Peachy-berry margaritas and a burger.

This summer has gone by so fast and all my efforts to get organized have failed miserably. I have numerous blog entries to put on here but in my frustration with my other blog and formatting I never posted them. So, now that I am using World Press, I will be posting things from this summer, rather out of order.

But first I want to start with last weekend. My husband has become quite enamored with a hamburger patty our local Deli makes and therefore it has made up many of our Saturday night dinners. I’m not complaining, no raw hamburger to mold, and no mess to clean up, just unwrap and toss it on the BBQ. The burger itself is mushroom, bacon, cheddar, what could be better than that? Well, the husband added roasted green chilies piled on top covered with a thick slice of pepper jack cheese. Add a bun, some fry sauce (thank you Pioneer Woman), avocado, lettuce, tomato and of course some more bacon; you have dam near hamburger perfection. The only downside is how to get it in your mouth.

I had attempted making some homemade hamburger buns, after a few moments of uncertainty they came out, although a bit flat, not too bad for my first real attempt at bread. How they tasted made up for their lack of height.

Add in a Peachy-berry margarita and some corn on the cob and dinner is served.

For you drink lovers:

Peachy-berry Margarita
Adapted from The Noble Pig

3 tbs raspberry puree (per glass)
¾ cup of tequila
½ cup fresh lime juice
2 cups fresh or frozen peaches
1 cup of ice (or more if you like it super slushy)
½ cup simple syrup

Rim the tops of 4 margarita or martini glasses with sugar (I use a stem less wine glass for all my margaritas). Put 3 tablespoons of raspberry puree in each glass. Then take the remaining ingredients and blend in a blender. Pour the peach mixture over the raspberry puree. Enjoy.

Raspberry Puree:
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
3 tbs of water
2 tbls of sugar
½ tsp of lemon juice

Blend all ingredients then run threw a fine mesh strainer.

Simple syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

In a sauce pan bring both ingredients to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pull it off the heat and let it sit till room temp.

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