Today is Tuesday, a notoriously humdrum day of the week claiming right to neither the anguish of Monday nor the blazing mediocrity of Wednesday. But today, my luscious little lambie pies, today is special. Because today I love Tuesday. This Tuesday is my friend.
Because I am on vacation! And the world is a pretty, propitious, promising place.
In honor of this auspicious occasion, I want to give something back to the universe. I want to share my gifts with you, my little sugarboogers.
Yet I have so little to offer, my gifts are so benign, so banal, so…. Wednesday.
But there is this one thing.
This thing is a good thing. I found it one day at a hotel pool, and I knew I had to make it my very own. I’ve taxed and I’ve toiled to get it just right.
And I have done it.
And now, I offer it to you,
The Strawberry Lemonata:
Begin with the assembly of these wholesome, delicious ingredients:
limeade or fresh squeezed lime
and triple sec if you didn't use it all up in your margaritas, you lush
Now be a good little lambie pie and wash and stem those nice, ripe berries. Put them in a bowl with lots of mint. If they're not really ripe, toss some sugar on top to encourage maximum juiciness. Here's where you'd also tip in a splash of triple sec if you're lucky:
mash this magical mixture into mush, but don't get carried away. You want this thick enough to scoop up with rather than clog your straw
*I've dreamed of eating this leftover mash on top of vanilla ice cream. But I've yet to have any leftovers
Now fill some large-ish glasses with ice, then scoop a healthy dollop of the love-mash right onto the ice. If I were you, I'd totally squeeze some lime into your glasses at this point.
Do I really need to tell you what to do with this?
Then, fill your glasses almost up with lemonade, and top off with limeaid. Stir with wild abandon. Be thankful to be you, for you are about to enjoy such deliciousness.
I have to warn you, this story is not all sunshine and rainbows. There is a dark, ominous cloud lurking beneath all the strawberry goodness.
It's gone in 3 seconds.
Now go forth and summer, my people!