Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cheers to a Happy New Year

My oh my how this year has flown by. (The picture above was taken exactly one year ago on New Years Eve) I'm actually tearing up a little as I write this because 2008 has brought so many blessings to my life. I am very very thankful for my dear friends and family and I thank God for watching over me. There have been some rough spots, but I've never felt alone. I believe that 2009 contains wonderful things for Jim and I, and I am eager to continue traveling down this road with him.

To my family and my friends: Cheers to YOU for being extraordinary individuals!

Here is how to make an extraordinary Margarita!

Start with 1 1/2 cups GOOD tequila.

Add 1/2 cup Grand Marnier.

Add 4 oz beer. (secret ingredient)

One can of frozen Limeade.

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (or juice from an actual lemon)
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice (or juice from an actual lime)
Not Pictured - 1 Tablespoon of sugar (or to taste)

Blend together! Add ice to the blender to serve frozen. Or pour over ice to serve on the rocks. This is a really good and tart margarita!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years Eve. Jim and I plan to have dinner at a friends house where they are serving prime rib and truffle mashed potatoes (YUM!) followed by a 90's Dance Party at another friends house. Party like it's 1999!


  1. Happy New Year, Mandy!!! That drink is awesome... I love having new cocktails to make in the Margarita Machine. Yum

  2. AH, you've got the margaritaville machine! That's so cool. Hope you have a wonderful 2009!

  3. Happy New Year!! I'm turning 21 next week..we will definitely be making some of these!!!! You posted that just in time!!! =]

  4. 90's dance party! That's too fun! The margarita looks fantastic. I reverted to college days and made grown up Amaretto Sours. We also made your sandwiches (the roast beef was the favorite) and it was a smashing success! Happy New Year Mandy!



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