Friday, February 27, 2015
I can deal with the cold days of winter, just not the cold, dark days of winter.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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).
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
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.
Friday, February 20, 2015
If you haven't tried one, believe me, it's life-changing.
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.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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.
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.