Here’s a few deals for your home from Ann-Marie of Chaos Is Bliss.
This is a snapshot of my actual shopping list one Saturday a few weeks ago. I was in the mood for Mexican, and apparently my mood was left unsatisfied as I was out of tortillas,enchilada sauce, sour mix, tequila and lime juice.
It’s mainly the three last ingredients that left me a little let down. There’s really no replacement for a good margarita, is there? Especially without tequila?
Actually, I found one! One of my favorite Food Network stars is Sandra Lee, of Semi-Homemade Cooking. I have three of her cookbooks and have cooked several of her recipes on FoodNetwork.com.
Recently I hosted a supper club with a few friends, in which the host chooses the menu, provides the entree & drinks and sends recipes to the guests to make sides and dessert. The nice part about that setup is that by having someone else pick your recipe, everyone agrees it’s ok to not like something, and no one gets their feelings hurt by their own favorite recipe getting the thumbs down.
So I chose Semi-Homemade Cooking recipes for supper club, and I made the entree and drinks.
Back to getting my margarita fix.
Sandra Lee offers a deliciously sweet-tart concoction called a Lime Beer Cocktail, which only has two ingredients. Can you guess them?
- 6 bottles light beer
- 1 can frozen limeade concentrate
While the limeade is still frozen, place into your favorite beverage pitcher and mix slowly with a metal spoon into light beer. The metal spoon lessons the fizz made from the beer (who knew?). Garnish with lime if desired.
Without a doubt, this drinkie drink not only got thumbs-up all around the room, but one of the ladies has made it twice since! So while it doesn’t come real close to a real ‘rita, it is citrusy and refreshing and deserves a spot in any Mexican meal. Try it!
Ann-Marie is a SAHM of 3 fun-loving kiddos. Her passion for sharing tips & deals with everyone (literally â€“ therapists, technicians, random strangers in lineâ€¦) inspired her to begin her own blogging journey. Chaos Is Bliss was launched in October 2010 to share ideas on all things home & family.