Wednesday, June 27, 2007


What I love about summer....

fruits in season
lazy schedules
colorful clothes
Noah wearing muscle shirts
thick green grass
flip flops
mid-week sleepovers with cousins
hibiscus flowers
and popsicles!

I found a yummy recipe for Margarita Popsicles that I'll be making for the 4th of July. We always go over to my sister's in-laws' house for swimming, grilled burgers and hot dogs, and fireworks! (they live in the country)

Here's the popsicle recipe:

Margarita Popsicles
- Emeril Lagasse

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
Kosher salt, for garnish
Special Equipment: 4 small cups (recommended: Dixie), 4 popsicle sticks

Combine sugar, lime juice, water, lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool transfer to a blender with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime wedge and process until smooth. Pour into the cups and cover the top of each cup with foil. Place the popsicle stick in center of cup (down through foil, which will hold it in place). Freeze until hard, preferably overnight. Remove from freezer and run cup under warm water to loosen popsicle. Garnish with kosher salt and serve.

Off to pitch some baseballs to Noah!

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." ~Sam Keen

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