Guitar Guy and I are getting the house ready for our annual May Day gathering. Our house is small but our yard makes up for our tiny rooms. (Cross fingers that the rain holds off, at least for Saturday please Mother Nature!) I need a break from the party prep. Time for a Virtual Girls Night Out!
New to the party? The original Virtual Girls Night Out (boys welcome too) is a blog-hopping party. You are where the party begins! Check out my VGNO post then sign the Mr. Linky guestbook below. Visit fellow bloggers that have signed in as well. Now, go put on something cozy and settle in for the party. Add your blog link to Mr. Linky below and join in the blog-hopping fun!
Time To Twirl!
Missy Higgins "Steer"
I want to hang out in a field and play guitar too! (I should probably learn how to play first. Oh well ;-> )
The Kentucky Derby is Saturday. We make sure to have a delightful blend of the classic Derby drink, Mint Julep, on hand for our friends. Have you ever had a Mint Julep? Yowzaa!
Time For A Cocktail!
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of "Early Times" Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
After a couple of sips you'll be saying "Horse race? What horse race?!"
Time To Share & Win!
Have you ever brought something to a Pot Luck only to see that no one was eating it? Man! I tried this recipe for, what was supposed to be, a great cranberry relish with fresh orange rind and some other sweet, cool stuff. It was supposed to go with the Host's main dish of Chicken. Well, let's just say my bowl of red goo just sat on the table. My husband was a trooper and had a few spoonfuls to make me feel better. Yes, I taste-tested it before we left. I thought it was good. Whatever.
What about you? Have you been the one that brought the dish that nobody ate? Please share! I will have my May Day guests read your posts and we will select winners. The winners will receive packets of flower seeds to help celebrate this May Day.
OK now, go have fun! Sign Mr. Linky's guestbook below to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in. Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. Share this party with your blog friends, post A LINK to the Virtual GNO on your blog and have them join us. Send our party into Twitter world. (#VGNO) The more the merrier! That's what it's all about.
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