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Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Simple Drink Recipe - Horchata

Since we have Mexican inspired food at least once a week around here, a few years back I went searching for a good Horchata recipe. For the uninitiated, Horchata is a drink readily available in the Mexican restaurants of Southern California (our homeland). Delicious and refreshing!

Little did I know the labor that went into this refreshment: grinding rice and almonds, letting it stand overnight, draining through cheesecloth - not something I'm going to labor through on a regular basis.

Eventually I did find a great recipe for "faux" Horchata. Meghan (9) whipped up two batches for dinner last night which was promptly sucked down by the horde, followed by demands for more.

Horchata Stumpf-Style

2 C Milk

2 C Water

1/2 C Sugar

1/4 tea. Cinnamon

1/2 tea. Vanilla

Blend and enjoy!

This is also great in a pinch when you need to "stretch" the last of the milk in the jug for dinner :-


1 comment:

  1. My husband LOVES Mexican food...Monday's are known as our "Mexican Mondays." Will have to make this! :)