Sierra Mist had a lunch event with TV Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez at his NY restaurant, Centrico. It was to promoteÂ Comer Juntos, “a recipe web series heâ€™s partnered withÂ SierraÂ Mist Natural to create, that provides fresh,Â and unexpected, recipe ideas to bring families around the tableÂ anyÂ day.” Â He mentioned how research has shown that families that eat together, tend to have kids that grow up with better social skills. I believe he’s absolutely right. I hardly ate with my family growing up…
Aaron also did a cooking demo using Sierra Mist. I don’t remember the last time I had a Sierra Mist, but dang …you ever had a Diet Sierra Mist? I just had it. That’s the best tasting diet soda I’ve ever had …and I think better tasting than regular Sierra Mist. It’s too bad I don’t drink soda anymore.
It’s hard to imagine cooking with soda pop, but I think the citric acid helps tenderize the meat.Â I tried root beer with something along time ago. I forget. A steak? That sounds stupid.
Alright, onto the food made with Sierra Mist:
Ceviche del DÃa with Plantain Chips – This was awesome. Squid tentacles. Great tangy flavors that went really well with the Plantain Chips.
Raspberry Rumba (cocktail drink) – Too sweet for me. It was a downer when I learned there was no alcohol in it.
Salad – I’m not sure if there was Sierra Mist in it.
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken – Very tender chicken. Good flavor. How do you get a boneless piece of thigh? I wasn’t paying attention
Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake – I missed it! The blogger next to me tricked me into leaving. Oh well, I don’t think it had Sierra Mist in it.
The recipes and cooking videos with Chef Aaron Sanchez are atÂ http://www.facebook.com/sierramistÂ …look for the “Eating Together” link/photo.