August dinner-vibes are, frankly, comfort food and a tasty adult beverage. Thank you to Madeline Cooper and Ashley Pearson for sharing!
CHEESY ONION CHICKEN
My MIL gave me this recipe shortly before I married her son and told me I would thank her later. She was RIGHT!! My husband loves this meal with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and a yeast roll. It may not be the healthiest option, but it's so good.
• 1–1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts cut in halves
• 1 (2.8 oz) can French's crispy fried onions
• 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
• 1/4 cup bread crumbs
• 1 tsp. paprika
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• Dash of pepper
• 1 egg
• 1 Tbsp. milk
• 1 stick of butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crush French fried onions in a gallon ziploc bag. Add cheese, bread crumbs, paprika, salt and pepper with crushed fried onions; mix. In a bowl beat egg with milk. Dip chicken in egg/milk mixture and then add to the seasoning bag. Place chicken in a casserole dish. *Optional: pour remaining seasoning on top of chicken* Melt butter and pour over chicken. Bake for 30-45 minutes depending on the size of chicken breasts.
BEAT THE HEAT: SUMMER COCKTAILS
FROSÉ (all day) – Shared from Southlake 76092 Magazine
Strawberries intensify the wine's rosy hue and provide a little sweetness. Substitute frozen raspberries if you like. Pomegranite juice can be exchanged for the cranberry, too. When choosing the rosé be sure to pick a dry varietal, like one made from American syrah, French grenache, Spanish tempranillo or Argentine malbec grapes.
Serves 4 to 6
• 1 (750 mL) bottle dry rosé wine
• 2 cups frozen sliced strawberries
• 1 tablespoon cane sugar
• 1/4 cup vodka
• 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
Pour rosé into ice trays and freeze overnight or until solid. In a blender, combine strawberries and sugar; allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Add vodka, frozen cubes of wine and cranberry juice. Then blend on high until smooth. Pour into glasses. Garnish with a sprig of fresh herbs for a little flair, if you like.
WATERMELON SPRITZER – Shared from Southlake 76092 Magazine
Talk about an effervescent elixir to soothe! The fresh fruit juice combined with light Italian wine is perfect on a warm day. Freshly made watermelon juice can be found at central Market and Whole Foods Market, or Tropicana makes one you can find in the refrigerated section. Vary the seltzer and garnish fruits, too; we suggest cucumber for summer freshness, but you can always use lime wedges, lemon or grapefruit instead!
Serves 6 to 8
• 1 (750mL) bottle Pinot Grigio
• 3 cups watermelon juice
• 2 cups lime seltzer
• Cucumber slices
Fill glasses with ice. Divide wine and watermelon juice among glasses and top with seltzer. Garnish with cucumber slices.
That's it for August! Let us know if you make any of these recipes and share your pictures!