Wanna join me at the beach? Well, hop on over to I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) where we are heading to the beach for some fun and of course, we are bringing something delicious, made and inspired from Rick Bayless's recipes. Our theme for this week is "Beach Bum". Weather is pretty crazy these last few weeks, there's no rain for almost three weeks, it is extremely hot and heading to the beach to cool off is a pretty tempting idea!
Would you like a glass of this cool, refreshing watermelon cooler?
This is so refreshing and yummy! I'm drinking this, picturing myself on a beautiful sandy beach, lounging on a comfortable beach lounge chair with a big giant top umbrella to keep off the sun, overlooking the calm blue sea, with the breeze blowing, without a thought to anything, except to just enjoy the moment, while slurping this lovely Fresh Melon Cooler, with a big cool jug right on the beach table next to me. And a plate of crispy cheezy Tortillas chips! Such bliss! And, Rick Bayless is somewhere nearby, preparing some delicious lip-smacking Mexican barbecue, and myself eagerly waiting, to savour and satisfy my hungry tummy! hahahaha!! Gosh! Dream on! (but, secretly wishing it will come true!) HAHAHAHA!!
What can I say? Each one of us had two glasses! I can hear my kids sucking on the straw for the last drop! Eer.......me too! :o)
To view what the others are bringing to the beach, please check it out at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) where we are cooking from Rick Bayless's recipes until 30th September.
I'm sharing this too with :
Fresh Melon Cooler
(source from : Fronterafiesta, Rick Bayless)
4 cups packed fresh melon, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup water, plus more if necessary
1/4 cup sugar, plus more if desired
about 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus more if desired
Scoop the fruit into a blender, then add the water, sugar and lime. Blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve a light, easy-to-drink consistency. Taste and season with more sugar and lime if you think necessary. You can add extra flavorings (mint to honeydew, orange juice to cantaloupe, and blended raspberries to watermelon) if you like. Refrigerate to chill or serve over ice.
Updated : 20th August 2012