Welcome to Mystery Ingredient Monday (MIM)
|My Neighbor grows Mint in her yard and I can have some. BEST. NEIGHBOR. EVER!|
My one weakness in life is a stupendous pedicure. I don't have time to keep up with a foot beautifying routine so I drive over to my favorite local Mani/Pedi salon. I go about once every 2-3 months. They always remember me, ask about my kids, if I don't have them with me, take great care of them if I do. And they have a statue of Mary in their salon. Winning!
Now for some Mint
Mint aromatherapy was in my foot basin..
|Yea. You probably didn't want to see the blue colored mint foot basin.|
The girls got a mini mani: picked their own color
Marie's choice was gold... Maybe she was channelling her inner King Midas. I don't know?
Elise picked a more refined pink or as Baby J would say "peent".
My youngest sister in law came a long and choose this blue. Unfortunately I forgot what it was called so, I'm going with Mrs. Peacock.
Let's talk Mojito's; they're my one true weekness. I crave them every summer.
A phenomenal Mojito is so refreshing on hot sticky days here in the Lou. After some practice we (Robert and I) have come up with the prefect Mojito with a not-so-secret-secret ingredient that I will share with you.
A Clan's Tale Mojito
(Pitcher Serves 8-10)
20 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 tsp Lime juice
2 Cups Rum
1/4 C homemade simple Mint syrup (secret ingredient)
36oz Club soda or tonic water
3 limes (squeezed and juice reserved)
Mint Simple Syrup
5 Fresh Mint Leaves
Directions: Mint Simple Syrup
Add sugar and water to pot and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pull it off heat and add Mint and allow to cool.
*since you only need about 1/4C of the syrup, refrigerate the rest and use for individual mojito's through the week.
Muddle 20 Mint leaves and 1 tsp of lime juice in a small container until mint is bruised and starts to excrete it's flavor. Add leaves and juices to a pitcher. Add Rum, simple syrup, club soda, and all remaining lime juice from the three limes. Mix, serve over ice and ENJOY!
Looking forward to seeing what you came up with. Leave a comment below so I can check your blog since I didn't set up the inlikz, sorry.
Now off to Anne and Jessica to see their Mint concoctions as well as the new MI. Let us go fourth and be inspired! See you next week at Annes' blog. Also, thanks for the prayers for my MIL's surgery. It went well but she has a long recovery, keep her in your prayers.
If you want to play along but don't have a blog, instagram or tweet it #mysteryingredient, or tag us in a facebook post about your dish so we can marvel your creativity! (Yup, I too yanked this from Anne's site.)