June 21, 2010

A Pina Colada Kind of Weekend

I'm linking up with Heaven is a Bookstore for Martha Monday

Father's Day weekend ... was just one big party. Good food, good times, good pina coladas. Hubby manned the blender, playing with all the different buttons ... puree, whip, liquify. Here's what he came up with as the ultimate pina colada ...

Pina Coladas

Pineapple Juice
Crushed Pineapple
Coconut Cream
Crushed Ice

We chilled everything in advance in the fridge (the cans of juice and crushed pineapple and the bottle of rum) except the Coconut Cream (it gets too thick to pour) ...

Put about 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple in the blender, add 4 ounces of pineapple juice, 4 ounces of rum,  3 ounces of coconut cream and 2 cups of crushed ice.
Blend Pour Sip Smile! 

Saturday dinner ...

Bacon Wrapped Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Spray olive oil
2 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
Boursin Light cheese spread
Fresh baby spinach leaves
3 slices bacon

If you've never tried Boursin cheese, you are missing out. We like to serve this savory cheese spread with crackers and grapes as an appetizer. It is loaded with herbs and garlic and oh so tasty!

Preheat oven to 350˚ and spray your baking dish with olive oil. Butterfly chicken breasts open, season with salt and pepper, spread half of the Boursin on each breast.

Layer with baby spinach and fold chicken breasts closed. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap 3 half strips around each breast.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. The blend of bacon and Boursin is ridiculously good!

And dessert ...

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies. Tiffanee over at One Crazy Cookie has so many wonderful recipes to share. Please stop by her fragrant kitchen and tell her I said "Hi!"

People, this was only Saturday. Sunday (Father's Day) included a big breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns, beans and tortillas, pool-side lounging and swimming and more pina coladas, BBQ rib eye steaks, baked potatoes, corn on the cob and more brownies.

Decadent, fun.
Happy Father's Day, my love.
Now get me to the treadmill!!!


Kristen said...

Yum! That all looks amazing, especially the pina colada mix ;-)! I am seriously going to have to try that stuffed chicken recipe though...that sounds spectacular.

Dazee Dreamer said...

ok, all those looked sooo freaking good. You should come over and link up to my FO Sunday. http://dazeedreams.blogspot.com/2010/06/fo-sunday-saturday-night.html
Show off those party in the mouth things.

Duchess said...

Yummy! I want some of those pina coladas as well as some poolside lounging :0) Looks lovely!

I love the new table too - I tried posting a comment on that post but it didn't like me so two for one here :0)

heavenisabookstore said...

All of that food looks so good!! And those brownies - yum! Great pics.

Tiffanee said...

That chicken looks so delicious!! Thanks for the link up. Your brownies looks better than mine!! Glad you liked them. Thanks for the sweet words and I will be making that chicken soon! YUM!!

Just Breathe said...

It all looks delicious. Why wasn't I invited over :(

GrammyMouseTails said...

the cheesecake peanutbutter brownies sound too delish! I am not a coconut lover, but the chicken sounds good too. Faythe @GMT

Tightwad Mom said...

You little party animal!!!!! Sounds like my kind of weekend!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I'm happy that you stopped by. Both of these recipes look wonderful -- a nice fun treat, that's for sure!

paige renee said...

Wow! That all looks incredible! I will definitely be trying out these recipes.

Katie said...

The chicken looks wonderful! I will have to put this on my must try list.

lisaschaos said...

I think I gained weight just reading this! YUm!!! And you found time for photos before consuming, good for you! I always forget photos when food's involved, lol

Loren said...

we LOVE Boursin cheese here as well! never thought about using it like this though! will definitely be trying it out :) thanks!