October 1st is traditionally known as National Sake Day in Japan and marks the official start of the sake brewing season. Our Lanai ‘ohana decided to create a specialty cocktail to honor this renowned Japanese beverage and here is the recipe!
2 small slices muddled watermelon
1 oz vanilla vodka
.5 oz St. Germaine
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Fill with approximately 2 oz of sake (we used Hana Awaka Sparkling Flower Sake)
3 cups of blanched, well drained veggies (we suggest spinach, mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers)
Blanch the lasagna noodles in salted, oiled water and then drain and toss lightly in a small bowl with olive oil. Mix the ricotta, eggs and spices in another bowl. Assemble the lasagna: Lightly oil the bottom and sides of roasting pan. Ladle a thin layer of tomato sauce, followed by the first layer of lasagna noodles, then spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture. Then add one cup of vegetables and a light casting of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat three times and end with a topping of marinara and mozzarella cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before you slice and serve. Bon appetite!
Put flour in roasting bags as instructed on roasting bag box. Place roast in roasting bag into a baking dish. Add carrots, celery and onions all around roast. Then add potatoes on top of other vegitable. In a sperate bowl, combine dry soup mix and Salty Wahine Hawaiian Rub. Sprinke all over top of potatoes and roast., saving just a little on the side. Pour beef broth over roast, then sprinke the remaining Hawaiian Rub mixture over roast and potatos. Seal bag and poke 3 or 4 slits in bags with a knife. Bake at 350 for 2 hours.
Note: we also love to use turnips if we find them at the market. All root vegitable are wonderful in this dish.