When it comes to having a good, solid, summery weekend I do just fine.
I own a grill and know how to use it.
I live 1/2 a mile from a beach and half that far from two separate frozen yogurt establishments.
I wear my sunglasses. Sometimes even at night.
This weekend, though…this weekend, something special happened.
That, my friends, is happiness in a glass.
Or mug, or blender pitcher. Whatever gets this to your face the fastest.
Simple Pina Colada Smoothie
makes 3-4 drinks
1 cup vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup coconut rum (such as Malibu)
1 cup pineapple juice
7-8 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth. You can adjust the amount of rum to suit your preferences.
This is bad news for my waistline and the new bathing suit I just bought.
But you know what? A few pounds of fun chub are worth it when it tastes like a mariachi band is playing on a Mexican beach at sunset on your tongue.
Or something less creepy and specific.
Maybe I should switch to water.