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Margarita Madness

22 Feb

National Margarita Day may not be an official holiday in any legitimate way at all.  HOWEVER, it could not come at a better time for those of us in dire need of a pick-me-up from our winter blues. 

The most extreme celebration takes place at  Jimmy Buffet’s Margartaville at Mohegan Sun Casino where there will be truly LOCO drink deals and giveaways!   

But aside from drinking a margarita (or three), you can celebrate National Margarita Day any way you choose!  I suggest blasting the Jimmy Buffet, digging out your sombrero and making some homemade chips and guacamole!  

Frozen Blood Orange Margarita from Ina Garten

Blood Oranges are in season and have amazing health benefits!  On top of that, they give your margarita a much-needed makeover with a bright oragne hue and blast of citrus flavor!

1/2 cup fresh blood orange juice
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 cups ice
1 cup Triple Sec
1 cup white tequila
4 frozen margarita glasses

    Combine the blood orange juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec, and ice in a blender and puree until completely blended. Add the tequila and puree for 2 seconds more.

  1. Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake hard to form ice crystals.
  2. Pour or strain into  prepared frozen margarita glasses or glasses filled with ice and serve.

Homemade Baked Tortilla Recipe from Healthy Food For Living

Ingredients:

  • corn tortillas
  • canola oil cooking spray
  • Kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly coat both sides of each corn tortilla with cooking spray.
  3. Stack the tortillas on top of one another, and cut the pile in half. Cut each half in half again; then cut each quarter in half. Every tortilla will yield 8 triangles.
  4. Place tortilla triangles on baking sheets in one layer. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake tortillas until crisp, lightly browned, and slightly curled, about 12 minutes. Watch closely so they don’t burn.
  6. Toss the warm tortilla chips with additional salt to taste, if desired.

 

 

BEER ‘N’ GEAR 5K RECAP

30 Nov

Mews Tavern Beer and Gear 5K Recap: Blogger Brian

Last weekend I volunteered at the Mews Tavern Annual Beer and Gear 5K

 This event was the 11th annual 5k held to raise money for RI Special Olympics.  This 5k is unlike any other because one simple fact: It’s hosted by a bar.

The Mews Tavern along with local brewers (Sam Adams and Newport Storm to name a few) provides free beer and food to all the runners before and after the race.  This unique aspect of the event attracts runners from all over the northeast to the race.  This year over 1500 people ran in the race. For final race results click here

To help raise money for Special Olympics, the Tavern also holds a raffle for various items after the race.  Ticket sheets cost 20 dollars and all of the proceeds went to Special Olympics.  The raffle items were donated by local businesses and included “gear” such as a mountain bike, a snowboard, a winter surfing setup, and various alcohol related promotional items.  Through ticket sales, the tavern was able to raise over $5,000 for the Special Olympics.

I was hoping to win one of these coolers for my apartment....

The 5k was a great event and it helped raise a lot of money for Special Olympics.  The runners’ dedication certainly inspired me to get running again and shed some more of that beer weight.  This event proved to me that YES, you can be healthy and still drink like a man.  Proof: I saw some of the sub 20- minute finishers run straight from the finish line to the kegs.