Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mid Week Margs

For my birthday a couple of weeks ago, Katie made me some jalapeno infused tequila and I had to put it to use! She gave me an awesome recipe that called for blood orange juice but I could not find blood oranges so I had to find a different way to enjoy my tequila!

I came across a recipe for Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita's and gave it a try. It was super easy and refreshing!
How to: Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita's

You will need:
1/2 L. tequila blanco, 100 percent agave
3 jalapenos
1 cucumber
freshly squeezed lime juice
simple syrup*
lime wedges

1. Slice jalapenos and combine with tequila. Infuse the tequila with jalapenos for three days. Mine has been infusing for a couple of weeks so it had a pretty strong jalapeno flavor.

2. For the cucumber juice, peel the skin off, roughly chop the cucumber and blend it up in a food processor until nice and juicy.

3. To make one margarita, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 2 oz. jalapeno-infused tequila, 2 oz. cucumber juice, 1/2 oz. lime juice and 1/2 oz. simple syrup ( I used agave nectar). Shake and serve on the rocks in a glass rimmed with salt. Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthday Weekend

I turned 27 last Thursday. 27 is kind of a scary bday. It officially marks the entrance into my late 20's which means I am that much closer to being 30 which I am totally not ready for. Scary bday or not, I love celebrating!

2 weeks ago we had the 3rd annual birthday crawfish boil for Jon and I where I ate half my body weight in crawfish. So yummy!

On Wednesday (day before my bday) the girls at work took me out to lunch at one of our fave places, Hibachi.

Thursday, Danny picked me up for lunch and we headed to Torchy's Tacos.

I normally take a Pure Barre class on Thursdays after work and I didn't want to mess with my routine so I decided I would take Pure Barre on my bday and Danny and I could go out for dinner on Saturday night to celebrate.

Friday night we had friends over for a pizza bar/game night party. This was not part of the bday celebrations but was such a great time! We had all sorts of pizza toppings and everyone brought their own pizza dough and meat topping and we made pizzas together. After we finished eating, chatting and watching the Ranger game we got down to business. We played Taboo, the dice game Left Right and Center, and the movie charade game. We had so much
fun! Game night is definitely something we need to do more often.

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Tired Maggie
Tired Ollie

Saturday was one of the greatest days in the history of days. We slept in, I went to Pure Barre, we laid out in the pool while we watched the Ranger game, we took an almost three hour nap and then we headed out to dinner at Bolsa.

We had some cocktails and wine and then had a yummy dinner which included a bruschetta sampler for an appetizer followed by mussels for me and pork belly for Danny. It was so yummy and I had such a great time just sitting at talking with my hubby. It was the perfect end to a great day!

So, even though I was not looking forward to turning 27, I had such a great time hanging out with all the people I love most!!! I am sure this year will be great!