Sunday Brunch with Beermosas

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So I can’t take credit for this lovely meal because Ben made it, but since I haven’t posted any recipes lately or drink recipes um…well ever, I thought I’d take a picture.  Last Saturday was Valentines Day so Ben took me out to brunch at a beautiful little spot in in Chicago called Trencherman where we had beermosas and amazing food.  I had the lemon pancakes, yum!  Ben wanted to see if he could recreate the beermosas and he did, using 1/4 a grapefruit juiced mixed with 1 tablespoon of honey combined with an IPA beer.  We used Anti-Hero by Revolution Brewing, but you can use whatever you prefer.  Just  mix the honey grapefruit juice mixture in with the beer and that’s it.  I usually don’t like IPA’s and I am not a fan of grapefruit but for some reason these things mixed together taste amazing to me!  Just give it a try if you are reluctant, I was at first too but I found my new favorite way to drink beer!

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The sandwiches are also by Ben, he’s such a good cook! 🙂  He made cheese omelets and put them on wheat toast with tomatoes and kale.  It was a perfect brunch for a chilly morning.  Now we’re off to go to a Blackhawks game.  We’ve never been to one and Ben got tickets at work so I think we’re off to a fun day!

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Egg Drop Soup

I may have found my new favorite recipe for the fall/winter.  It’s been unseasonable cold here for November and last night soup was the perfect thing for dinner.  I have been wanting to try to make my own egg drop soup since it’s one of my favorites but usually made with chicken broth. I didn’t think it would be this easy and fast, or good though!DSC_0020

  • Bring 3 cups of vegetable stock with a couple pinches of salt to a boil on the stove
  • chop up carrots, shitake mushrooms and green onions and add to soup
  • combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and add to soup.
  • half scramble 1 egg in a bowl and add it a little at a time to the boiling soup

Once you add the egg your soup is done and ready to eat, it’s that easy!  I added a little liquid aminos to mine for taste also.  Soy sauce also works.  Enjoy!

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