In order to save money for my London Holiday in October, I have issued a moratorium on the purchase of new bottles of booze. Drink what you have is my new alcohol mantra. So far, I have worked my way through two bottles of vodka and the last of my gin ... which leaves me with a bottle of kahlua, two bottles of tequila, some blue curacao, two bottles of dry vermouth, a smidge of campari, and some of my homemade strawberry limoncello.
When I want a drink, trying to decide what to make with those ingredients is an interesting challenge.
Last night, I came up with this:
2 parts coffee (leftover from the morning)
1 part vanilla ice cream
1 part kahlua
1 part tequila (well, mezcal, actually)
Shake over ice. Strain into chilled martini glass.
It was surprisingly delicious.
Meanwhile ... I have also been successful with some of my other money-saving attempts:
I have 1) packed my lunch everyday except Fridays for the past 3 weeks [today, I'm having a pita stuffed with hummus, lettuce, and the last of the pesto pasta salad] and 2) I am cooking more meals at home! I have only eaten out on the weekends. YAY ME!
I would love to hear other people's money saving ideas, too!
Tonight is Project Runway! YAY! Unfortunately, I may not be able to watch it "live," because tonight is also Laundry Night. I need to confer with Mike to see what we can do. At least, if I can't make it over tonight, I'll be able to watch it on TiVo tomorrow night. It's not the same though.
And, lastly, I *finally* watched Transamerica the other night. I thought it was a good film. The son was hot. However, sometimes, I felt like Bree (Felicity Huffman) was portrayed more as a caricature [Wait! Wasn't that a Dorothy Michaels move?] than a real person. Did anyone else have that impression?