Hey, you guys get two posts today! Since it's snowing like the end of times, we had a tropical vaca in the house tonight. We were not allowed to look at the snow or even talk about it. This was the best idea ever.
First we invited Jimmy Buffet. Because it's not a tropical party without him. We're still waiting for his response, but we pretended he was with us. (the weather is here, wish you were beautiful...)
Second, we mixed up the best margaritas ever. I even surprised myself. The secret is whole blood oranges. After a round or two of these, it makes it hard to prepare dinner. Really hard. Dinner was a bit lame. But at least the margaritas were good!
Third, we made fajitas. Nothing fancy here. Lots of bell peppers and red onions. And some sliced leftover pork and some chorizo. I would give you a recipe, but there are probably more exciting ones floating around internet land. My secret ingredient is Penzey's Spice Fajita Blend. Love it.
The Best Margaritas Ever.
1 cup Tequila (I used the gold stuff, because it's all we had)
1/2 cup Triple Sec (I used Cointreau, again, all we had)
1/4 cup lime juice
2 whole blood oranges, peels removed, quartered (look ma, we're eating fruit)
Blend everything, but ice until smooth. Add in ice and blend until no large chunks. Pour into margarita glasses, rimmed with salt.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
It's snowing outside. Nothing new to us. Granted, some of my friends have been getting more snow than me (it was 50 on New Year's Eve), but we are used to the snow. But we're getting dumped on, which I love. I adore snow. Luckily, I already wasn't going to work today and I've had a nasty cold for a few days, so I had no plans today. It has been amazing so far.
The G-unit and I decided to go for a run, because I haven't since Friday... you know, being sick and all. I'm growing to love my snowy runs. Nobody else is out there, so we don't have to worry about looking silly and I don't need to hold G's leash. We had to stop and sniff the snow for any creatures hiding inside.
Then we really had to plan ourselves and really dig into the snow to be POSITIVE that there were no small creatures hiding inside.
I'm not sure how I'm ever going to add up the miles to reach my goal of a half mary this year with the way we have to stop ever couple of feat to sniff, but I wouldn't do it any other way.
After warming up again, I decided that like snow days of the days past, I should only have fun today. I decided to bake my FAVOURITE cookies. Trust me, these cookies will bring you to your knees in extacy. I have been making these for years and they are the ultimate cookie. Kind of like a garbage sink cookie, but better and more refined. I always make a double batch and freezer one batch of dough to make the next time I'm craving cookies, but am too lazy to actually prepare them. Next time you see her, thank Martha Stewart for this wonderful recipe!
Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Toffee Cookies
from Martha Stewart
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup toffee pieces, (5 1/2 ounces)