I’m in the midst of a panic.
My two oldest boys are going to school this year. One in 2nd grade and the other in pre-k. Number 1 annoying thing is that they’re going to different elementary schools on post. Because the Army is all about efficiency.
And then, number 2. Neither school has school supply lists on their website yet! Kid #1’s school is… not my favorite. I don’t want to say that the vice-principal and I have had words but, it may have happened. More than once. (FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING GOOD, LADY, TURN THE PAGE OF THE SHOT RECORDS SO I DON’T HAVE TO COME UP HERE EVERY QUARTER AND TELL YOU THAT YOU’RE AN IDIOT.) So I’m not really expecting them to have their supply lists posted anytime before November.
But then Kid #2’s school has every grade BUT pre-k listed on their supply list.
Geez people, c’mon.
I am obsessed with school supplies even though I am old and have no real use for them. I just love them. The highlight of my middle school years was getting a big paper bag of school supplies at the start of each year (because we all had to have the EXACT same supplies and the EXACT same color binder for each class) and obsessively sorting them out on my bedroom floor. Once a day I would unpack that bag and try to decide how many pencils I would put in the math pile and how many would go in German.
I still use a Lisa Frank notebook to make my grocery lists.
But anyway, I’m having a crisis because WHAT IF TARGET RUNS OUT OF EVERYTHING AND MY KIDS HAVE TO HAVE PUKE GREEN FOLDERS?!
Margaritas have come in handy during my obsessive website refresh sessions. These are peach margaritas and they’re my fave. The white peaches are extra good this year and I’m really enjoying eating them fresh or chopping them up for smoothies. And yeah, maybe a margarita every once in a while.
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from Martha Stewart
- 1 pound about 3 ripe peaches, plus more for garnish
- 3 tablespoons orange liqueur
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup 6 ounces silver tequila
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups bottled peach nectar
- Put a bunch of ice in a large mixing bowl. Cover the ice with water. Set aside.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add 1 pound peaches, and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to ice-water bath to cool. Remove peaches from water once you can handle them.
- Peel and halve peaches, and remove pits. Slice peaches into wedges, and transfer to a medium bowl. Toss with orange liqueur, sugar, and salt. Cover, and set in a warm spot until peaches give off juice, about 20 minutes.
- Puree peach mixture in a blender or a food processor until completely smooth. Immediately stir in tequila and lemon juice. (Peach puree with tequila can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 4 hours.) Transfer to a pitcher, and stir in peach nectar.
- Fill each of 8 tall glasses with ice. Divide margarita amongst the glasses. Garnish with peach slices, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
I just stumbled upon this recipe, and as I bought fresh flat peaches at the local supermarket, I gave it a shot. I used Triple sec and orange juice nectar instead of peach juice nectar, and some brown sugar with honey as well.
Also, I made a frozen version with lots of blended ice. It turned out awesome. I’ll be making these all Summer long, that’s for sure.
Amanda Livesay says
Yay! So glad you loved them!
Love margaritas! Your recipe looks awesome and so great for the hot summer in Beijing! I will definitely make this one and share with my boyfriend :)
My little one isn’t in school yet but I can already feel the panic about school supplies rising. Lol. These margaritas look lovely though! Very glad I found your blog. Adding you to my feedly now!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
These look excellent! Pinned! I could go for about 3 right now after spending the afternoon on the phone dealing with health insurance baloney. And the school supply lists…they don’t post them til AFTER the first day of school at my daughter’s old school. Then they send it home so you have to scramble the first night after school to get everything. Makes tons of sense :)
This post cracked me up!! So funny, but also annoying at the same time! They should already have the lists ready since all the stores are already bringing out back to school stuff. Also Lisa Frank – I had tons of those notebooks; love that you still use them. Love these photos! :)
For the love of all things margaritas, this is awesome, Amanda!! I have peaches and was thinking about scones, but this sounds much much better!
And, I totally understand your frustration. WalMart started putting school supplies out 2 weeks ago and my school JUST put up the list. I was totally freaking and going today so we don’t get puke green folders either!! Good luck! My boys are at 2 schools again this year and I totally stress over car pool!