|Photo credit: lovely Desiree|
Beth took a million bizarro photos that I'm sure we will all get to enjoy on Monday, but til then I got nuthin. Oh wait, here's something. I mean sumethin. Recipes! I made a yummy dip; grilled jumbo shrimpies; grilled avocados; and some hop, skip and go naked. Or as they came to be known by the end of the double pitcher, the hop, skip and fuck off. I messed up the first batch because I'm bad at math and I'm a mess (see evidence above), and I had to text Ellie and Jane to determine the correct proportions. I *love* to death that I heard back from both of them soon enough to fix the vile sweetness of double lemonade. Trouble was I had to somehow squeeze four more beers and another can of vodka into the gallon water jug I was using as a pitcher. Dumb, dumb, dumb. But it worked! And it was very scientific with the mixology and stir-to-exploding-carbonation ratios.
Yummy Dip (aka lazy man Trader Joe's shortcut dip)
Buy them at Trader Joe's, dump them into a bucket. stir. snarf with pita chips. Yum.
Grilled Jumbo Shrimpies
1. Shrimpies (big bastards, peel and devein til you want to kill someone, leave tails intact)
2. Hoibs (I used cilantro, basil, garlic, shallots)
3. Lemon (some)
4. Oil (little bit)
Mix all of this together in a zip loc bag, smoosh around and throw into cooler. When the grill is nice and hot and yummy after grilling the avocadoes, throw them on then watch and flip and tend til they are done. It won't take long, but you might get a cramp from the constant tonging.
1. Avocadoes (duh)
Halve the avocadoes and remove pit and skin. Grill them. Squeeze limes and sprinkle with salt. Die. Go to heaven.
Hop, Skip, and
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate (I doubled and used 1 raspberry and 1 plain)
1 can vodka (lemonade can, I mean)
Mix it up, preferably without shaking so vigorously that you blow the top off of your ghetto pitcher. Serve over ice. Put your d in the d.
Everything was lovely and divine. We had so much food, you really should have come to eat.
Happy 5th of July! Hair of the dog, America