Thursday, August 15, 2013

National Rum Day Recipes courtesy of Captain Morgan

It comes as no secret that we are lovers of Rum here at The Supreme Plate. So much so that when our favorite holiday, “National Rum Day” rolls around we shut down and have ourselves a much needed party. Seeing as how that great day happens to occur on a Friday this year, we figured lets get to putting up some recipes in advance so everyone and their mama can have a chance to enjoy the greatest liquor to have ever been created, Rum. The good folks over at Owl’s Brew created a few incredible recipes for Captain Morgan and sent them our way, so in turn we place them in front of you.

Remember with everyone running around yelling “Turn Up” take a moment and relax with some good friends and enjoy your libations responsibly, just because you want to look like a fool doesn't mean the rest of us should have to suffer for it.
Happy National Rum Day!!

2 46-oz. cans of pineapple juice
3 cups mango juice
1 750 mL bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
4.5 oz. grenadine
3 oranges sliced thinly and quartered
3 cans of Sprite for fizz

In a punch bowl or large serving vessel, add the above ingredients and stir. Serve over ice in a punch glass – or glass of your choosing.

3 oz. Ginger Tisane (tea base)
1 oz. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
1 Tablespoon agave nectar (or sweetener of choice)
1/4 oz. lemon juice

Brew tea base or tea bag in 6-8 oz. of water. Brew hot for four minutes and flash-chill, or cold for one hour. Shake with Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, sweetener and lemon juice, and pour into rocks glass over ice. Created by Owl’s Brew.

1 ¼ oz. Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum
¼ oz. Grand Marnier® Liqueur
¾ oz. lime juice
2 dashes of bitters

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir to blend and garnish with lime wedge.Created by Owl’s Brew.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The National Food Holidays of August 2013

As the last month of Summer (only in regards to being on vacation for the kiddos) kicks off, now is the time to enjoy the last few weeks of being able to lazily wake up and do nothing all day. Yeah Right, you better get up & get out & get something, cause nobody loves a lazy bum and in this day and age not too many people deserve a handout. Regardless of where the day takes you, make sure to take a moment and take pleasure in a few choice pieces of catfish as it is National Catfish Month. For those of you who love peaches, now is the time to get your peach pie recipes out or give our Hennessy Black Infused Peach Cobbler a try, you wont regret doing so.

Enjoy each day as if it were your last and as our good friend says “Eat Like You’re On Death Row”

August is:
National Catfish Month
National Peach Month
National Brownies at Brunch Month

The Second Week of August is National Apple Week
The First Saturday of August is National Mustard Day

August 1            National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2            National Ice Cream Sandwich Day             
August 3            National Watermelon Day
August 3            National Grab Some Nuts Day
August 4            National Lasagna Day
August 5            National Waffle Day
August 5            National Oyster Day
August 6            National Root Beer Float Day
August 7            National Raspberries in Cream Day
August 8            National Zucchini Day
August 8            National Frozen Custard Day
August 9            National Rice Pudding Day
August 10            National Banana Split Day
August 10            National S’mores Day

August 11            National Raspberry Tart Day
August 12            National Julienne Fries Day
August 13            National Filet Mignon Day
August 14            National Creamsicle Day
August 15            National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16            National Bratwurst Day
August 16            National Rum Day
August 17            National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18            National Soft Ice Cream Day
August 19            National Potato Day
August 19            National Hot & Spicy Foods Day
August 20            National Lemonade Day
August 20            National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

August 21            National Pecan Torte Day
August 22            National Spumoni Day
August 22            National Eat A Peach Day
August 23            National Sponge Cake Day           
August 24            National Peach Pie Day
August 25            National Whiskey Sour Day
August 26            National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27            National Pots de Crème Day
August 27            National Banana Lovers Day
August 28            National Cherry Turnover Day
August 29            National More Herbs Less Salt Day           
August 29            National Chop Suey Day
August 29            Swiss Winegrowers Day
August 29            National lemon Juice Day
August 30            National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31            National Eat Outside Day
August 31            National Trail Mix Day

Raekwons "Only Built For Cuban Linx..." aka "The Purple Tape" Turns 18

1995 was a wild year. The Atlanta Braves, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Rockets & New Jersey Devils were the crown holders for the year in pro sports while the UCLA Bruins were the NCAA Basketball champions. Johnny Cochran dropped the infamous phrase “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” during the O.J.Simpson murder trial and Timothy McVeigh & Terry Nichols blew up the Oklahoma Federal building killing 168 innocent men, women & children. One of Eminems favorite topics, Christopher Reeves took that fatal leap on his horse leaving him paralyzed, Jerry Garcia from the iconic rock & roll group Grateful Dead passed away from heart failure & Tejano pop star Selena was shot & killed by the former president of her fan club. “Here Comes The Hotsepper” by Ini Kamoze, “Creep” by TLC, “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal, ‘You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson, “Gangsta’s Paradise” By Coolio & LV & “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey may have been controlling the major radio stations, but one man from a clan of dope emcees was Cheffing up his first solo release that would forever change the landscape of Rap Music & Hip Hop. 

Shallah Raekwon aka Raekwon The Chef aka the list goes on forever dropped what was arguably the best solo release from any of the members of the Wu Tang Clan on this very day in 1995. From the intro on the album to the closing serenade, this masterpiece was put together like a movie in the way it played out. Rae & Ghost telling each other from jump they weren’t gonna be drug dealers for the rest of their days, mixed with some of the illest wordplay from the likes of Wu Tangs own version of EPMD of wild samples taken from John Woo’s “The Killer” movie, this album was designed to do exactly what it did, take the rap game by storm and f*ck sh!t up. The geniuses over at Get On Down have released an “18th Anniversary Slipcase Edition” featuring a fly purple cover with Raekwons logo on the front and the original tape contained inside. Check it out and order it here: Get On Down

To those out there in the world who fondly remember the first time they heard the material contained on that Purple Tape, I salute you and say Enjoy.