She is already concerned with her outfit and what her other classmates will think. She asked Armando to help her get dressed this morning and he picked out this adorable button-down blue shirt that she absolutely did not want to wear. No matter how cute we told her she looked she said the shirt was ridiculous and would be wearing a sweater over it so no one would see it. I agreed to that thinking that by 11am it would definitely be too hot and she’d have to take her sweater off—I should never underestimate her tenacity. You can guess what she was wearing when I picked her up at 3:00…..when it was 85°F…….that’s right, her sweater.
On top of all this school stuff, life continues to happen. Specifically the tomatoes in my garden continue to get ripe by the bushel. I made batch after batch of fresh tomato juice this week, trying a couple different methods until I came up with one that has just the right amount of salt and spice. The juice is refreshing on its own and offers an incredible amount of pick-me-up in the afternoon, but this girl loves her some Bloody Marys, especially when made with Tequila which I unoffically call a Bloody Maria, because no blond guerrita named Mary would put Tequila in her tomato drink, except for me actually….I totally do that.
This drink would be totally acceptable with store-bought tomato juice if you don’t want to go to the trouble of making your own or you don’t own a juicer. If you do want to make your own and you still don’t own a juicer you can make this cooked version from Simply Recipes that is also pretty yummy. I would just start with a smaller amount of sugar than is called for, my first batch that I made with the 2 tablespoons of sugar was way too sweet for my tastes.