Lots of things were happening this weekend in my neck of the woods.
First the Bad News:
If you are a regular reader you know I visit NYC frequently. In fact, I was in NYC last Sunday, and the Wednesday before that too. Right there. In Times Square.
This is frightening to me. Truly frightening and disturbing. Frightening because someone wanted to KILL people. Innocent people. Disturbing because as the police were clearing Times Square, people were crowding the barriers and taking pictures. Have people learned nothing about personal safety? I mean, if I had been there I would have been running, YES RUNNING, in the other direction.
WTF on both counts. WTF to the deranged maniac who parked an SUV with a home made bomb in the middle of Times Square and WTF to the tourists who milled about waiting to see what was going to happen next. I just don't get it. Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm getting old.
Now the Good News:
No one was hurt and I wasn't there.
And TBHITW and I went to an Uno de Mayo Party on Saturday night. Yes, we know it's Cinco, but we are way to old to party on a work night.
There are a lot of Margarita mixes on the market but if you want a really, really good one you have to make it yourself, from scratch. Both events of this past weekend called for a double batch. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
A Perfect Margarita: (makes one, but can easily be doubled, tripled, etc)
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
1/2 ounce triple sec or Cointreau if you are feeling rich
1 ounce lime juice
Pour all three ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake vigorously.
Slide a lime around the outer rim of your margarita glass. Dip the rim in salt (optional). Strain drink into glass.
And where ever you are, be safe.