Candy’s Strawberry Shortcake Martini

Originally posted on August 20, 2010

If you heard a disturbingly loud moan coming from the Western part of the nation this afternoon, it was probably me after sampling this week’s drink.  Yes, perhaps I become too intimately involved with my cocktails, but…

Oh.  Dear.  Lord.  This is a good one.

And, boy, do I ever need it.  It’s been one of Those Weeks.  You know about Those Weeks.  This week was marked with a fussy, feverish baby whose immune system was fighting off the effects of the MMR vaccine — yeah, the poor thing could probably use a cocktail, too, but Cheerios will have to suffice — and who has entered the ol’ “separation anxiety” phase, refusing to leave my side for even one second.  If I so much as think about going to the bathroom by myself, she SCREEEAAAMS.

*SIGH*  What is it with chicks always wanting to go to the bathroom with other chicks?  This is why I de-sisterized from my college sorority.

And here is why I joined a sorority in the first place:  access to good alcohol.



  • 1.25 oz. Stoli Strasberi (which I could not find, so I used Strawberry Smirnoff instead)
  • 1.25 oz. Chambord
  • 1.25 oz. Baileys
  • A dash of cream (for which I substituted Skye’s whole milk… hey, it’s not like she needs the calcium, right?)
  • Strawberries
  • Graham Crackers


Shake all (liquid) ingredients with ice.  Strain into a martini glass.  Instead of graham crackers, I bought a graham cracker crust and used a peeler along the edges, which yielded the same result as crushing it — then rimmed the glass with the crust.  I may or may not have also stuck my finger in that crushed crust and licked it off like a five-year-old.  Garnish the glass with a strawberry and…

… Sneak into a bathroom by yourself, quickly close the door behind you, oh-so-leisurely sip your drink, and ignore your toddler’s cries outside the door.  Happy TGIF.

Blind Gossip Item About a “Special” Disney Star

Which “special” star of a Disney Junior show is famous for his tips about healthy eating and exercise, yet has been known to inhale two Double Whoppers as a SNACK in between takes?  Sources say he gets winded just walking from his trailer to the set, and wears just a vest because it’s the only thing that fits him.

6 Tips for a Fun St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with the Family

Now that we have little ones, Mr. Candy and I don’t exactly party on St. Patty’s Day like we used to (meaning: we see something about it on the evening news and say “Is it March already?” and pass out ten minutes later).  Sort of like this:

However, that doesn’t mean we can’t find fun ways to celebrate it with the family!

A few tips from us to you:

1.  Instead of laughing over copious glasses of Guinness (mmmmm…Guinness), laugh at how mortified your child looks when you outfit him in ridiculous-looking St. Patrick’s Day accessories.

PLEASE NOTE:  If he looks this happy with himself, you are doing something wrong.

Female Pilot Receives Ridiculously Sexist Note from Passenger

WestJet Airlines pilot Carey Steacy, mother of two and pilot for 17 years, received an insanely sexist note from a passenger — “David” in seat 12E — telling her that ‘the cockpit of an airliner is no place for a woman.”  Oh yes, he did.  Check it out for yourself (along with my suggested response):


P.S.  Without fair ladies-turned-Women Airforce Service Pilots, aircraft would not have gotten to airfields from the factories in WWII.  Good day, sir.

Top 5 Signs Your Dog Needs to Go on a Diet

A new study reveals pet obesity may be growing at the highest rate in households with new babies, due to dogs eating food dropped by the baby, less attentive parents and fewer walks.

If you’re wondering if your dog may need to enter a Doggie Weight Watchers program, here are five critical signs to look for:

5.  Appears ashamed after late-night binge sessions.

4.  Impaired culinary judgment.

3.  People are not kidding when they ask, “Dog or pig?”

2.  The “sit” command becomes a moot point.

1. Your dog looks like this.