Most weekend mornings I am the first human to wake in our house. I putter around the kitchen with my cup of coffee and get ready for the day. Usually I do the dishes and clean the kitchen a bit in the morning, the kitchen is really my area. This Saturday morning I was exhausted... I slept in until almost 7:00 before I stared my day. I got up and checked my blog then made a pot of Coffee and started cleaning off the counter while watching Food Network and loading the dishwasher.
Since I woke up a little late this day everybody was in various stages of being awake and active. Miss Lu came into the kitchen and asked for a bowl, a big one. Requests like this always scare me a bit especially when they are immediately followed by a request for a bottle of water. I let it go this time and started to load the dish washer I put in three pieces of flatware and one sippy cup then it starts:
Miss Lu: Can I get some apple juice?
Bryan: you asked for a bowl and water... now Juice what are you doing?
Miss Lu: A food experiment, duh! can I get some juice?
Bryan: Ok, here you are.
Then I loaded another couple of dishes and found Miss Lu getting the pitcher of pink lemonade out of the the refrigerator. Again the question comes up..
Bryan: A food experiment? Where are you working? and why the lemonade?
Miss Lu: I'm at the table, it is really a drink experiment.
Then I go through the house to figure out which table she was using, Kris stopped me and reminded me that she wasn't doing anything different that what I do... experimenting with food. I said that I was just worried that she has water, lemonade and a big bowl and all this can lead to a heck of a mess. Then Kris said, "sometimes you make a mess." She is right, well except the word "sometimes" should be "usually."
So Miss Lu walked in and out of the kitchen for the next few minutes and got some V-8 Splash, Fruit punch mix, more water. I managed to keep my mouth shut even when she asked me for 2 glasses. While I was getting those she grabbed a bag of marshmallows and ran. By the time I got the dishwasher loaded she and Mr.Man, as kids will do, were on to other things. It wasn't until about an hour later that I found her experiment... created on the baby doll changing table... duh Dad!
Does it look familiar?
Oh, you know that a recipe follows...
My Holloween Martini
Juice from half an Orange
2 1/2 oz of Black Strap Rum
1 tsp blood Orange Bitters
Splash of sprite
Mix the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well then pour into your skull and crossbones Martini glass. Top with a splash of sprite and garnish with an orange wedge, best served next to a pumpkin. Happy Halloween everybody!