Maybe it’s totally #basic of me but there’s three things this girl loves.. girl’s night, rosé, & a beautiful charcuterie board combine all three and this little lady is in heaven y’all.
Over the past weekend, Toby Keith was in town. Every year we have a week long music festival in downtown Chattanooga called Riverbend. It’s so fun and surprisingly cheap (Around $60 for the entire 10 day festival pass!) Friday night we had some friends over before we headed downtown. I knew the boys would spend the whole night on the back porch, so I whipped up some fun apps and drinks for the girls.
When we were in Florida earlier this year, we had poolside whipped feta dip and I was immediately in love. In fact, my Melmom was there before us and snapped a picture of it and it’s all I could think about the whole way there. I decided to make it the star of an easy, elevated charcuterie board. The whipped feta is so, so easy and I paired it with some naan bread, grapes, walnuts, figs and small toast rounds. Charcuterie boards are such a great, easy & chic potluck aka perfect way to save money! Have each gf grab a different ingredient. If you wanted to make a meal out of it you could put out some mixed greens, grilled chicken breasts and have them use the board to make their customized salad!
Now I was in the party mood and I’ve been wanting to try frosé for so long. All you need is a bottle of rosé, light rum, sugar and strawberries —plus all your fun drink garnishes! If you’re not a big lover of frozen, slushie-ish drinks you could easily make this a rosé sangria instead.
Everyone was obsessed and I was so excited to share the recipe with you!
W H I P P E D F E T A D I P
4 oz. Feta Cheese
1/2 Cup of Ricotta Cheese
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
Local Honey (As much as your prefer, we used roughly 1/4 a cup)
About 3-4 Fresh Basil Leaves (Chopped/Shredded)
1. In a blender or food processor combine the ricotta cheese, feta cheese and olive oil until well blended and ‘fluffy’ will take about 2 minutes *You can also add some basil in here too if you like!
2. Spoon onto your serving dish and use the back of your spoon to press a well into the cheese mixture
3. Fill with honey & top with pepper and basil
**Although this is called a dip, it would be fantastic on top of grilled chicken, with veggies or however your cheese loving heart desires. Just beware it’s addicting!
F R O S E
1 Bottle of Your Favorite Rosé
1 Cup of Light Rum
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Cup of Sliced Strawberries + More for Garnishing
1. Pour your bottle of rosé into a bowl, Tupperware or cups for freezing
2. Freeze 6-8 Hours
3. In a pot, combine sugar, water and sliced strawberries over medium high heat, stirring occasionally
4. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-12 minutes, let cool
5. In a blender combine frozen rosé, rum and strawberry simple syrup
6. Blend, garnish, enjoy!
**If you wanted this as a sangria, skip the freezing step and combing in a glass. Add whole fresh strawberries and chill for at least 4 hours.
I seriously cannot stop thinking about this dip, I feel like it would be the ultimate cure for the Mondays! #OhYesPlz 🙋 If you try either of these, you must let me know!! I promise you’ll be hooked. I’m thinking of whipping up this week for grilled chicken salads. Enjoy your Monday, be sure to follow along for more yummy recipes and fun get togethers on Instagram (@YesPleaseDaily).