Flashback Friday

Let’s go all the way back to….yesterday! I missed National Margarita Day!!!! Since, it’s now Friday bitches, let’s drink up on some Margarita’s now, likely won’t be on any specials today, so make them in batches in the comfort of your home, and no DD needed, cheers!!

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For the classic Margarita

Ingredients:
  1. kosher salt (for the rim of glass only)
  2. ice cubes.
  3. 2 oz. tequila
  4. 1 and 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice.
  5. 1/2 oz. simple syrup *directions below*
  6. 1/2 oz. Triple Sec.

Simple Syrup:

Pour equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan. Heat the ingredients until dissolved. Once the simple syrup is cool, Keep it cold.

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients plus ice into a cocktail shaker, shake for 10-15 seconds, pour into martini glass that is rimmed with salt and add lime wedge.

Check out my post Cocktail hour for other delish recipes

Cocktail Hour 🍸

 

 

Queen of Procrastination

Just like every other busy momma, I am the true definition of procrastination. My intentions were doing separate updates on some of my previous posts, going way back from October. Well, that’s not going to happen, lol, instead here’s one quick update.

1. That damn pom pom rug, nope, still not finished. I did manage to bring into the house in hopes to start it again, well I may be starting back to step one since Kaila has managed to find and play with them….I really need to find a better hiding spot, but it seriously looks like it’ll be done by the time she goes to college in 14 years lol.

2. Fundraising for Jarron’s gaming and technology academy this summer. I am happy to say that I have kept up on the fundraising, we’ve held 3 cookie sales (about 60 dozen sold altogether), and currently working on the last fundraiser, which will the Spaghetti dinner…that was a big hit in the past.

3. Kaila’s laser treatments for her skin graft scars…she has not had anymore treatments, we go back to the burn clinic in 2 months, but I honestly think she will not require anymore…Funny thing is, when her doctor was telling about these treatments and how many she will need, he said, “I never had a child who needed only one treatment”. I replied watch Kaila be his first, and she actually may be the first patient. The reasoning for this is, the laser treatments are simply not beneficial to her, we will wait to see how it looks once she becomes older and the skin stretches out.

4.  The real on POCS…well unfortunately, things were going too well for me for about 4 years, and I believe when I was writing the post, I was recognizing my old symptoms and pains. I said before POCS can not be cured, but manageable, but ultrasounds and labs have detected that I’m no longer managing it, biopsies are being scheduled, then hysterectomy (uncertain partial or full, but with my luck it will full) will be done. These dates are still unknown, waiting on insurance approvals.

5. Frugal Friday and March is fast approaching, that means it’s time to go hit all those clearance sales for next season, hell if you live in Michigan like me, you can use some extra sweatshirts and boots now, we know Winter isn’t fully over until end of April lol.

I believe that’s about all that needed updated for now, my New Year’s resolution was to prioritize my time and projects better, this may be my first step into doing so…better late than never, stay tune for much much more…….

My Bloody Valentine

Now that I got your attention, Happy Valentine’s Day, a few know that today is my husband’s 40th birthday…and no I didn’t go kill him on his birthday, lol….I purposely saved these recipes for this day, and a special thank you to his sister for giving up Grandma’s recipe so I can make this for him, but first the bloody part….Bloody Mary’s, one of our favorite drinks!


Bloody Mary’s:
4 oz V8 juice (can use spicy) *regular tomato juice will do*
1.5oz Vodka (I like Skye)
2 splashes tabasco (more or less depends on your taste)
Fill cup with ice, add vodka, then add V8, top with tabasco
*When I make mine, I put dash of pickle juice and green olive juice in it, I must have a pickle spear and some green olives in it. **Now this is the way we prefer ours, some people add Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce but we prefer to omit those ingredients

Fish Taco’s:
1 lb Grouper (any white fish will do, since we don’t have Grouper in Michigan!)
1 cup of panko bread crumbs (I mixed panko with Italian breadcrumbs)
Egg whites (mixed with lime juice) * I used 4 eggs whites and 1 tbsp fresh lime juice*
1/2c olive oil
Cut fish into cubes (chunks, tenders, however you like), coat in egg white mix, then coat in breadcrumbs, cook in heated olive oil until golden brown all sides and cooked through.
Pico De Gallo:
4 ripe roma tomatoes, finely chopped
1 small white or purple onion, finely chopped
1/4 c cilantro leaf, finely chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp lime juice
*Combine all ingredients, cover and chill for at least 1 hour
Sour cream sauce:
16oz sour cream
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp taco seasoning
1/2c mayo
*combine all ingredients, chill for 1 hour before serving*
Toppings:
Shredded cabbage, tomatoes, black olives, pico de gallo, shredded cheddar, sour cream sauce…whatever you like inside of a flour/corn tortilla shell.

Cocktail Hour 🍸

Let’s change up my normal food recipes and put a little spirits up in here! Weekly I’m going to make a post with great drink recipes, in all honesty, what momma doesn’t need a drink or two every now and then,  so cheers 🍻

My very post drink recipe will be for my sister in law, Jody Lou, who is sitting up in the ICU again for her asthma, wishing she had one of these right about now, and yes, she’s likely going to kill me for calling her Jody Lou lol…

Strawberry Margarita:

6 oz of Tequila

2 oz Triple Sec

8 oz frozen strawberries in syrup

4 oz frozen limeade concentrate

ICE

Directions:

Fill blender with ice and crush, add tequila and triple sec, then add strawberries and limeade, blend for 30 seconds until smooth. Serve in margarita glasses with rimmed dipped in sugar.

This one is for my little sister who’s birthday is coming up this week, so Happy birthday Cindy Lou who (She’s gonna kill me too lol)

Fierced Apple Crown

 

1.5 oz Apple Crown whiskey

4oz Green Apple Gatorade

Fill cup with ice, add Apple Crown then Apple Gatorade

**I love apple crown, but i serve it with Ginger ale or 7 up**

 

What’s your favorite go to beverage, leave it in replies and I’ll give it a try… unless it’s beer, straight liquor or champaign…. I honestly can’t drink those lol… till next time, drink up 🥂

 

February Birthday Shout Outs🎂

 

I’m pretty sure every family has a month that is full of birthdays, February is our families month, so I would like to take the time out to wish every single one of them a very Happy Birthday 💖

Feb 4th: Happy birthday to my youngest son Jarron, he turned 14. We’ve known from day one that you were something special, we knew you were going to reach for the stars and beyond, we are so proud of the young man you’ve become.

Feb 6th: Happy birthday to my dearest sister in law, Jennie, our Christmas miracle, we are very blessed that you have overcome so many obstacles and are here with us to celebrate your special day. We love you Aunt Jennie

Feb 14th: Happy birthday to my husband, my best friend, my very own Valentine, turns the big 40 this year. I love you with all my heart and I’m very proud to call you my hubby 💖

Feb 15th: Happy birthday to my little sister, my best friend, Cindy, the chick who doesn’t let anything stand in her way and always lands on her two feet, keep being you boo!

Feb 16th: Happy birthday to our dearest nephew, Peyton, you are becoming an extraordinary young man, we are all so glad that you and your mom have become an honorary Jones. We love you!

 

 

JAN 24th: Although I didn’t make this post in January when it was my father’s birthday, after all these years, that day is the one of the hardest for me since you’re no longer here to celebrate with us. Love you and miss you buddy 💜🖤