Samuel Jerome and Richnightder

Samuel Jerome and Richnightder
Our boys in Haiti

Monday, December 21, 2009

The pocket edition of Cocktails for Dummies

It appears that my MIL knows me all to well. We just got yet another box of delightful Christmas suprises and my Christmas gift was delightfully wrapped in a ziploc baggie complete with name tag. Inside was the pocket edition of Cocktails for Dummies and on the inside cover was a handwritten note: "Geralyn, this is the best I could do, can't ship booze." What in the hell does that mean? Marc got a big box of mixed nuts which seems shockingly appropriate since he is my MIL son, but honestly, a box of nuts???

So, does this mean my MIL thinks I am a drunk and my husband a nut? Of course, 5 years ago when they came to visit us right after we moved to North Dakota, I did pack an igloo cooler with beer and parked it in my bedroom closet. Madison walked in on me, while I was sitting in the closet enjoying a tall cool Corona, and asked why I was doing that and I simply explained that murdering someone is wrong I couldn't bear to live in prison. Perhaps my MIL knew about my little secret and has interpreted that to mean I am a raging alcoholic? Who knows, but at least know I am the proud owner of the pocket edition of Cocktails for Dummies and I can now whip up a mean Bolero.

Bolero: 1 1/2 oz Barbancort rum (Haitian)
1/2 oz calvados
2 tsp sweet vermouth
dash bitters
Stir and serve straight up or on the rocks.

Holiday cheers to everyone!


Brent and Lori said...


I need me a secret stash.

Now if only I drank...


Walsh Family said...

I love it!

Tifanni said...

You've got the recipes and the nuts, add a few fritos dipped in peanut butter, some lefse and a little lutefisk and you have one rip roaring party :)

AprilC said...

Dont' be offended girl...let's get together, bring the book ad we can toast the MIL...tell Mark to bring his nuts too!!!

Angela said...

Since when can't you ship alcohol???? Nobody told me I in trouble now? Darn...hehe

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Sarah & Crew said...

LMAO! I have loved your MIL gift stories. I feel like I could have written something very similar. I loved the beer-in-the-closet story. My MIL thinks I too drink too much because I once had *2* margaritas at dinner. Whoa! But considering we always joke that if our kids can't go to college, we'll send them to her brother's meth lab for an internship, is having an occasional margarita at dinner really that bad!?!?

Happy New Year, dear!

LOSER PAUL said...

Hello! :)

Jenn said...

My MIL give the absolute WORST gifts, This year she gave my 16 year old trendy daughter and fossil finding kit...what the heck is she going to do with that? She gave me a DVD of "Celtic Woman in Song". all went in the garbage as soon as she left.

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