Sunday, March 1, 2015

Presently

The teardrop is taking shape!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Hour: Hot 'n Spicy Ginger Cocktail

Hot 'N Spicy Ginger Cocktail | Call Me Fudge
Next week, Daylight Savings Time starts back up and I could not be happier about it.  Finally, I get to stop chasing the sun home and sneaking outside during my lunch breaks to soak up some vitamin D.

I can deal with the cold days of winter, just not the cold, dark days of winter.
Hot 'N Spicy Ginger Cocktail | Call Me Fudge
Maybe it's just because this winter has been so overwhelmingly busy for us, or maybe it's just a really severe case of wanderlust that won't go away, but whatever it is, I am feeling anxious.  Anxious for long nights sitting outside around a fire with a drink in my hand.  Anxious for fresh, local produce and barbecues.  Anxious for everything that summer has to offer.

Tonight, I'm going to see Wild though.  I'm sure that's going to make my wanderlust just disappear ;)
Hot 'N Spicy Ginger Cocktail | Call Me Fudge

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cheddar Beer Bread

Cheddar Beer Bread | Call Me Fudge
I keep watching things on the news about the East Coast and the Midwest and even the Eastern Rockies getting pounded with snow and here in Utah (where we generally want the snow), we just had the most mild February on record.

I have worn a cardigan more times than I've worn a coat in the past three weeks.  Sometimes even the sweater has been too heavy.

That changed this weekend when we were working on our teardrop trailer out in the garage.  It was only 20˚ and it was miserable to be outside.  (That, and the fact that I caught the flu).
Cheddar Beer Bread | Call Me Fudge
Part of me is ok with having a little more actual winter and part of me was really liking the fact that spring came early.  This is the time of year when I start to really wish that I lived in Arizona or Florida, but then I remember that I absolutely hate being too hot and I know I could never survive a summer in the south.  

So, it looks like I'm just going to have to trade in my sweaters for winter coats for a while longer and I'll also be trading in my light, fruit-filled meals for carb-heavy snacks like beer bread.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Coconut Pecan Ice Cream Topping

Coconut Pecan Ice Cream Topping | Call Me Fudge
This past weekend, we celebrated my dad's birthday, but we didn't get to have my dad's favorite birthday cake (German Chocolate).  Because of allergies and preferences, foods with coconut and nuts seem to be hard to get everyone to agree on.

I still think if it's your birthday, you get to decide no matter what.  But I was assured that we would have German Chocolate Cake another time and I will get an invite.

At least, we did get to have a pretty delicious replacement dessert (not to toot my own horn or anything).

Still, I can't wait until my mom makes my dad's real favorite cake.  I can't quite decide if the cake is my favorite part or if drizzling warm leftover coconut pecan frosting on top of vanilla ice cream the next day is my favorite.  It's probably a tie.  The kind of tie where there's no disappointment.  
Coconut Pecan Ice Cream Topping | Call Me Fudge

Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Hour: Lemon Ginger Mule

Lemon Ginger Mule
I think you can trace major life changes back to singular events that take up a very small amount of time.  For me, one of those moments was when I discovered Moscow Mules.

If you haven't tried one, believe me, it's life-changing.
Lemon Ginger Mule
I just never knew that a drink could taste so good and refreshing and perfectly satisfying.

If you want to make the traditional one you need vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.  This one has an extra spice kick from the freshly grated ginger and the lemon juice is a nice twist.

It's just perfect.  I wish you could take a sip from your computer (or phone) screen right now so you'd know I wasn't lying to you.  Lucky for you, they're super simple to make so you can mix yourself one.  It's Friday after all.
Lemon Ginger Mule

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Piña Colada Smoothie

Today is Hump Day (thank the lawd!), but already it's been one of those weeks.  One of those weeks where you're just over it.  You're over all of it before it's even started.

It's been one of those weeks when I really wished I was my own boss and I worked from home so I could start my day with a Bloody Mary then I could eat my lunch outside with a freshly blended piña colada and just, you know, continue that pattern all day.
So, I guess it's probably a good thing that I do have to go into the office where there are expectations of me.

Maybe someday, but for now I'm resigned to making the non-alcoholic version in the morning before heading off to my 9-5 (or rather 7-4).  It tastes really good and it serves as a pretty good consolation prize, but ya know, not quite the effect I'm after.

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