Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Fruit Punch

I was at church for a potluck years ago and one of the ladies brought a punch that we all loved!  We were all asking for the recipe, and she was hesitant to give it out because of the sugar content.  However, I did get it from her, and it really is amazing. 

Holiday Fruit Punch

About - 23 oz. Grapefruit juice  (1/2 can - not frozen concentrate - in juice section)
About - 23 oz. Pineapple juice  (1/2 can - not frozen concentrate - in juice section)
5 bananas (mashed)
4 cups sugar
1 cup lemon juice
1 - 12 oz. Can frozen Orange Juice concentrate
8 cups water
Blend together.  Freeze in 16 oz. Plastic cups.
When ready to serve - place as many frozen cups as you want to use in punch bowl.  Mash frozen parts with potato masher to blend, or use a hand held stick blender/mixer if you have one.  Add 7-up or ginger ale to the consistency you like.  Blend and serve.   

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cafe Rio Copycat Recipes

Cafe Rio Chicken

3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing 
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 cloved minced garlic

Cook for about 4 hours in a crock pot. Shred chicken with a fork.

Cafe Rio Pork Barbacoa

Pork Roast: Put it in a crock pot with a little water and cook until very tender (about 8 hours on low). 

Shred pork and add:
1 can enchilada sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 small can diced green chilies
1 can Coke (not diet coke)
1 cup brown sugar
salt to taste

Cook for one more hour.



Creamy Tomatillo Dressing

1 package Ranch Buttermilk Dressing mix
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup Mayonnaise (I use half mayo and half sour cream)
3 fresh tomatillos
1 cup fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic
¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Just put everything in a blender and puree.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours and if you need to, adjust the thickness by adding more buttermilk to thin it out, or sour cream to make it thicker