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Emergency Preparedness

Hey there to my Yankee and Canadian friends! Many of you are about to get socked in by feet (FEET!) of snow. I want y’all to know that the rest of us out here are thinking about you, praying for you, and washing the sheets in the guest room in case you want to make a quick escape.

I got to wondering what I’d do if I were about to be stuck at home. One of my virtual/Facebook friends who lives up there in New England was headed to the liquor store to stock up. I haven’t actually met her in real life, but there’s no doubt that she and I would be inseparable. The liquor store would be high on my list for emergency preparedness. Days and days at home with no alcohol would chap my hide like nothing else.

So, even though I’ve never been caught in a blizzard, I do have some advice for y’all:
1. Get thee to the liquor store RIGHT NOW before it gets dangerous out there.
2. Mix up a nice tropical cocktail. (Not sure what to make? See my Salty Chihuahua recipe below.)
3. Put on your favorite beach music. (Think Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Buena Vista Social Club.)
4. Transport yourself mentally to your favorite warm-weather clime. I stink at that sort of visualization (hippy Californian) stuff. But, with enough tequila, almost anything is possible!

Ahhhhhh . . . (Photo courtesy of

Ahhhhhh . . . (Photo courtesy of

TGB’s Salty Chihuahua

Most smart bloggers would create nice, warm beverages for such an occasion. Not I! I haven’t had as much experience with the ice and snow, so I’m helping y’all the best way I know how to: with tequila.

Rio Star are my favorite of the bunch! (Photo courtesy of

Rio Star are my favorite of the bunch! (Photo courtesy of

Texas Ruby Red grapefruit juice
Patrón Silver (Plata) tequila
Lime wedges
Coarse salt

In a shaker, combine juice and tequila, 4:1. Add ice and shake. Run the lime wedge around the rim of your serving glass and then dip the rim in the coarse salt. Add your drink and enjoy.

Cheers! And y’all stay warm up there, OK?

5 comments on “Emergency Preparedness

  1. fransiweinstein
    February 8, 2013

    Liking the sound of that cocktail! Where were you yesterday before the snow started falling? Of course, if I wasn’t so lazy, I could bundle up and make the 10 – 15 minute walk to the liquor store. But the idea of all that blowing snow is putting me off. I guess I’ll have to imagine the beach AND the drink. Luckily, I’m good at the California hippie stuff. Hope you have a lovely, sun-filled weekend, while the rest of us dig out.

    • The Grammar Belle
      February 8, 2013

      Oh darn, Fransi! Sorry I wasn’t more timely with this one. You hang in there, OK? And as soon as you thaw out, book a trip down to Big D. Julie and I would love to have ya!

      • fransiweinstein
        February 8, 2013

        I think that would be a blast! I will work on it. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

  2. Deb Fairchild
    February 8, 2013

    You’re a genius, Grammar Belle!

    • The Grammar Belle
      February 8, 2013

      LOL, Deb. Thanks! Maybe you need to come over Saturday for a Salty Chihuahua or two!

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