertaining with Booze