Monday, May 7, 2012

Short but Sweet

Happy Monday!!
I'm keeping this short but sweet, because I'm blogging tomorrow and will have special guest author Alison Stone (who will be a doing a giveaway) and I need to make my kiddo a big breakfast (school testing this week) and then go out and get a Mother's Day gift today. Whew!

Cinco de Mayo: The above is just a sample of our Cinco De Mayo decorations we had around the house. My friend who works as a teacher was able to snag ten sombreros for me too! Very fun.
I made homemade margaritas--no mix for me. And let me tell you, people who don't normally like or drink margaritas LOVED them.I got this recipe from the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network.

Real Margaritas

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 juiced lemon
1 cup triple sec
1 cup tequila

I put everything including ice into the blender, then served it in a salted margarita glass over a little crushed ice.
Delicious. Honestly, best regular margarita I've had. Evah.

Oh and I made grilled vegetables and grilled jalapeno shrimp and also made these chicken enchiladas. I didn't eat them, but the word from the crowd I kept hearing was "phenomenal". So you might want to check it out.
But then again, it might have been the margaritas talking. LOL

And that's all from me. Not so short, huh?

Do you like margaritas? Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
But more importantly, are you ready for Mother's Day?


Old Kitty said...

I LOVE MARGARITAS!! LOL! And tequila shooters are my downfall - love the ritual of drinking it! Oh dear!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Take care

Jessica R. Patch said...

I think I'm ready for Mother's Day. Picked up a card and need to get it in the mail by tomorrow to reach my mom in time!

We saw the Avengers, but I wouldn't call it in honor of Cinco de Mayo. And I do like Margaritas, but I rarely drink them.

Linda G. said...

Mmmm...Margaritas. Love 'em!

The veggies, shrimp, and enchiladas sound pretty darn wonderful, too. :)

Connie Keller said...

I love margaritas! But I've never made them from scratch. Sounds like something I'm going to have to do.

Linda Kage said...

Yum!!! I can already taste the festivities! Thanks for the recipe!

To answer your questions: yes, no, and no, LOL!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I think my spell check was off...

But anyhew, the food was really good. And once you try these margaritas, it will spoil you for any other. LOL

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Yummo! I'm so crashing your house someday. No, didn't celebrate the 5th. Too crazy w/ hubby out of town. And I try to downplay Mother's Day b/c I don't want to put too much pressure on my family. I was crazy w/ expectations that first year I was a mom.

~ Wendy

Rula Sinara said...

You're making me hungry for Mexican food! And no, I'm so not ready for Mother's Day!

Bossy Betty said...

Burp!!!! Loved this post!

LTM said...

I used to have an authentic Mexican sombrero... *where is it*

Yay for easy, REAL Margaritas!!! <3

Sutton Fox said...

Running out to do Mother's Day stuff today. :)

Real margaritas rule!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I've always used a mix, but your way sounds so much tastier!