I can’t believe summer is over, and school is starting this week. My older daughter seems to be holding it together quite well right now – I hope it can last. I know the first day is going to be tough when she shows up at the new school and it really hits everyone that they have been split-up. Hopefully it is just for two years, and that she will get to reunite with all her friends in high school. At least we can always hope.
As I mentioned before, I am pretty behind on my postings. This summer was much busier than I could have ever expected, and it doesn’t look like it is going to slow down any time soon. At least I was able to take a little break from work and spend some quality time with my family. It is not often that I am back east when I need to be, but fortunately this time I was. We will all miss my uncle tremendously.
It wouldn’t be summer without watermelon, and this year I found a new favorite drink thanks to Cooking Light. I made two versions – one for the kids, and one for the adults – and it was a crowd pleaser for everyone. And did you see that color? I am feeling refreshed just looking at it.
Teddy always did love a good drink as he would sit on my mother’s porch overlooking the water. So Teddy – this one’s for you…cheers.
- 5 1/2 cups chopped seeded watermelon
- 3/4 cup tequila (optional)
- 6 tablespoons Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur) (optional)
- 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled
- 6 lime wedges
Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed watermelon into a sieve over a large bowl, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Combine 3 cups watermelon juice, tequila (for adults only), Triple Sec (for adults only), lime juice, and salt in a pitcher; stir with a whisk. Gently stir in club soda. Serve over ice with lime wedges.
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