Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Deliciously Dirty

Do you know what today is? 

If you said Tuesday, you'd be right, but kinda boring.

If you said "Tried-It Tuesday" I'd accuse you of being a mind reader, because I haven't branded that name for my Tuesday Blog entries all that well. 

But if you said it was National Margarita Day then you would hear ding-ding-ding of a bell telling you you're absolutely right. 

So in honor of such an important observance, I'd like to share with you a delicious recipe that you can make by the batch (and ahead of time).  So the next time you're playing host for a girls' night, bachelorette party or Cinco de Mayo fiesta you'll have more time to play with your friends and less time at the blender. 

Dirty Margaritas
1 can frozen limeade
1 can tequila
1 (12 oz) bottle Corona
2 L Diet Lemon-Lime Soda (I use Sprite Zero)

Mix together and enjoy!* 

Serves 6.  Yields approx. 12 oz per serving.

*Now by enjoy, I mean cut yourself some lime wedges, use one to wet the top of a nice tall glass and dip the glass in salt before adding ice.  Pour the delicious concoction over those thirsty ice cubes and then enjoy. 

One great thing about these Dirty Margaritas is that they are a Points Plus compared to traditional ones.  According to the Weight Watchers website, twelve ounces of a regular margarita will run you 26 points plus values whereas my little substitution weighs in at only 6. 

Now, who has a "skinny" Mexican dish I can serve with it?

Also - on a completely UNskinny note, this weekend I tried a creation from Jocelyn at Inside BruCrew Life

Let me tell you; anytime you tire of hearing about points values, exercise, weight loss or any of my usual topics, head over to her blog and take in the endless goodies she has on display.  Her cupcakes make my cupcakes want to be better people.  She even inspires me to frost them.  Nicely.  You should understand, I'd rather avoid frosting cupcakes if at all possible.  In fact, if I make you cupcakes, I'll probably try to convince you that frosting them yourself is half the fun. 

Now enter Nutter Butter Truffle Cupcakes.  Wow.  I don't know what else to say.    I saw, I baked and then I even broke out the bags and tips and did the fancy swirly thing (prompting one of my coworkers to compare the finished product to something unattractive a dog might leave behind) and transport them the the nifty divided carrier.  One thing about the recipe was that it didn't indicate how many balls the cookie/cream cheese/pb mixture should make.  I got 12 per batch, but wish I had made them a little smaller - probably a yield of about 18 per batch.  I actually still have 12 (now smaller) balls in my freezer to either be made into the next batch or simply dipped in chocolate and eaten devoured.


Jocelyn said...

I am so glad you tried my recipe:-) I had extra nutter butter truffles too...yup just dip them in chocolate and enjoy!!!

Netters said...

I have a lot of "skinny" dishes to serve margaritas with. Fajita salad, taco salad, a Chipotle-like fajita, enchiladas, etc. Let me know what you are thinking.

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