holiday qualifications.

the super bowl has always been a holiday to me.

why? because it meets all of my holiday qualifications ..

• it’s something I look forward to every year.

• I can spend the entire day drinking. and it’s completely acceptable. even encouraged.

• the food can only be described as delicious. or “worth the wait”.

• calories don’t count.

• meat, cheese, and tortilla chips become the only three food groups.

• I stop to think: “has there been a moment today I didn’t have food in my mouth?” then I answer, no.

• the dress code is comfortable.

• there is entertainment.

• and sitting on your couch is the only requirement.

what is not to love?

so clear your calendar of any engagements this sunday. and get to the grocery store before the velveeta cheese + rotel tomatoes are gone! this is serious business folks.

the next three days I will be sharing with you food & cocktail recipes to make the big game that much more enjoyable.

and on sunday, I’ll be live tweeting  during the game. mostly about commercials. but obviously, football too. and photographs of what I’m drinking & eating, because that’s important.

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see you tomorrow!

and come hungry :)

holiday trance.

christmas is a mere six days away.

and I’ve officially entered into a holiday trance.

the symptoms:

  1. you can’t think of anything else besides the gifts you still need to buy.
  2. you spend the majority of your time on pinterest looking for appetizer recipes for the parties you’re attending.
  3. you only want to consume ‘winter foods,’ like chili even though it was 48°/practically a heatwave yesterday.
  4. eggnog replaces milk and water.
  5. peppermint schnapps & baileys become the most important bottles of booze in your house.
  6. you refuse to buy beer that doesn’t sport a holiday-themed label.
  7. when you get home you change immediately into your flannel pajamas & matching socks. tis the season
  8. you alternate between the hallmark channel & ABC family [because they play the BEST holiday movies] and you forget other channels exist.
  9. every time you look at snow, you break out into song .. “oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”.
  10. you completely abandon your daily routine, and swap black coffee with a venti gingerbread mocha. tis the season.
  11.  the first thing you do in the morning is plug in your christmas tree. heck the sun is hidden by 100 ‘we might snow’ clouds, so it’s practically dark out. 
  12. you want to stay in your pajamas and sleep all day, because you’ve worked really hard this semester & pulled 3 all-nighters, you deserve it. oh wait, that was just a 4-year teaser of the time you wish you had off during the holidays.
  13. you feel full of love, gratitude, and candy canes.
  14. and a strong desire to just celebrate.

now that all of you know where my heads at. and you can probably relate.

just give in. 

crank up the christmas tunes. turn on your twinkly lights. and make yourself a drink, or two.

spiked eggnog // LLinaBC.com

spiked eggnog // use spiced rum or cafe patron.

irish candy cane // LLinaBC.com

irish candy cane // just baileys, peppermint schnapps, & a dash of cinnamon.

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happy thursday all.

tomorrow is friday!

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blueberry infused vodka.

two words: infused vodka.

one word: amazing.

and the process is so simple. all you need is a mason jar [or a container with an airtight seal]. your favorite vodka. & the fruit of your choosing. in my case, blueberries. or and pineapple.

blueberry infused vodka // LLinaBC.com

use approximately 1 cup of berries.

blueberry infused vodka // LLinaBC.com

fill the remainder of the jar with vodka. seal. and place in refrigerator for at least 14 days. [the longer you let it infuse, the more the fruit will shine through].

blueberry infused vodka // LLinaBC.com

the possibilities are endless.

I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite recipes using infused vodka soon. so get to infusing!!

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ps: the blog got a face-lift over the weekend.

courtesy of my amazing “creative director”/fiance. can’t stop admiring it. thank you [J], times a million.

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