I thought that today I would make a cocktail that’s icy cold since that’s the only coldness in the area. It’s Fall and supposed to be starting to cool off. In Texas NO, we’re getting warm fronts! What’s that all about? Looks like I’ll have to sit on the patio watching it rain today since we’re supposed to get lots of it. There’s a cold front moving in that will drop it down to the 60’s then tomorrow we’re back in the 80’s. Crazy weather I tell you!! So maybe if I have a cool cocktail while I sit on my patio and wish that it was colder out it’ll feel sorry for me and stick around.

Nutty Java Mudslides
(Adapted from Southern Living August 2009)
Makes 4-6 servings

2 cups ice
2 cups softened chocolate ice cream
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons coffee liqueur
2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
2 tablespoons milk

Garnish: dark chocolate shavings

Process ice cubes and next 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor 30 to 45 seconds or until blended and smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish as desired.

I had some of these little guys left over from the Dreyer’s Ice Cream Block Party which worked out perfect not having to measure. I only had one chocolate left so I had to sub some vanilla. It didn’t effect the flavor of the drink to me I think it was just a little less chocolate flavor, but you couldn’t tell.

I used some chocolate mix such as Quick to rim my glass with. If I had guest joining I would have made it fancy and done chocolate curls but this worked just fine and wasn’t too rich.

Just for fun I’ll share some of the concert pictures I took.

Here’s some from the Britney Spears concert 9-16-09, that girl sure does know how to put on a good concert and entertain a crowd! She doesn’t stand still very long so it’s hard to get a picture of her. I thought Jordan Sparks did an amazing job opening the show she’s got a wonderful voice.

These are from 10-4-09 at the Rob Thomas concert. Carolina Liar opened and played for 30 minutes then One Republic came on for 30 minutes. I’m in love with them I can’t wait till they come to town again he’s so full of energy and plays every instrument. Rob Thomas came on and did a great job playing for 2 hours. We didn’t stay the whole time because it was standing room floor tickets so you basically don’t move or else someone steals your spot. We got a lot of rain on Sunday so we didn’t make it down there for the meet and greet at 12:30pm and couldn’t find a last minute sitter for Mocha since the show didn’t start till 8pm. Oh well still grateful I won the tickets and was able to see the show.

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