I did something last night to Daughter #1’s horror that I don’t think she’ll ever be able to erase from her mind.
I went outside in my undies!!!
Oh the horror!!!!!
It was so hot in my house last night (85 degrees to be exact) that I stripped down to my skivvies and marched straight outside!!
“Muuuummmmm!!!! That’s gross.” (a bit harsh….I don’t think I look that bad ) 😀
I said “Well it’s not like I’m sitting on the front steps of the house in my mentionables eating watermelon for all the world to see!!!”
I was in my very semi secluded backyard at 9 pm. 😀
There was something so liberating about it, I felt like as though I was breaking the law and getting away with it, or like when I was little ,swiping little bits of icing off a freshly iced cake that I wasn’t supposed to touch… while no one was looking…and fixing it up as though I was never there 😀
So lock your doors and close the blinds,
Mamas goin out again tonight!!!
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Full of juicy watermelon, fresh mint and a dash of cherry, this refreshing cocktail would make a great drink any day!!
The ingredients can be increased to suit the number of servings needed.
Makes 1 serving
3 fresh mint sprigs
¼ cup (60 mL) watermelon purée
1 tsp (5 mL) cherry-flavoured syrup OR grenadine
3 tbsp (45 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup (60 mL) light rum
2 tbsp (30 mL) chilled sparkling water OR club soda
Sugar cane stirrer AND lime wedge (optional)
In a tall glass, place mint. Using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle to release oil.
In a blender, purée watermelon for 20 seconds. In a cocktail glass, combine watermelon, cherry syrup, lime juice and rum. Stir well. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge, if desired, and serve immediately.
It’s supposed to be sunny all weekend so remember that there is no stronger sunscreen than sitting in a bar!
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