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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Magaritas, Mangos and Mojitos


 Happy Cinco de Mayo
* If you drink make a Mojito today
found it on www.tasteofcuba.com
made on last night for practice for tonight
I am making Quesedilla's tonight for dinner

 I wanted to make a mango salsa to go with the Quesedilla's but I am not sure if I know how, gotta look around for a good recipe. I love mango, and so does the kid.


 Here is the Mojito recipe: (very refreshing if you like mint)

1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Juice from 1 lime (2 ounces)
4 mint leaves
1 sprig of mint
Havana Club white Rum (2 ounces)
2 ounces club soda
  My son will eat honeydew melon and mango kabobs anytime not just today
I was told by a friend how to make a Mojito Cake and I would love to surprise the family with this tonight if I get to it I will post it.


Here is the recipe in case you get to it
1 box of white cake mix I like super moist
1 cup unflavored carbonated water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 rum or teaspoon of rum extract plus 1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons grated lime peel
3 egg whites
 for the icing glaze
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup rum or 2 teaspoons of rum extract plus 1/2 cup water
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cool whip or 1 cup of whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar if not using cool whip
more mint leaves if desired
*Heat the oven to 350o I spray the pan with pam with flour
* IN a large bowl, I beat cake with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds on low. than on medium for 2 minutes- I scrape the bowl as I go
*Now it's ready to bake 28-33 minutes. My friend cooled it for about 15 minutes
*While it bakes in 2 quart saucepan, mix the ing for the glaze heat to boiling over hight heat. Stir alot. Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil for about 3 minutes or so. Glaze should be thickened.
*Poke warm cake every inch with fork tines( this is a bit like the jello poke cake) Pour glaze slowly over cake. Cool about one hour and serve after your latin meal. YUM
I hope I have time to do it today.
If you are not feeling so adventurous than make Margarita dip it's easy and it gets you to eat fruit

* the sugar on the rim is easy, place colored sugar in a plate, wet, margartia glass and dip in sugar VIOLA!

2packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2/3cup frozen (thawed) margarita drink mix (from 10-ounce can)
1/4cup orange juice
2teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2cup whipping (heavy) cream

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1.Beat cream cheese, margarita mix, orange juice and lime peel in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
2.Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
3.Serve dip with strawberries.          

2 comments:

Amy said...

These are some great sounding (and creative!) recipess! Thanks for sharing!

Ellie said...

These look great; I love Mexican food!!! You could have a career in culinary school...

I tagged you on my blog today; if you can play great! I know you are busy~ Enjoy your little boy and Cinco de Mayo

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