Since both of these are so simple, I figured ya'll could handle two recipes in one. That, and if I just chose just one of these recipes, the video would only be about 10-20 seconds long.
Anyhow, Rachael Ray's Back in Black cocktail is a lean libation (AKA light ADULT beverage). Anyone else have a hard time reading "Back in Black" without wanting to sing it? My neighbor Claire will drink vodka and coke on occasion, which always strikes me as a little strange (sorry, Claire). To me, when I think of vodka, I think tonic...or martini...or something fruity; not coke. However, as you will see, I was pleasantly surprised.
Paula Deen's tomato sandwiches are just amazing. Plain and simple. Get a great tomato and it will make the sandwich. The recipe is so easy; holding proof that delicious doesn't always mean complicated. ENJOY!
LEAN LIBATION: BACK IN BLACK
•1 1/2 oz Vodka
•1/2 oz Rose's® Triple Sec
• DIET Cola (Diet Coke)
Combine first 2 ingredients in an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Top off with cola and garnish with lime.
PAULA DEEN'S LEAN: TOMATO SANDWICHES
3 ounces FAT FREE Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 tablespoons LOW FAT Hellmann's mayonnaise dressing
1 tablespoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 slices WHOLE WHEAT WHITE light bread
4 large tomatoes; cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill and garlic powder. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over one side of 4 bread slices; layer with sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Top with remaining bread slices. Serve immediately.
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving; 1 sandwich): 145.25 calories; 1.4g fat; 28.2g carbohydrate; 8.79g protein; 9.3g fiber
**Original recipe from Paula Deen's Best Dishes-2010, page 29: Hoffman Media Publication