Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Updates, pomegranate martinis

Yes, it's been a while since I posted. :)

I'm quite fortunate that I have some time off from work right now. I get some paternity leave, but I'm coupling that with some furlough time from work.. One of those "cost saving" mechanisms at work. Whatever. It doesn't help the take home pay, but spending the time at home with the little one is so much more important.

Things have been going well here. The little guy finally busted through the remainder of the ounces in the 6 pound region and weighs a little over 7 pounds. He's been a really quiet boy, until the last few days. Turns out he's developing colic. Yay. Cranky little fella right now, poor kid. Of course, he's throwing his 7 pounds all around and kicking the shizzzz right out of me. How could someone so little kick so much ass? He's not even taking names.

Well, it is Tuesday... That means Alcohol Tuesday. And with a colicky infant, so totally appropriate. Today, I give you a pomegranate martini.

Guys, it sounds like a fruity and pansy drink, but it's not. I've recently came into some pomegranate juice (more on this in the next post), and this was one way I decided to sample it.

So. Ingredients:

  • 3 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz lemon flavored vodka
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau

Mix, serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of orange. That's my take on a pomegranate martini. It's not too sweet, it's smooth, and it goes down easily. If you don't have Cointreau lying around, you could substitute some triple sec with no problem. Similarly, you could use plain vodka, and maybe add some lemon juice or garnish with a lemon slice.

There's a lot of ways to mix this up and achieve a similar result.

The final product:

I hope everyone is doing well. I'll try to be back more frequently. Keep on rockin'!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Have a cigar

Hello everyone!

As you may (or may not) have noticed, I've been absent lately. I haven't even been keeping Facebook up to date. I have a good excuse, at least..

Reason being is, mini-Raul has been born! A couple of weeks early, but that wasn't terribly unexpected.

He and Mrs. Raul are doing fine, and everyone is home from the hospital.

Things are going well so far. I'm really glad we did as much prep work around the homestead as we did, so that there was little to do once we got home.

That's that.. I'll try to stay more in touch once we get into a groove. Keep on rockin!