Our friend Doris had a birthday last week, and we celebrated in the best way she could imagine: trashy stylezz.
Now. don't take offense to this. I promise it was all in good fun. I can assure you that the birthday was in true celebration of all things trashy and fabulous. Since trashiness it obviously a subjective construct and most definitely in the eyes of the beholder, some of these party details may seem trashier to you than others.
Kara made a beautiful Mint Margarita:
Here's the recipe she got off the interwebs. It was delicious:
Two classic summer cocktails — mojitos and margaritas — inspired this pitcher cocktail. The zesting of the limes ensures intense lime flavor to contrast the mint. Using a flaked sea salt on the rims of the glasses allows for a more subtle salting than a traditional table or kosher salt.
Makes 8 servings.
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1. In a blender, combine the mint leaves, water, lime zest, lime juice and agave nectar. Blend on high until the mint is very finely chopped. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher. Discard the solids. Stir in the triple sec and tequila and then chill.
2. To serve, moisten the rim of cocktail glasses with a piece of lime. Dip the rims in the salt. Add ice to the glasses and pour the margaritas. Garnish with slices of lime.
Nutrition information for one serving (values are rounded): 187 calories; no fat; no cholesterol; 10 grams carbohydrate; no protein; no fiber; 1 milligram sodium.
We also had Popeyes' fried chicken and some delicious sides from Boston Market:
We tried to class up the table a bit with flowers and cupcakes:
The best part of the party by far was the FRIED PICKLES that Kara made. SO GOOD. I'm going to beg her to share her recipe with me so that I can share it with you.
We had such a fun night:
We also played our favorite game that I think Kara invented: High/Low. This is a fun game to play with family or close friends. You go around the table and list your low and high of the day.
There are a few basic rules:
1. you always have to say the low first and then the high and then pass to someone who hasn't gone yet.
2. You can not ask any questions until everyone has finished speaking
3. You can not say right now for either the high or the low.
This game has become a staple of our friend dinners. On this particular night we decided to do a version of High/Low Elementary School Style. So we had to tell our high and low from our Elementary School Years. And. let me tell you. it was Hilarious.
Happy Birthday Doris!
Thanks so much for being awesome and celebrating Trashy Stylezz!