Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Eat, Drink and Roll!

In my quest for the perfect margarita and the yummiest snack (calories do not count on Bunco night, or didn't you know that?) I'm going to be posting recipes and rolling tips every Tuesday on my blog. And yep, today's Tuesday, so here goes.

Let's start off with these colorful looking Jello shots. It's the recipe currently being featured on my Let's Play Bunco! page and given to me by Jacksonville's own Divas with Dice. Aren't they pretty?


6oz Jello (large package)
16oz water (boiling)
6oz water (cold)10oz

Mix the jello mix with the boiling water until the powder is fully dissolved and add the cold water and alcohol. Pour the cooling mixture into either shot glasses or paper cups. Let cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Please remember to drink responsibly!

BLACK BEAN SALAD (I haven't tried this yet, but doesn't it look yummy?)

1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup diced peeled avocado
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeƱo pepper
4 cups gourmet salad greens

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add beans, tomato, avocado, onions, and jalapeno; toss well. Cover and chill 2 hours. Serve over salad greens.

The Black Bean Salad recipe comes straight from myrecipes.com. I love that site. They send me recipes a few times a week and I've hardly ever been disappointed. Rebecca Lang, cooking instructor, author and writer of all things yummy, does a "Girls Night In" column for them. Last week she featured Bunko Fiesta. There's lots of great Bunco tips and recipes- including how to make 3 different kinds of sangria. To that I say ole!

If you'd like to contribute a recipe or Bunco tip for my Tuesday Eat, Drink and Roll! blogpost please email me at mariageraci1@gmail.com.


Kwana said...

Now I'm hungry and thirsty!

Marilyn Brant said...

OMG, does that salad look good!! THIS is why I don't lose weight, Maria... I see these scrumptious things and MUST try them!

BTW, I just read TKA's newsletter and saw you were going to be part of the super-cool book tour in a couple of weeks--yippee!! How fun :).

Kristen Painter said...

Oh, that black bean salad is right up my alley.

Louisa Edwards said...

Yum! And wow, Maria, I haven't had jello shots since college. You bunco ladies know how to get down!

Jax Cassidy said...

You had me at Jello Shots!

Why didn't I hang out with you more often when I was in Florida?

Desiree Torres said...

LOL I agree! You had me at jello shots! But that black bean salad looks yummy! I just happen to have fresh cilantro in my garden to use.


Blog Design by Author Web Designs By Tara