I talk about food a lot. And other stuff.

But mostly food.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hello, February.

As you may know, I live in the Minnesotan portion of the Arctic Tundra.  I have lived here for most of my life, and have just recently come to the realization that not everyone in the United States currently has a mountain of shoveled snow from their driveway taller than they are.  I have also come to the realization that I hate February.  This is possibly because I live in Minnesota.  February has the promise of being the shortest month, and when you live in Minnesota any month in the winter that is a few days shorter than the other days in the winter must be a good thing. Right?  Except it isn't.  It's still really cold.  And it's still really cold for 28 days.  Which, granted, isn't as long as 30 or 31 days, but is still really cold.  And I resent that because it's not as short as it promises to be, and it's still really cold.


In order to make the time go quicker, I'm going to DO something.  I tell my kids this all the time.  "That thing is taking too long for you to wait through?  Go do something.  The time will go quicker if you clean up/play/do your homework/make some art."  So this February I'm going to post something on this blog every single day.  Be warned, it might not be AWESOME EVERY DAY. It might just be a picture emailed to the site from my iPhone with a caption.  But then again, it might be an awesome picture.  And really, it might be awesome every day.  We'll just have to see together.

So as we start out on this journey together, let me share with you some things that I'm sure will help me through February.

Ginger Lemon Drop:
2 oz ginger infused vodka
1/2 oz lemon juice
1oz Triple Sec
1 tsp superfine sugar
Shake it.
Rim glass with lemon juice and superfine sugar

Hot Toddy:
1-2 oz whiskey - I use Scoresby, because that's what my Grampy drank. 
He was a New York City Firefighter during WWII.  Slainte.
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon (leave it in the cup)
1 TBS Honey
1 Cinnamon Stick
3 Cloves
Top off with boiling water

Kentucky Mule (thanks to Slackmistress)
2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Lime Juice
Finish with Ginger Beer

See you tomorrow!


  1. Yay! I'm looking forward to it. Also looking forward to trying out these cocktails.

  2. So, you're saying that drinking your way through february is the solution? At least the alcohol will act as antifreeze and keep your blood flowing.

    We look forward to reading your blog every. single. day.

    Oh, and another way to pass the time, reading all of our comments!!