Limoncello and RivalryDecember 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 45 Comments
Look at these beautiful little frosty bottles of Limoncello. I wrote about making this homemade brew back in September and you can review the project by clicking HERE. This concoction has been mysteriously steeping for three months in a dark corner of the basement. Every so often I’d swirl the gallon cauldron and watch the lemon flavor ooze out of the lemon peels and into the vodka. I must admit, the suspense got the best of me and I did sneak a little taste the first week of December. Delicious. Finally the day arrived and it was ready for bottling and I simply strained the liquid through some cheesecloth, tossed out all of the lemon peel and then transferred the liqueur to these little bottles. I’m so tickled with myself that I’ll be starting another batch right after Christmas. I think I had enough for about 8 small gifts. (plus a mason jar size for us)
Now, I have a little bit of unpleasant business I am obligated to take care of.
Raiders we’re going to spank you until your noses bleed! I usually don’t talk like that, it’s actually a quote directly out of Paula Deen’s mouth on yesterday’s Iron Chef Holiday Dessert Challenge. She yelled that out as she was cutting into a big slab of Velveeta cheese. Of course she didn’t reference the Raiders, just change that word out with Robert Irvine. And by the way, who else but Paula Deen can create a Holiday Dessert using a big slab of Velveeta.
Is there anything worse than a Raider’s fan?
I think they’re even scarier than Al Davis. I follow a blogger out in California Mad Meat Genius. One day I noticed an Oakland Raider’s coffee mug sitting smugly in one of his food photos….typical behavior (insert rolling eyes smiley face icon here) Being the tried and true Bronco’s fan that I am, couldn’t let the incident go unnoticed so made an innocent comment and now it’s turned into this. Mad Meat Genius even had the gall to use John Elway’s name in vain in one of his comments on my blog. I think it was my Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Cookie recipe. Everyone knows that when John Elway’s name is mentioned here in Broncos Country that the Heavens part and Angels sing.
Well, those pesky Raider’s are coming to town today and it seems a friendly wager has been placed between myself and Mad Meat Genius. We’ve agreed to post something we think the opposing team fans would like. I’m posting my alcohol laden limoncello so that Mr. Mad Meat can drown in his sorrows. GO BRONCOS.