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I was going to do this earlier, but frankly, I had to take some down time. Worked the whole weekend, got off Sunday at noon, and was too pumped to take a nap before the 3:25 game time. Two hours sleep before work Monday morning, and the disappointment that was the loss, that shouldn't have been, just wore me out yesterday. Damn, I guess I'm getting old.
Spent the morning catching up, and I guess I'm sorta glad I didn't let all the, justly upset fans, further get me down. I've made one or two comments about what I thought about the loss, and more importantly, the way we loss, so I'm not gonna go into it any more here. But hey, it's an open thread, so if you still feel the need to vent, go ahead. I'll probably just ignore you, and move on.
The Great news, is we are 5-1 baby, 1st in the division, and still in control of our future.
Bye week, hmmm, let's do some recipes, and after Sunday, why not drink.
Sean and Mr Buffett recommend some Margaritas...
1/2 cup coarse salt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes' worth), plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1 cup triple sec
1 cup white tequila adjust according to your own
conscience taste need.
1. Pour the salt onto a small plate. Rub the outside rim of each glass with the cut lime. Dip each glass into the reserved salt; set aside.
2. Place lime juice, lemon juice, triple sec, and 3 cups ice in a blender, and puree on low speed until completely blended. Add tequila and blend for 2 seconds. Pour margaritas into the reserved glasses, over ice, and serve immediately.
Or maybe this week calls for a Hurricane
2 ounces amber rum
1/4 cup passion fruit juice, or 1 tablespoon passion fruit syrup
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
Juice of 1/2 lime
Cherries and orange slice to garnish
In a cocktail shaker mix the rum, passion fruit juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add the grenadine, and lemon juice and stir to combine. Add the ice cubes and shake. Strain Hurricane into a cocktail glass. Garnish with orange and cherries. Yield: 1 serving
Interesting tidbits of the origin of this famous drink:
The creation of this passion-colored relative of a Daiquiri drink is credited to Pat O'Brien. He is reported to have invented the Hurricane in the 1940s in New Orleans. Rumors say he needed to get rid of all the rum that Southern distributors forced him to buy before he could get a few cases of other spirits. He poured the concocosion into hurricane-lamp-shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors. The drink caught on, and it's been part of the celebration ever since.
Pat O'Brien operated a speakeasy during prohibition known as, "Mr. O'Brien's Club Tipperary". The password to get in was, "storm's brewin'". In 1933, after the repeal of prohibition, he moved across the street, opened Pat O'Briens, and later down to the present location at 718 St. Peter, in the French Quarter. During W.W.II, it was difficult to get whiskey, but rum was in ample supply. With the help of the liquor salesman, this cocktail was born. It is served in a 26 oz. Hurricane glass, which is named after the shape of a hurricane lamp and the drink.
Here's the classic Bloody Mary recipe. Enjoy!
1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger) vodka
1/2 cup tomato juice, I use spicy V-8
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Worcestershire sauce to taste, dash or two
Tabasco to taste, whatever ya can handle
1 celery stick for garnish
1 lemon wedge for garnish, I also put Black Pepper in mine.
Combine the vodka, the tomato juice, the lemon juice, the Worcestershire sauce, the Tabasco, 1 cup ice cubes, and salt and pepper to taste, shake the mixture well, and strain it into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish the Bloody Mary with the celery stick and the lemon wedge.
Those are three of my favs, so share some of you'ns.
I also like a simple Salty Dog, in the summertime.
1&2 jiggers Vodka
Mix the two, and pour in a salted rim glass.
BOD and myself could always use some new food recipes as well.
Hmmm, Food Good...