there is no better time than the holidays to indulge, at least a little.
cocktails + desserts sign me up.
I limit my sweet-intake throughout the year, just so I can say “yes” to every sugary treat that I come within 5ft of during the holiday season.
today I’ve combined sweet treat + booze to make an indulgent cocktail. absolutely perfect for entertaining. picture this: your guests arrive to your house and are immediately met with enticing smells of brown sugar & cinnamon. then you hand them a mug of hot buttered rum, topped with whipped cream, and sprinkled with nutmeg. [mouth watering much?].
besides the fact that it’s delicious, the smell of this cocktail simmering in the crock-pot is enough for me to make it again. amazing.
“Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and its rich warm characters along with its vanilla and toffee notes pull this classic cocktail together. The temperature of the cocktail and the brown sugar allows for a welcoming rum taste while the butter leaves you with a sweet aftertaste”. – daniel thomas [brand ambassador]. sir I agree with you. and thanks for the recipe.
as I mentioned last week, [J] was away on business, for 7 days. he came home for 48 hours. and off he went again ..
he travels frequently for work. it can be sudden, or planned in advance. he could be gone for a week, or a day. it’s really hard to keep up with. but you’d think after two years of living together & his schedule staying consistently inconsistent, I’d be well-adjusted.
I’d much prefer to travel with him; gallivanting around, while he’s working. unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
for allllll the times it’s not, he brings me back ..
the best souvenirs.
next to traveling myself, I love souvenirs. they’re thoughtful. even if it’s a knickknack you’re going to toss in a drawer, never to be seen again – they say “I was thinking of you while I was away”. it’s the thought that counts people.
what makes the best souvenir: an item that you can bring home and your loved one can experience, as if they were in the city themselves.
a few of my favorites.
they’re all things heavily associated with their city, at least in my mind. what’s more new orleans than hurricanes & cafe du monde? oh, beads. but what the heck would I do with those? decorate our kitchen?
a piece of the city comes home with you. for the person you wished had been there.
[J] the bar is set really high now. but whatever you do, don’t try to sneak the empire state building in your suitcase. TSA is unlikely to let you through. I’d happily settle for the TODAY show cast.
enjoy your tuesday.