Friday, 28 June 2013

(I love Uncle Si! ) Introducing...

The Si Tai!

I'm a huge huge huge Duck Dynasty fan. The show makes me happy happy happy.

During the season finale, the family went to Hawaii. My favorite character, Uncle Si, grabbed one of the woman's Mai Tai and declared it a "Si Tai".

That was it for me. I knew I had to create it.

I based the ingredients off a Mai Tai recipe that appears in Racheal Ray's magazine.

Mix together:

3 oz rum
3/4 oz curacao
dash of either amaretto or almond extract
1/2 oz simple syrup
1.5 oz lime juice**

And pour into a glass of sweet iced tea. If you're not sure how much an oz is you can use the lines on a red solo cup to help you measure.

Garnish with

** Omit the lime juice if you're sweet tea has lemon in it.

I tried the sweet tea with lemon and didn't care for it as much as I think I would like the lime juice.

What do you think?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

S'moreo Ice Cream

I just love my yonanas machine.

Tonight I experimented a bit and made my own flavor- I call it S'moreo.

Its part Oreo and part S'more.

I started by putting 4 oreos in my banana base.

I stirred mini-marshmallows into the "ice cream", melted half a Hershey bar and poured it on top.

Next, I crumbled a graham cracker square  on top of it all.


Do you have a Yonananas machine? Whats your favorite flavor?

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Successful Day of YARD SALES

 The hubby and I both like to go yard sale shopping.

There were a few community yard sales in our area today so we decided to give it a go. Despite the overcast weather, we had quite the luck.

For $3 I walked away with:

  • a work shirt (tied with the purse for my favorite, although the purse was by far the better deal)
  • a brand new gift for my secret pal
  • a brand new purse and matching wallet
  • a dessert pedestal
  • and a book about dino poop for a special kiddo!
That's about .60 cents an item!

My husband spent a bit more, but still got some good deals. For around $12 he came home with:

  • a beer gass
  • a 3 drawer filing cabinet
  • a power pad for his Nintendo  (his favorite score)
  • brand new insoles
That's an average of $3 an item. But the filing cabinet really makes up the majority of the total.

Did you go yard sale hunting today? What's your best ever yard sale find?

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Pinterest Love

If you're like me and addicted to chocolate and Pinterestt then perhaps you'd like to join my "Everything Chocoholic" board on Pinterest.

If you're interested shoot me an email (rrwrites at hotmail dot com) and include your pinterest ID and I'll invite you to the board.

I'd love to have a board dedicated to all sorts of chocolaty goodness. If you blog, feel free to include your own recipes.

Please be sure all pins link to the original source.

Happy Pinning!