i told you last month that my mom makes AMAZING margaritas. i am here for a visit and asked her if i could blog it. of course she said yes. you need: frozen limeade, tequila, triple sec and a beer. (any brands are fine for any of these i am sure) pour the limeade into the blender... use the empty limeade can as your measuring cup. fill it 2/3 full of tequila then 1/3 full of the triple sec pour it in the blender too. fill your blender with ice. lots of ice. then blend it. it will be slushy yumminess.
after that is done THEN you add one bottle of beer. DO NOT USE THE BLENDER after the beer is poured in. you will have margaritas all over the place. (i may have done that once in my kitchen but no one can prove it so i am not admitting to anything....) oh......yeahhhhhh. i won't tell you how many i had. Or how many pitchers we made....
mom made a big dinner for everyone. we call it "polynesian chicken"...you start with rice and then you continue down the line of food adding what you like to your plate. i choose rice, chicken, sauce (cream of chicken soup), cheese, pineapples, chow mein noodles & coconut. but everyone always a different meal at the table. it's good. (the strawberries/bananas/yogurt/cottage cheese are side dishes...not part of the polynesian chicken) we ate on the patio in the perfect summer weather. a still summer night. my sister and her girls came for the night too. it was so nice to spend some time together. we got the kids to bed and my mom, dad and my sister and i talked into the night. a really nice evening.
you have to try my mom's margaritas. they are just yummy. they do not taste like a margarita mix...it tastes like a restaurant margarita...a mexican restaurant! mmmmmmm....mmmm....mmmmm!
***AND*** you can make these on the rocks instead of frozen. just make it in a pitcher and add 1/2 a can of water to it. then serve it over ice. it is really good that way too!
rule #1 of craft thursday (from here on out) for mama.... be in a good mood when we start. it doesn't work well to start a craft with kids if i am not mentally ready. but we pushed through my mood and we did it.
hopefully they will want to make crafts with me again someday..... i chose a painting project from Pink and Green Mama's site. she taught it to first graders....Georgia O'Keeffe inspired flower paintings.
first we looked at pictures of her paintings to notice the details. then i gave a pencil to draw their flower having the petals touch all four sides of the paper. then a sharpie to go over the pencil.
then watercolor paint. the petals different from the middle and different from the background.
i lost sean at the very start when i said "i want you to draw a flower" he said no.
he drew a cactus, didn't like how it turned out...threw it away and went to swim in the pool. oh well. the girls finished. they loved it. both so proud of their work. i felt more relaxed than i did all day when i was painting mine. annie's rainbow flower. talby's sunflower. my purple cone flower.
so that is it. craft thursday. one down....ten more to go!!!