I struck up a conversation with my seatmate. An exceptionally young looking great grandmother, she was flying from her home in Phoenix to participate in the bowling nationals in Reno. After a lively discussion regarding Arizona's and Arpaio's strident worker policies (did you realize Jan Brewer was NOT elected by the Arizona public, she stepped in after Napolitano was tapped by Obama?) she shared that a member on her bowling team needed two shots before each game. Yeah, the member who regularly bowled in the three hundreds. And then she shared her current favorite drink:
One shot silver tequila
One shot orange juice
One shot tomato juice
lime and salt.
I was sitting next to a party girl. Cock a doodle doo!
When the heat hovers at 100 degrees, and the rest of us keep low to the ground, most of us do not want to cook. It's time for salads, chilled fruits, cocktail shakers filled with lemonade or iced coffee, made frothy with the shaking.
Shrimp, defrosted in your fridge or counter top or drained in a colander is best for this.
Shred lettuce (iceberg, romaine, clumps of arugula), peel then grate a healthy carrot, scatter green onions, dice a tomato. Salt, toss, add a splash of vinegar, dress with olive oil (someone gave me a wonderful bottle of lemon infused olive oil, perfect for a salad such as this). Add the 8 ounces or more of shrimp you've defrosted, and serve. Want to kick it up futher? Add avocado and some freshly made pico de gallo (diced onions, tomatoes, jalepenos, cilantro). It keeps the heat at bay.