Happy Hour 06.15.17

"Our weekends begin on Thursdays...And you ain't seen nothing yet."--Erk Russell

I've seen a lot of bloggers post life updates and recaps in a regular "coffee date" type of post. I really enjoy reading those kinds of things, and while I've recently graduated to Gilmore Girls level of coffee consumption, I don't really enjoy coffee dates; I'm much more of a happy hour kind of girl. Therefore I present to you, Happy Hour: a semi-regular life update type of post here on the blog, featuring a delicious new cocktail recipe! 

Recently, I've joined the local Junior League, learned how to play Bridge, and have just overall been enjoying our new home and town. CJM and I are settling into a schedule, finding a church, and enjoying being on the same work schedule which is the first time that's ever happened in our 5+ years together. I hosted the Junior League summer social and it was so nice to have some girlfriend time again! Our home has been perfect for warm-weather get togethers, especially since CJM built this beautiful U-shaped bench for our screened in porch. The shorter pieces are movable, so we can take them off the porch and onto the patio if we wanted. He's been doing a lot of woodworking, and has been filling lots of orders for corn hole boards! 

It's been nice to have multiple weekends in a row with little to do, and to just stick close to home. I know that will quickly come to the close once summer is over; I'm pretty sure we have a wedding to go to every other weekend in September and October! But I'm looking forward to traveling again and seeing friends I've missed for so long. 

Last weekend, my grandparents came into town to visit and I cooked my first ever low country boil. While it turned out delicious, I now understand why having a giant stock pot is such a necessity. I ended up passing the bag of crab boil seasoning back and forth between the two pots of shrimp, potatoes, corn, and sausage, because I couldn't fit it all in one pot! But it turned out really yummy, and it was nice to try something different. 

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Friday night we had dinner at one of our favorite places in town, Company Supply. It was perfect weather, so we sat outside. I enjoyed their featured seasonal cocktail, the Bee’s Knees. Of course I picked it because of the gin, duh! It tasted like equal parts gin and tea, with lots of lemon. It would be super easy to recreate at home! I'm looking forward to enjoying lots of delicious drinks on the back porch this summer!

The Bee's Knees by Company Supply in Dublin, Ga. 
-Hendrick's Gin
-Earl Grey Tea infused with honey
-Fresh squeezed lemon juice

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