Punch Drunk Love

Have you seen Drunk J.Crew? My friend Gwen thinks they are the funniest thing EVER. It is laugh out loud snortable humor.

But what I really want to talk about is Amor and Canele;  tequila party punch. We made it for our cocktail party and it was the hit. I heard one of the guests makes it by the pitcher for her and the hubs.

Make some cinnamon syrup.  I like this recipe.

Amor Y Canele 

(Love & Cinnamon Punch)

About 8 servings

Tequila Blanco –  2.5 cups
Fresh Blood Orange Juice – 6 cups
Fresh Lemon juice – the juice of one lemon, about 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon Syrup 2-4 tablespoons

Combine and chill.

It’s nice to make a big ice cube for the punch bowl. Freeze the fruit in the bottom layer first, with a thin layer of water.  Add in to your delight. Allow 24 hours for large cubes, minimum. Best to start early,  but I’ve seen them made overnight successfully, even though I worried.

It’s totally fine to substitute orange juice too, if blood oranges are out.

I love the fennel fronds in this one.

Cheers and bottoms up! Cocktail hour is here to stay! Our next cocktail party is scheduled for June 18th.  Come raise a glass with us!

Menu For the GROW! FUNdraising Party

Curious about the deliciousness on Saturday night? Let me tell you a little bit about the menu. Let’s start at the beginning, with a cocktail. I’ve infused some berry vodka to go with the REBBL tonics.

The wood burning dragon oven will be there firing up Milo and Olive’s Pizza. I’ll have my special bedda chedda and fettata in abundance, for two vegan pizza varieties. My nuts are soaking as I write this. The supper menu is full of seasonal plant based vegetarian delights. This three cheese lasagna with be served  along side a cashew cream penne; both feauture greens and shrooms.

Salads with be plentiful. They will be perfectly dressed for the evening. I recommend a light sweater and sensible shoes for you.

It’ll feel like this after dinner. You’ll want to push back before dessert. We have ice cream sandwiches from Sweet Rose Creamery and Dillard’s making up a batch of his amazing biscuits for a mind blowing vegan strawberry shortcake.

There are a few more items, but honestly, I want to go to market first… So I hope you like vegetable surprises. Davey’s making us some baguettes to share. Oh, did I mention, my friends who volunteer will be there, because they love to support a just food system and a good meal too.

And of course, the kids will be giving garden tours and wowing you with their skills.

I’m gonna talk about this guy for a quick minute. We promised each other, we’ll be brief. That translates to more fun for you. We will inspire you. Please remember to bring your checkbook. We love checks.

Come to the party!

Menu as of Wednesday 4 29 15 

Dragon Pizza  and Cocktails

Fennel and Oranges

Olives, Chèvre  and Nut Spreads

Faro and Stone fruit

Greens and Spring Vegetables

Davey’s Baguettes and Tapenade

Roasted Carrots, Green Beans and Rabe

Julia Child’s Classic Ratatouille

Three Cheese Lasagna

Cashew Cream Penne

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Shortcake!