Low cal Sexy Sangria for the win

Last night was our friends’ Monica and Malcolm’s annual holiday Cocktail Competition party. The past three years the party has been a competition.

We didn’t make it the first competition party because we were out of town (but had been to it in the past).

The idea is everyone makes some sort of cocktail. We write the name of our drink on the board, a motto and why we think our drink should win. Everyone gets a certain amount of votes to give out. This year we each got three votes to make.

Last year I made Hungry Girl’s Winter Wonderland Peppermintini. My drink won by a mere two votes. And I really have to say it was the presentation that pushed me over the edge. I also really pushed that the yummy cocktail was 125 calories. A yummy pretty drink that won’t get you fat. 🙂 (Well, all in moderation.)

This year I made Hungry Girl’s Party-in-a-Pitcher Sangria, which for the party I renamed Sexy Sangria. (Curt actually came up with the name.)

Because of my close win last year I knew I had to up my A game. My Sexy Sangria had a Barcelona theme with … Continue reading

Home-cooked Mexican food by Mom

Most of this weekend has been consumed by alcohol and good cooking by Mom.

My mom and stepdad were in town for my birthday. They go home tomorrow. And my plan is to get back to my regular workout and eating schedule tomorrow.

Friday (my birthday) I had a big breakfast; then Mom and  I spent a girls’ day together, which also included cocktails and appetizers; sushi dinner–which was pretty much the only healthy thing I had all day. Saturday my mom cooked a feast for me, Curt and some friends: chicken flautas, rice, beans, etc. It was good but greasy and so unhealthy. Today we had a light breakfast, then cheese, salami and crackers, wine, then a visit to McNally’s for drinks. And then tacos–cooked by Mom. Man, they were good. I have my fat pants on at the moment and am feeling a little gross. But it was worth it. 🙂

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