Monday, September 24, 2007

Fun Monday Cheating and Delinquency

Oh, I have been a BAD Tigger. I am horribly late for this Fun Monday. For several reasons, actually. First of all, I spent the weekend in Fayetteville enjoying (even though we lost) the Arkansas Razorbacks game. Don't we look festive?

I had not been to a college game since my days at Texas A&M...and so, it was a big thrill. And it was difficult not to do the A&M yells, since I have been trained to do those for so many years. I am also shocked that I was able to convince Roger to watch FOOTBALL. He enjoyed it, too! But...more on that in a later post. It's FUN MONDAY. I haven't forgotten.I'm just a bad Tigger. Not only am I late, but I'm REPOSTING. I know - awful. But consider this: my daughter's boyfriend gave her crabs yesterday.

I'll give you a minute to let that sink in.

Are you breathing yet?

Okay, good. He only gave her two. She gave them names: "Romance" and "Sanity." And yes, they are hermit crabs. And they are not hermitted up anywhere on her person - but they have a "crabitat" that we will be fancying up for them today.

So, now you have all my excuses for being so late. This week's hostess is Lisa, The Food Snob, and her assignment was as such:
I want to see your favorite recipe, be it either because your grandmother wrote it, it's the easiest thing you can slap together that everyone likes, it makes you feel healthy, it's cheap, etc. You don't have to make it (although you could if you want) but let us see the index card, cookbook, printed paper from the web, and why it's a favorite in your house. If you have a lot, just pick one, I know I'll have to!

Now is when I'm a VERY bad Tigger...and will most likely fail Lisa's assignment because a) I have posted this before, and b) alcohol is NOT really food. So, spank me. This is a drink recipe I weaseled out of a male waiter at Chili's. It's called the "Presidente Margarita," and here is a copy of the recipe he gave me, on the sly, after I batted my lashes and cajoled him a bit: The Chili's shaker is a must-have for beginning this drink, which only costs $2 after you buy the drink itself. I must state as a disclaimer that anyone under the age of 21 should LOOK AWAY. NOW!

Ingredients include some pricey liquor, from left to right: Sauza Tequila, El Presidente Brandy, Cointreau, lime juice, sweet and sour mix, and ice.Step one, fill the shaker with ice:Step two, add 1 1/4 shots of Sauza:Step two and a half, (if you want to deviate from the recipe a bit, Tiggerlane-style) add a dash of the new Jose Cuervo Black:Step three, add one shot of Presidente brandy:Step four, add 3/4 shot of Cointreau. Look at that price tag. OUCH!Step five, add one shot of lime juice:Step six, fill the rest of the tumbler with sweet and sour mix. And then say that four times real fast, because shortly, you will no longer be able to.Put the cute little caps back on the tumbler, and shake vigorously. Preferably over your sink, in case after your second or third drink, you lose the ability to gauge how tightly you are NOT holding said caps on tumbler:Froth is desired, yes, indeed.Pour into glass,and ENJOY! (FYI, in Tiggerlane's world, salt is only good for shooting tequila and making INSTANT margaritas - a recipe that requires a recliner and a lot of stupidity.)Now go check out the non-delinquent, non-cheating Fun Monday gang!


Desert Songbird said...

I haven't been to a college football game since Jake Plummer was still playing at Arizona State. Now, that's only been about 12 years, but still...

I recognize that bottle Sauza. Oh, maybe there's one on my kitchen counter?...

Desert Songbird said...

BTW - you and The Offspring look fab-u-lous!

Lisa said...

Looks very yummy, thanks!
Sorry I missed you, I will add you to the post when I get home from work!

Matt-Man said...

Bee-yoo-tee-ful. Cheers!!

Anonymous said...

I put that recipe in a doc file when you first posted it...and never made it! how is it that I managed to experience the *shudder* beergarita, but not this? I will make this. I owe it to myself on behalf of the beergarita monstrosity. ;)

I love the pictures. The one of the three of you is just wonderful!

Kila said...

I could go for one.

You and your daughter could be sisters :)

Kila said...

I could go for one.

You and your daughter could be sisters :)

Robin said...

1) Better late than nevah!

2) FANTASTIC pics--from start to finish.

3) I'm pretty sure I read this before, and yep, I've tried these libations and they're fabuloso! And dangerous...much better to have them at home.

4) I'm too cheap to buy Cointreau, I substitute Triple Sec in cocktails...I wonder how much it affects taste.

5) Cool glasses, too!

theotherbear said...

Oh I could use one right now. I'm not sure if I would drink it or throw it at my boss.
You guys look so cute in those photos!

M@ said...

VERY bad Tigger.

Debs said...

I am going to Chili's and trying this out! :D

C said...

Wow I was wondering what kind of mom would post that her daughter got crabs from her boyfriend(as blatantly) but relief washed over me when I realized you meant he gave her some crabs as gifts. yay!

mjd said...

Let's face it most of the Fun Mondayers cheat at one time or another. Your photos are fabulous. I hear that Razorback fans are almost as fun as the Texas A&M fans.

Kaytabug said...

Um NO K-state Wildcat fans are the best!! I love college football!!

You seriously got me with the crabs part..shame on you!!! LOL

I have that shaker and the El Presidente is my FAVE margarita! Thanks for sharing the original recipe!!! I can't wait to go into debt buying the ingredients!!! Ha ha!

Tiggerlane said...

desert songbird - I vow NEVER to go that long again without experiencing live football! Just have to get the hubby to a pro game next. GO COLTS! And thank you for the compliment!

lisa - no problem - hosting is a tough job!

matt-man - you are too kind!

melissa - you are a BAD girl! You had better make this, and FAST! And thanks for the compliment.

kila - I'll whip one up! And the more she ages, the more she changes. The more grey hairs I get, the less we will look alike.

Robin - Thank you! And yes - definitely safer to have at home. Wouldn't you know? I only have one of these glasses left - the rest have been broken. :-(

theotherbear - thanks! And don't throw it - that's a waste of good alcohol.

m@ - you wouldn't want it any other way.

debs - just don't tell them where you got the tip - I'm just hoping I don't get sued for it - I did change it a bit, so maybe that covers me.

c - you should have heard the reactions when I sent that text message to my friends!! I'm rotten!

mjd - they are, but Aggie fans would never boo the team - I was a bit disappointed in the Razorback fans over that.

kaytabug - I'll watch practially ANY college team...and the Razorbacks have been a major disappointment lately. Drink up!

wolfbaby said...

LOL you are to funny for words.. it works for me;)

Debs said...

Not to worry my lips are sealed. They can't even beat it out of me.

Beccy said...

Lol, great recipe, I seem to remember a similar when when I asked for recipes!

Tiggerlane said...

wolfbaby - I'll be ready for next Fun Monday - c'mon, SHOES?? Oh yeah - one of my great loves!

debs - thanks...I'll call you as a witness when I get sued.

beccy - yeah, I'm a lazy cheater...but then, maybe it's b/c of this recipe?

Memphis Steve said...

First, you look great!

Second, I thought it might interest you to know that I was supposed to go the UT at Austin. I applied and was accepted and had a committment from my parents to send me. But Momma decided the girls there were having too much sex with the boys and so I shouldn't be allowed to go (seriously, she told me this 20 years later.) I would have been there at the same time you were at A&M. We might have even met and screamed insults at each other at footballs games. Wouldn't that have been neat? Too bad I didn't have better parents.

Tiggerlane said...

memphis - freakin' HYSTERICAL! It happened everywhere back then - even at A&M! I would have hissed at you, if you had been a t-sip!