Time! Time! Time!
I arrived home, after an eighteen day trip of Spain and Portugal, on Monday at 11:00 PM. I got to bed about 12:30 AM.
Of course I woke up at 3:30 AM. Oh how I hate jet lag!
Tuesday afternoon the bug that we brought home with us appeared. Terry at least was able to get out of bed. I am not certain if I hit the bed because of the cold or jet lag. Along came the fever. I was anchored to the bed until Friday. I was still getting up at least three times during the night...erratic sleep patterns are the pits. The wee small hours of the morning are for sleeping not being wide awake!
Today I was able to pull myself out of bed. When I read my emails I found the note that there was a post due for The Secret Recipe Club. This is a fun group where each blogger is randomly assigned a blog belonging to another group member. Our challenge is to find a recipe that we will enjoy, prepare it, and share the recipe as well as info about the blog.
I wanted to make a recipe that would soothe my throat so I went to my assigned blog, 2 Cookin' Mamas, and searched through smoothies and beverages........and cocktails, why not? I considered the Chocolate Almond Smoothie and the Hawaiian Hazelnut Mocha Smoothie but would have had to go to the store....nope, can't happen. Then, I looked at the cocktails. I did have a stocked liquor cabinet.
I settled on the Frozen Mudslide! We did enjoy this thick, frozen treat. It certainly cooled the throat and maybe froze it a time or two also! I did have to make a change...I only had half and half so I substituted it for the cream and I topped it with a drizzle of chocolate and chocolate covered coffee beans! Perfect!
slightly adapted from 2 Cookin' Mamas
2 ounces Irish Cream liqueur
2 ounces coffee liqueur
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces cream or half and half
2 cups ice
Garnish: Chocolate Syrup and Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Pour all of the ingredients, except the garnishes, into the blender. Blend until smooth and thick.
Prepare two glasses by drizzling chocolate syrup around the inside top portion of the glass. Divide the frozen mixture between the glasses.
Add the garnishes as desired.
Note: If you prefer to serve the drink over, add ice cubes to the glasses, drizzle each with syrup and divide the liquid between the two glasses.
I had fully intended to make the Crockpot Cuban Pork with Cilantro-Lime Rice before leaving on vacation but time slipped away too quickly and I became busy trying to use up most everything in the refrigerator so I wouldn't have to toss it! I do plan to try the Cuban Pork dish as it sounds really great.
We are very fortunate to have a lovely next door neighbors who brought us homemade chicken soup for dinner one evening and lamb kabob sandwiches on another. Bless them. It was much appreciated!!
2 Cookin' Mamas is a mother-daughter team who love to cook and use the blog to share their culinary expertise and knowledge of nutrition. Their blog has quite a variety of healthy and easy recipes and is well worth perusing thoroughly!