After a [crazy] busy week – this feels good. Sitting pool side – sipping water with lemon – lots of ice – and taking it all in.
Our College Daughter called just before I jumped into the cool water – it may be 90 degrees with humidity as thick as soup – but I don’t always enjoy the initial shock of cold pool water. Or the ocean for that matter! Fortunately I was able to hear my phone ring inside my beach bag. All is well in NC. This first year of college was a challenge for her – but she survived – and is anxious to begin her sophomore year at VT. Due to the volume of interns that applied for the various tech positions throughout the District – she didn’t get the internship position that was on the top of her list. She is in NC – working. I like to think there is a little “homesickness” going on. But that’s just because I’m mom. Paging through her work schedule to make arrangements for a road trip ….. this is the beginning of true independence. I just became my mother!
Now on to some food. After my dip in the cool pool water, and some social time with other Piranha moms – I decided to pull out my laptop and my favorite magazine Coastal Living. So, instead of keeping these recipes to myself – I decided to share them with you. Enjoy!
Prep time – 7 min
1 1/2 cups cold coffee
1 1/2 cups chocolate ice cream
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1 cup whipped cream
In a blender, combine coffee, ice cream and syrup. Blend until smooth. Pour over crushed ice in one of your favorite tall summer tumblers. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream – serve with a summer smile!
Coco Mojo (Coconut Mojito)
Muddle 6 fresh mint leaves, 3 lime wedges, and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add 1 1/4 ounces (2 1/2 tablespoons) Mount Gay white rum, 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Malibu coconut rum, and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) cream of coconut. Fill shaker with ice, and stir vigorously until chilled. Strain mixture into a tall glass, and top with 1 cup chilled club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge, fresh mint leaves, and a pinch of grated coconut if desired. Makes 1 cocktail.
Until next time….enjoy!