Well, I've been a little overwhelmed lately, so I figured a nice "cocktail" at the end of the evening (after putting all of the kids to bed, my nephew included) sounded quite good! We're watching my nephew this week, which will be interesting, to say the least! He's an absolute doll, but when you get he and my son together (they're 5 months apart), there tends to be quite a bit of bickering. I knew it would be pretty irresponsible on my part to have a nice, strong drink (as I needed), so I chose to have an Amaretto Stone Sour--just enough to take the edge off :) This is a great drink for those of you out there who don't care for beer (like myself) or who don't care for a real strong liquor taste (as something with tequila may have). While my husband probably won't admit this to many people, it's one of his favorite drinks! Oops...did I say that out loud?!? It's probably not the most "manly" drink, but it's so good and easy to make! (Please excuse the picture...it was taken pretty late last night!)
Amaretto Stone Sour
2 ounces Amaretto 2 ounces Sweet and Sour Mix 2 ounces Orange Juice
Fill glass with ice and add all ingredients--you can add more of each, if you want a taller glass...just make sure to do equal proportions! Stir well and garnish as desired.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)