October third is National Boyfriend day, so why not treat your man right? They say that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, so here are some awesome drinks and noms that he will go nuts for.
Japan has become known for its world class whiskey. As any savvy gal or guy knows, good whiskey is best left to its own devices and doesn’t need a whole lot of frills. For this classic whiskey drink, simply place two ice spheres in a glass, and pour two shots of whiskey over the ice. Stir to cool the whiskey down. Then add just a bit of chilled, filtered water, mix to combine and serve! Your man will love this treat.
Shochu Oolong Mixer
This simple but tasty drink is perfect for an afternoon of sitting out on the porch or watching sports with the boys. Start with a chilled glass filled with ice, and add the shochu. Fill the glass to the top with chilled oolong tea and stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon slice, and you are good to go! So easy and delicious.
Everyone loves a good pork chop, and this simple recipe starts with a delicious marinade to ensure that your pork chops stay moist and tasty every single time. To make the marinade, combine grated onion and garlic with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and sake. Stir to combine, then add the pork chops and marinate for at least 15 minutes. Next, cook the pork chops in a frying pan with a bit of oil until browned on both sides. Add in the remaining marinade, some water, vegetable bouillon, salt and pepper to create a sauce in the pan. Cook until the sauce is slightly reduced and the pork chops are cooked through. Serve with your favorite veggie and top with the remaining sauce!
No Bake Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake
Green tea desserts are all the rage these days, and for good reason! The earthiness of the matcha creates a nice contrast to the sweetness of the dessert. And this dessert is no different. To make this delicious dessert, combine cream cheese, plain yogurt and matcha. Add in gelatin that has been dissolved in hot water. Whip until combined and fluffy. Whip heavy cream until it begins to thicken but doesn’t form firm peaks, then gently mix into the green tea mixture. Spoon into individual serving bowls, cover in saran wrap and put in the fridge for at least three hours. When ready to serve, remove from the fridge and garnish with a dusting of matcha and strawberries! So yummy!