A groundhog the size of a small child was spotted in our backyard a few nights ago, and guys, I am super freaked out. My dad (resident expert on all things wilderness) told me that groundhogs are vegetarians, but still. What if one saw KJ and thought, "What a delicious chestnut!"and went in for her bald, shiny head? See what I mean?
Also, I had the urge to chop off all my hair for like two days and I was getting to the point where I was thinking, "it's time, Brooke. It's time." Despite the hundreds of verbal contracts I've made with myself to leave my hair alone for five+ years.... so just as I was pulling out the scissors and had pinned a million pictures of Marion Cotillard with her gloriously short bob, I decided to try to satiate my need for change in other ways first.
Namely, I parted my hair on the right instead of the left, and then I rearranged my living room per the instructions of a friend from church who gave a workshop on interior design.
It worked. My hair is still long. I guess I was just craving change and what do you know. A little parting of the hair and pushing furniture around satisfied.
Anyway, let's get to this recipe. If you like creamy, tangy beverages, you'll like this a lot.
Is it really Brazilian? I don't know. All I know is that it tastes a lot like the Brazilian lemonade you can get at Tucano's (a Brazilian steak-house that I love so very much). And it only requires a few ingredients. Olé!
In a blender, blend:
- one can frozen lemonade
- however much water it calls for
- one can sweetened condensed milk
- a shake of cinnamon
- A handful of ice cubes
If your blender can't fit it all, just do half and then put the rest in a pitcher, then half again. I realize that the photos are a little misleading - no, you do not add pico de gallo, raw onions and black beans to this drink ;) We had a little Cinco de Mayo celebration in our back yard earlier this month, and I attempted some Cafe Rio style fare. I'm still a little messed up over the fact that the closest Cafe Rio is in Maryland but I make do.
If you live near a Cafe Rio will you do me a favor and order a chicken salad with the tomatillo dressing? If we think hard enough, you might be able to send me a little taste telepathically which would be the best thing ever.