Frozen Margarita Recipe

Frozen Margarita Recipe

I don’t mean to brag, but I’m known far and wide (among my friends) for being THE best frozen drink maker in all the land. With cinco de mayo rapidly approaching, I figured that I would finally share how I make my frozen margaritas!

This is a no frills, NOT diet-friendly recipe, but it will please the taste buds, and have you feeling like dancing for sure!! 😜

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(makes about 4)

  • 1 can of frozen minute made Lime concentrate (most important ingredient)
  • Tequila ( I use Espolon silver)
  • A beer of choice (Honestly, I usually use Coors or Miller light).
  • Ice

 

Recipe:

Pour the entire can of frozen Limeade into the blender. Then fill that can about an inch from the top with Tequila. IMG_2935Pour that tequila right on in that blender. Fill blender with ice. Then pour beer over the mixture until about an inch below the ice. Now put the lid on and hit liquify on that blender. You want to blend for at least one minute in order to not get ice chunks into the mixture. Nobody wants to deal with ice chunks, am I right? We need that nice smooth consistency. Now pour it into your glass and enjoy πŸ™‚

**If your margarita is a little to watery.. add a few more cubes of ice onto the top and re-blend. Each blender is a little different, so sometimes you have to finagle the ice/beer ratio πŸ˜‚.

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Cheers!!!!

xoxo,

Stephi

The Paloma

The Paloma

It’s the freakin’ weekend (although it may just feel like a Tuesday… #quarantinelife), so you know what that means… time for a quarantini!!! This weeks cocktail of choice : The Paloma.

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I saw a friend of mine enjoying one of these on Instagram last week, and I’ve been dying for one ever since! I’ve mentioned before that I love a tart drink, and nothing says tart like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice is like a little piece of heaven with its soury- sweetness, and makes the perfect cocktail for a warm Quarantine evening ;-).

Ingredients:

Kosher Salt

Tequila (I use Espolon).

1/4 cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

1 tablespoon of fresh lime juiceΒ  (about 1/2 of a lime)

Topo Chico (or club soda)

Recipe:

First pour a little salt on a plate. Then add a little lime juice on the rim of your glass, and dip the rim of the glass in the salt.Β  Pour desired amount of tequila in glass. Add 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, juice from half of a lime, then fill the cup with ice. Now top off with Topo chico, give it a little stirry stir.. and you are ready to enjoy!!

Cheers!!!

Stephi

 

Quarantini Time

Quarantini Time

Seeing that every day feels a little like Groundhog’s Day… I have spiced things up a bit by making this little “Quarantini”. Full disclosure; It’s not a martini.. it’s really just a cocktail, but I just like saying “Quarantini” πŸ˜‚.

Enough words.. I’ll get to the good stuff…

The Recipe:

  • Tequila – I use Espolon Good price, tastes great
  • Juice of 1 entire lime + Zulay lime squeezer (it makes life easier)
  • Topo Chico (could substitute with club soda..but Topo Chico is better)
  • Cointreau
  • Hot Steve **optional** (for me Steve is essential.. he’s a spicy little rim salt that I crave πŸ˜‰)

Directions:

First, get some Hot Steve (or salt) all up on that rim! To make this perfect Quarantini,Β  pour the desired amount of tequila in your Goblet (I’m not judging the amount). You must use a fancy cup/ or Goblet because in quarantine life, we all deserve to be just a little extra! Now, bust out your lime squeezer and squeeze every last drop of juice into the goblet. Now add a splash of cointreau. More than a splash will sweeten up your cocktail. For some, this is desired. For me, I like a tart drink, so just a splash is perfect! Fill your goblet with ice, now top it off with delicious Topo Chico, and you have yourself a “Quarantini”! Enjoy

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** Warning** This Quarantini could cause you to stay up wayyy too late watching re-runs of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and making random amazon purchases. Please drink responsibly

xoxo,

Stephi

Breaking the Cycle of Ordering Out!

Breaking the Cycle of Ordering Out!

I have a serious problem…. I order out, at least 4 nights a week….

Every Sunday I sit down to plan a grocery list. After a weekend full of chips and salsa, pizza and Thai food, all I want is to plan healthy meals to cook for my entire family, Sunday through Thursday. Simple enough, right?

I work hard at planning my meals. I always go to Thedefineddish.com for great healthy filling, delicious recipes, then I scour through cookbooks to search for healthy meals. Once I have my list complete, I feel on top of the world!

Sunday night: a healthy meal is on the table.. there is always whining from the kids, but it’s only Sunday and I am soooo motivated that I can take it!

Monday night: After a full day of running around, taking kids to school, checking off the to-do list, picking kids up from school, enforcing homework, playing nerf guns with Kace… I don’t totally feel like cooking, but I will. There will be a LOT of whining, but I can get through it because it’s only Monday, I have to suck it up!

Then Tuesday comes… same routine.. rushing around, after school play dates, running Livia to musical theater. Kids are whining from the second they walk in the door about Kace being too loud, or wanting to watch youtube, or Kace taking all of clothes off and trying to pee on the couch. The idea of cooking gets more and more daunting…. I can feel my heart rate speed up just thinking of trying to cook while Kace is climbing on top of the counter tops trying to smack me in the face with a spatula and Livia and Violet are whining because they don’t want to eat whatever it is I’m making… thats when I give in. Favor to the rescue!

Wednesday night: I think about cooking for a brief moment, but after guitar lessons and soccer games, all while toting my two-year old mini monster around, Favor or UberEats is sounding pretty good.

Thursday night: Its almost the weekend so… why not just order out?

Friday and Saturday: HAH! Def not cooking.

Then Sunday repeats!

I have created a vicious cycle of not only spending too much money ordering out, but wasting perfectly good groceries! It has to stop! I need help-lol! Hold me accountable! This week I am going to stick to my meal plan! I WILL cook one meal that the whole family will (be forced to) eat Sunday through Thursday.

Here is what I’m making:

Sunday- Skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, and grilled corn on the cobb.

Monday- Grilled Chicken with arugula and warm chick peas. This is going to be a tough one to get the kids to eat it, but it will be Monday and I will be motivated enough to stick it out!

Tuesday- Tacos! I know its not the healthiest thing ever, but the kids will eat it, and I can make it into a Taco salad for Kevin and myself.

Wednesday- I’m going to go with “Southwest Soup”, a family recipe that is super easy, and I can get all 3 kids to eat it. Livia will whine about it, but she’ll eat it! You basically dump chicken breasts, chicken broth, 2 cans of black beans, 2 cans of corn, 4 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilis, chili powder cumin, and salt in a pot and cook it! Shred the chicken and serve with a little sour cream. Easy peasy!

Thursday- Turkey meatballs with marinara sauce, and a salad. I mayyyy give in and let the kids have peas for a side, because the griping over salad may drive me up the wall!

WISH ME LUCK!!! Tune in on instagram stories (@stephikruse) every night to see how it goes down :).

Love,

Stephi