Welcome to my new website! Isn’t it beautiful? My boyfriend, Kevin, and I celebrated our seven-year anniversary on December 2nd, and he put this site together as a gift for me. It’s pretty much the best gift on earth. He is a graduate computer science student, so he is definitely better at working with computers than I am. The little bit of programming that I have had to figure out in order to fix up some things before posting this first entry have nearly driven me to tears. I don’t know how computer people do it. The site is still a bit of a work in progress, but I am very happy with it! No more headaches from using the Google blogger, which is extremely frustrating if you were not aware.
There are still a few things that I need to work on for the website, and I was hoping to get some help. The most important thing at the moment is the fact that I do not have a title for the third banner (“No Title”). I can’t decide what I want to do with that page yet. I am thinking about writing a little entry about my favourite kitchen gadget of the month or even just talking about my current favourite ingredient or something. Let me know if you’ve got any good ideas for that space because I am completely undecided about it as of right now.
This recipe is super short and extremely simple, but I really wanted an excuse to write an entry on the new site so I could show it off. I have also just wanted to try grasshoppers for ages. I watch a lot of The Big Bang Theory on TV, and there is a character who is always drinking these. I am just drawn to the intense green colour, so I was excited to finally taste one of these. I have also decided that I am going to consider this a holiday cocktail because I always associate mint and the colour green with Christmas. Hence its inclusion in the seasonal recipes portion of the website.
You can make them with cream or with ice cream, but who wouldn’t choose ice cream? Kevin and I actually tried them with the cream on the weekend, but they were way too strong for me. I decided to try out the ice cream version all by my lonesome on my last day of class for the semester. Unfortunately, that means that finals are about to begin, so my cooking will continue to be hindered by school over the next couple of weeks.
Grasshopper Ice Cream Cocktails
3/4 oz creme de menthe
3/4 oz creme de cacao
2 big scoops vanilla ice cream
Chocolate shavings and/or mint leaves for garnish (optional)
This recipe makes enough for one person. Place creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and ice cream into a blender. Blend until thick and creamy. Serve in martini glasses and garnish with chocolate shavings and mint leaves.