by Ryan Fu •
1/2 of recipe (about 16 oz.): 138 calories, <0.5g fat, 2mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 0.5g protein — PointsPlus® value 5*
Watermelon makes for a light and versatile flavor for your cocktails. Not only is it sweet and refreshing, its vivid pink color also makes it as pretty as it is tasty. For a perfect mid-afternoon cocktail, combine watermelon and prosecco to make a watermelon Bellini. The original Bellini uses white peaches, but watermelon lightens the drink and gives it a bolder appearance. Puree chunks of seeded watermelon in your blender with a splash of lemon juice to brighten the flavors and a modest quantity of sugar or other sweetener to balance the lemon and bring out the melon’s flavor. Divide the puree into champagne flutes or other tall glasses and fill them up with the rest of your prosecco. For a kid-friendly version, substitute sparkling lemonade or a lemon-lime soda for the wine.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cubed seedless or seeded watermelon 3 oz. tequila 1 tbsp. lime juice 3 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda or Truvia) 2 cups crushed ice or 10 – 16 ice cubes
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour, sip, and enjoy!
Sonny’s Steak Hoagie
4 (8-inch) hoagie rolls, homemade preferred
2 3/4 ounces blended canola/ olive oil, 60/40 ratio
10 ounces sliced thin sweet onions in 1/16-inch slices
28 ounces sliced thin rib-eye steak in 1/16-inch slices
2 ounces melted sweet butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional ingredients: homemade tomato sauce, bell peppers, mushrooms, or your favorite cheese
For the hoagies:
Preheat frying pan over medium-high heat. Cut the hoagie rolls horizontally to open up and make a pocket. Add the blended oil to the pan and stir in the onions. Put the steak on top of onions and add 1/2-ounce of the butter. Cover the pan for 2 1/2 minutes. The meat should have a cooked appearance on top and rare underneath. Using a fork and spatula separate steak from the onions. When the meat is cooked add the salt, remaining butter, and provolone. Cover to the pan to melt the cheese. Divide the steak mixture among the hoagie rolls and serve. If you like, you can add the optional ingredients to the steak mixture before serving.
Night Rider Spiked Chocolate Shake Recipe
2 scoops chocolate ice cream
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz chocolate liqueur
Muddle 3 Oreos and blend together with ice cream, Kahlua, and liqueur. Pour in glass and garnish with whipped cream and a whole Oreo.