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“FAK !!” Strawberry-Banana Morgan

Friday Afternoon Kocktail time!  Made up a slushy Strawberry-Banana Morgan cocktail, was really really good!  

Strawberry-Banana Morgan

–  3 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum

–  3 oz Banana Liqueuer

–  a whole container of Fresh Strawberries (reserve a few whole ones with their green tops for deco), washed and cut up (put them in the freezer for an hour or two)

–  Lots of Ice (2-3 cups)

In a blender, add the very cold strawberries and blend until pureed (if you want, I pressed them through a sieve, cuz I don’t appreciate the seeds stuck in my teeth!).  Return the strawberries to the blender if you pressed them and throw in the Spiced Rum, Banana Liqueur and the ice (I like lots of ice, I used more than a cup, probably 2.5 cups).  Blend and blend away.  Once it is thoroughly blended pour into some pretty glasses and decorate with your whole strawberries….P-R-E-T-T-Y!!  and yummers to boot!

Strawberry-Banana Morgan

Strawberry-Banana Morgan

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“FAK!” Pina Coladas

“FAK !”   I hope to have a recipe every Friday for our “Friday Afternoon Kocktails”.  It is nice to just sit and relax and have a cocktail (you can make it virgin, they still taste amazing even if you don’t add the alcohol) and cocktails look soooo pretty too!  Weather has been rather hot here to say the least,  the humidity just makes it more unbearable.  At least I have some comfort in the enjoyment of my pool and a nice cold  refreshment makes it so much more enjoyable.  My recipe for my cold frothy Pina Coladas.  You can hold the alcohol or not, your choice.  I opted for the booze (Oooops!).

PINA COLADA

–  2  Cups Fresh Pineapple (Blended and pureed and put into ice cube trays, Freeze.  Do this a day ahead)

–  3 oz Rum  (I used 1 oz Bacardi White Rum and 2 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum)

–  1/2 Cup Coconut Cream

–  1 Cup Pineapple Juice

–  1 Cup Crushed Ice

–  Fresh Slices of Pineapple and Maraschino Cherries (on the stem if you can find them) for Decoration and eating enjoyment  🙂

Put all the ingredients into a blender and Blend, Blend, Blend…  Serve immediately in a tall glass and decorate with Pineapple slice (I forgot to keep myself a few slices of fresh pineapple, o0yyy!  But I did add the cherries heehee).  A cute little paper parasol was missing, oh well next time.

Cold Frothy Pina Colada Drink

Cold Frothy Pina Colada Drink

I can smell summer

Back at the cottage!  The snow is still lingering, but much of it has melted.  The lake still grips its icy form but I am sure in a few more weeks it will all be gone and more fun boating adventures will begin.  It was a perfect day, a little cool but biking is so much more enjoyable on cooler days than those hot steamy ones.  I love being up north, it’s sooo quiet and peaceful…stress? Doesn’t exist here.  I could not have asked for a better day!  After a few hours of exploring and biking all the hills I was ready to relax on the deck, take some sun and enjoy the amazing views.

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The Catcher in the Rye

My year is off to a good start.  One of the things I want to do is read books that I always wanted to read but never did…why?  Pure laziness, Ooops!  So I recently acquired “The Catcher In The Rye”. I am on page 60, started reading about 5 days ago.  I try to read at least 10 pages or so every night (hey whadda want?  I am up at 5:30 in the am yeeesh!) and I am enjoying the book,  this Holden character makes me laugh… he is hysterical, I think he has OCD or something, at times I get dizzy just reading the words.  If anyone has read the book (and I am sure there are zillions of you that did), you get what I mean.   I am only 60 pages in but I feel sorry for this guy, how depressed he gets…  Anyhoo, I think this book is going to be way more enjoyable than that snorefest 50 shades of whatever!  I will let you know what I thought of the book and why it is such a classic when I am done.  It will be my book review of sorts.  Maybe some of you out there can shout out some really great books that are worth reading, that would really be helpful, then I don’t have to search high and low here and there and everywhere.

Hardcover "Catcher in the Rye"

Hardcover “Catcher in the Rye”

Abercrombie A Constant Shopping Horror

3594-Gilly-Hicks-saleANF_LOGOShollister-logoA letter I sent to Gilly Hicks today in my absolute disappointment with their horrible service.  I know mistakes happen but this is a constant thing lately with Abercrombie’s empire, it is just ridiculous.

Gilly Hicks,

I am totally disgusted with your service this year! I placed an order with Gilly Hicks well before Christmas and was told I would receive the parcel on or before December 22nd, 2013 with my SHIPMENT CONFIRMATION. Gilly Hicks received my order December13, 2013 and took their sweet time sending my order out only on December 17, 2013, but it was NEVER shipped to begin with! Upon calling Purolator the woman informed me that a waybill was created and that they have been sitting there waiting for Gilly Hicks to send them the parcel for shipping? Really?? I called Gilly Hicks and you NEVER even sent the order out. Why did I receive a shipment confirmation?? Your operator and Gilly Hicks seemed like it was no big deal? I guess Gilly Hicks has been making so much money (Abercrombie & Fitch / Hollister Co.) this year that my order ($122.66) was just meaningless. The operator offered to resend my parcel but of course half of my items were no longer available. Not to mention two girls have been disappointed.

Last year it was just confusion as well with the wrong items sent etc…

This is my tip telling me that I should no longer order from Abercrombie/Hollister or Gilly Hicks which had become a family tradition…Too Bad

SHIPMENT CONFIRMATION

  • ORDER NUMBER

    2002#######

  • ORDER DATE

    12/13/2013

  • ORDER STATUS

    SHIPPED

  • YOUR ORDER IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ON OR BEFORE 12/22/2013 FOR ALL IN-STOCK ITEMS.

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ORDER TOTAL

SUBTOTAL $89.88
SHIPPING & HANDLING $0.00
TAXES $32.78
GRAND TOTAL $122.66
YOU USED A PROMO & SAVED:$15.00

ORDERS ARE PROCESSED AND SHIPPED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. TRACKING INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR SHIPMENT CONFIRMATION EMAIL.

SHIPPED

PAYMENT DETAILS

MERCHANDISE TOTAL $89.88
SHIPPING & HANDLING $15.00
TAXES $32.78
SHIPMENT TOTAL $122.66

PACKAGE 1

CARRIER: INTERNATIONAL

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