I know I’ve been whining for at least a week about how I need to get back on track with things. Seriously, I do. I can feel that I’ve gained weight which is a big bunch of NOT OK! Rawr. I’m just a little unhappy with how my healthy/workout life is going right now. There’s a lot going on right now and I really am trying to balance all of it, it’s just that I feel like I’m failing miserably. Last night, for example, I had planned on making a delicious puff pastry pizza for dinner. I ran out of time and wound up eating at a microbrewery. I wasn’t paying attention to my body and I polished off almost everything on my plate. I was uncomfortably full and wondering what on earth I had been thinking. This needs to stop. If I can find time tonight, I need to go to the grocery store and buy lots of fruits and veggies. I think that will help. Or perhaps just letting things go. Maybe I’m stressing myself out with all the things I keep thinking I should be doing, but am not. Like the watermelon I’ve been meaning to cut up for a week. STOP STRESSING ME OUT WATERMELON! I guess that made me feel a bit better. Anyway, onto the real reason why you’re reading this post: Tuesday Boozeday.
Yesterday was the first Tuesday Boozeday and I decided I wanted to make something super easy: Jell-O-tinis. Not your regular college Jell-O shots, these were served in martini glasses with spoons to avoid the awkward paper cup tongue moment. I followed a standard recipe for Jell-O-tinis and made them before I went to work in the morning so they would be set when I got home.
Jell-O-tinis (makes 4)
1 packet Jell-O (regular or sugar-free)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup vodka
Mix boiling water and Jell-O in a bowl until dissolved for 2 minutes. Stir in the vodka. Put 1/2 cup in each martini glass. Place in fridge until set. Enjoy responsibly.
I love making great flavor combinations and Jell-O-tinis is a great way to test things out. I made three batches. One with sugar-free Jell-O and two with regular since the Jell-O flavors I wanted didn’t come in sugar-free. I put together the following combos:
- Sugar-free Raspberry Jell-O and cranberry vodka
- Orange Jell-O and coconut vodka
- Lemon Jell-O and clementine vodka
The raspberry was just fine, but it was the citrusy ones that I loved. I’ll have to be on the lookout for sugar-free orange and lemon Jell-O. Maybe even lime! The orange and coconut tasted just like summer and the lemon and clementine was refreshing and tart. I thought these were super fun and colorful. I’m definitely going to make them again so I can continue to experiment with flavors!