Just as every king needs his castle and his Hand of the King to manage his affairs, so the kitchen of House Cook needs a sous chef--or, in our case, Hand of the Kitchen--to do most of the actual baking.
House Cook is, sadly, divided between two estates. One is where most of the sisters live in Georgia, and the other is where the oldest, Sarah-Lambert, lives in Texas. Most of our cooking is done in Georgia by the sisters there, but every Friday we will be introducing a new drink--some alcoholic, some not--from the kitchen of Sarah-Lambert.
Today, we toast the introduction of the Hand of the Kitchen, Katy-Lynn. You'll be able to spot who the Hand is at all times in our pictures because she'll be wearing her Hand of the Kitchen spoon brooch:
And now (drum roll, please)... meet the Hand of the Kitchen:
What should we toast her with, you ask? How about a delicious red wine smoothie! Yuuuuummy!
This is an absolutely delicious drink. Perfect for the hot weather, but not out of place when the cool seasons return, this red wine smoothie is fabulous. Here's how to make your own:
1 1/2 c red wine
1/2 c frozen blueberries
1/2 c frozen raspberries
1/2 c frozen blackberries
1 c Greek yogurt
1 tsp sugar *
Blend it all together and voilá, you have your smoothie!
Perfect with smoked Gouda cheese. I also enjoyed some Muenster cheese with mine.
*I prefer mine a little more bitter, so 1 tsp of sugar is fine for me, but if you prefer sweeter simply add a tablespoon instead
**If you feel like 3 types of berries is too many then sacrifice the blackberries