Friday, May 22, 2009

VGNO- Party for us bloggers!

Happy Memorial Day weekend ladies! Word on the street is sunny here, hope the same for you wherever you are! 

Tonight I will be drinking

Mojitos are my favorite cocktail!
Blueberries are full of antioxidants . Will that help to counteract the rum?

4-5 sprigs of mint (mint tops)

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup 

4 tablespoons blueberries, divided

1/4 cup white rum

1/4 cup club soda

Place mint sprigs, lime juice and syrup and 3 tablespoons blueberries in a highball glass. Muddle with a muddler for few seconds, holding the glass at its base. Fill up with cubed ice, white rum and soda. Stir and serve with a sprig of mint and remaining whole blueberries.

I will need it because my day includes playing hooky with my kids and doing some of this...

The kids want to go on a hike today. 

Every Memorial Day weekend My Dad & his Wife take all the Grandkids to go have a total kid weekend. So I will do this 

Wave goodbye to my lovelies while wearing my white tuxedo
and look forward to this

I Hope I have enough coffee because I plan on laying around and drinking it for a large chunk of the weekend. I plan to make it to the gym as well but that seems a bit counterproductive to the whole relaxing thing-the greater good I suppose.

Enjoy your time ladies! This hopefully marks the beginning of a wonderful summer.

Visit Ann for more people playing tonight


Elizabeth said...

Those sound like some awesome weekend plans! I'm jealous, my weekend will probably be a bore! :)

Happy VGNO!

Mary K Brennan said...

Enjoy that quiet weekend. Try to relax, the kids will be back before you know it. That Blueberry drink looks delicious.
Have a great VGNO!

trash talk said...

MMMM! My eyes might be crossed, but my skin will look terrific! I really am waiting for you to come out with a bar book...I told you, I am your first advanced copy.
Enjoy your kid-free zone while it lasts. I on the other hand, will be working my fanny off.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha - too funny! When I gave my presentation to the med students I told them that I was confused by my diagnosis - after all, I maintained a low fat, high fibre diet; I exercised and I drank A LOT of red wine - for the antioxidants!

Enjoy your weekend - it sounds lovely. I am walking the in the Relay for Life this weekend. I have stocked up on none of the low fat/high fibre foods that I speak so lovingly about! Junk food all the way this weekend!

Mandala Michelle said...

1. Love Mojitos. That looks fantastic. i have fresh mint in the backyard so I know that drink is going to be made this weekend.

2. I have a hooky day once a year with my kids. I hope you had/have a great time.

Liz said...

I love the pictures and hope you have a wonderful weekend. I off with your drink in hand HAPPY VGNO

Gena said...

Oooh! Enjoy your free weekend! I, too, love blueberries.

Happy VGNO!

JAN'S PLACE said...

My.. you were the first to the party!!I am ready for the same weekend... sort of..I am sure we will see you on the deck in the sun!

Happy VGNO

Mom :)

I am Harriet said...

Here is to that wonderful weekend.
Happy VGNO!

Ann said...

Hey Tamis!

I finally have Mr. Linky working correctly so I hope this brings more "party goers" to your wonderful blog.

Happy VGNO!!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Ohhhhhh...can you pass me a blueberry mojito, pretty please? ;)

Your weekend sounds like the perfect weekend! Enjoy! :)

Happy VGNO! :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Wow! You've got a great weekend planned! E N J O Y !

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some diet tips. At this point I can use them all. Very impressed with the five mile hike. I know that exercise needs to be a big part of helping me lose weight.

Happy VGNO!

Cole said...

I think that just might be the prettiest mixed beverage I have ever laid eyes on. Have a great kid free weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

I love hiking!!!

Happy VGNO! Yum, blueberries!

Anonymous said...

Happy VGNO! I am visiting from Annes site. I love your recipe for the Mojito. I Will be making those these weekend! Thank you!!!


Upstatemomof3 said...

Sounds fun!! Enjoy the quiet!!

Lizzie said...

hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend! happy VGNO

Lola said...

Stopping by for VGNO. The drink sounds awesome.

Have a great weekend.

WhisperingWriter said...

That drink looks delicious!

Have a fantastic weekend. I am SO jealous. I have nothing planned. Well, unless you call chasing after my kids and begging them to "please be quiet for five minutes, JUST FIVE MINUTES!" a plan.

Phoenix said...

Happy Memorial Day... have a great weekend.

Anja said...

I see, you'll have an amazing weekend... The mojito looks perfect (I love blueberries). If you like cocktails I want to recommend you caipicastro, I discovered that yesterday evening. (caipirinha with rum ;-))

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing the blueberry mojito recipe! Have a great weekend!
Love and Light~OM girl

Carolee said...

I'm a day late, but I swear I had a good excuse!

Check out my blog & you'll see why.

Anyway, hope you have fun while the kiddies are away. Don't let yourself do work!

Golfersmom said...

That drink sounds great. Running a little late on VGNO but better late than never.

Anonymous said...

Stopping by for VGNO...(a little late). That blueberry mojita sounds amazing. Will need one after the weekend is over!