This past Wednesday's drink was a Peppermint White Russian. Recipe from here.
So I put ice in the glasses, then added one part vodka, one part schnaps, one part Kahlua, and topped it off with cream. It was tasty. A little too minty for my taste. Would probably be better with less schnaps, more Kahlua, and heavy cream. Thursday I had a Kahlua and cream.
Today's favorite is two-fold. The first is my grandsons' drawings (or just kids' drawings); the other is a plan I have.
First, the drawings. I don't know why I had these in my bag, but I did, so I decided to scan them and realized just how cute they are.
When Mikey was learning to write, he couldn't get "grandma" down so he would write "Gimop". So cute, right?
I think these were all done during his Spiderman phase ...
And this one is by Andrew, at the same time -- I'm guessing Mikey was 4 and Andrew, 2.
Note to self, always, always, always date their drawings.
Second, the plan. There is an app/thing called Storycorps, which is about talking to people and telling their stories. You can read about it here. Anyway, I was thinking it might be cool to talk with my grandchildren, yearly and ask them questions about life. So I'm going to do that with Mikey and Andrew this year, maybe Cooper. And hope to do it regularly. I'll let you know how it goes and maybe bring the videos here, if they turn out.
So, Nevada and I took another new walk (yay!). We went to the Pulgas Ridge Preserve (link to their website here. Another dog friendly place. No bad smells this time. Although we got a late start (I overslept), it wasn't overly crowded. Not that many dogs either.
Nice view too!
We even brought a dog. She got a little tired and had to be carried some of the way. :)
After the walk we went for breakfast .. though by the time we found a place it was after noon. We had brunch at Bistro Vida in Menlo Park. Had another eggs benedict - they were pretty good. Much better than last week's (the Prolific Oven).
It was great. I learned a few things and might use a different recipe next time, but it was great. Loved the little grilled cheeseys and again, one I will definitely do again. I think the little boys will like the grilled cheeseys.
It's almost time for another Cocktail Wednesday (it is Wednesday after all), but I thought I would get this posted before tonight. Last week, while we were waiting for our carpet to be installed, we had Cocktail Wednesday at my YD and SIL's new apartment.
The cocktail was one that my SIL had tasted in Guam on his most recent trip there (for work) and wanted to try at home. Recipe from here and renamed by us to be Guam Honey .. a little weird otherwise.
Vodka (2 oz)
Amaretto (1 oz)
Honey (watered down) (0.5 oz)
Star Anise (1)
pepper (dash or two)
pineapple juice (2 oz)
We mixed the vodka, amaretto, honey, juice, and pepper in a shaker with ice and then poured into the glasses, put the star anise on top - put some fire to the star to cook it a little (?) - and added a dash of pepper.
It was really good. I will definitely have this one again. (even if the star anise does look a little like a bug in my drink). The more you cooked the star, the better the drink tasted.
So on Saturday, Nevada and I walked at a new place. Coyoto Hills Regional Park.
It was a nice park and dog friendly. The park is along the San Francisco Bay. It was an easy walk -- could have been harder but we took the easiest path. On the water-side of the walk it smelled pretty bad .. the other side no smell but no breeze.