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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Peach Basil Mojitos & Buffalo Chicken Salad

Peaches are my absolute favorite fruit.  Pineapples are a close second!  Nothing says summer to me like a fresh fruity cocktail and a yummy salad on a summer Friday night.

I decided to make a Buffalo Chicken Salad and Peach Basil Mojito.  I am not much of a measurer - more of an estimator.  So a lot of my recipes are a round about idea of ingredient quantity.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. And yes, I use my christmas dishes year round.  We live in the mountains so I feel trees are relevant year round :)

Peach Basil Mojito

Fresh Peach
Fresh Basil
Fresh Mint
Sweetened Lime Syrup
Club Soda

I muddled a handful of mint, basil, syrup, 2 lime wedges and half of a peach in a cocktail shaker.  Then I added some ice and about 1/2 cup of rum.  Then, I shook it up really good.  I filled up two glasses with ice and divided the mixture between the two glasses only filling 3/4 full.  Then I top it off with the club soda.  Don't stir it.  The club soda cuts the rum a little at first and helps nurse your way into the stronger drink at the bottom.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Tenders
Buffalo sauce
diced tomatoes
bacon crumbles
blue cheese crumbles
fresh corn
black beans
diced red pepper
dressing of choice

I like to serve my salads on platters that way the goody doesn't fall to the bottom.  Just load up all the ingredients and add any more that you may have in the fridge.  After grilling our chicken tenders, I tossed the adults in buffalo sauce and left the others plain for the kids (I did salt and pepper them before grilling).  I served my salad with several dressing choices.  I like blue cheese, ranch or a good vinaigrette with mine.

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