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Super Summer Beer: Post-work Cocktail

After a nice, eight or nine hour day, it’s great to come home and have a casual, simple drink. My Super Summer Beer was inspired by three things:

  • bright, summer flavors (lemon)
  • rum that I got for free by mistake
  • a limited number of beers in the fridge (3) — time to make things last by creating mix drinks

Some people have qualms over mixing beer with liquor, and to that I say, “Dear boring individual, have you tried water?”

If you’re looking for a drink with subtle flavor to bum around with in the evening, give the following recipe a try:

Super Summer Beer
makes 2 drinks*


  • 1 pale ale (I used Rolling Rock)
  • 2 shots of your favorite pirate-approved rum (I used Captain Morgan)
  • 2-4 teaspoons of lemon juice (fresh would be better, but we can’t all live extravagantly)
  • 2 of your favorite cups


  1. Pour one shot of rum into each glass
  2. Pour half the bottle of beer into each glass
  3. squirt in 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice into each glass; stir if you’re using fresh lemon juice
  4. Enjoy.





*for those who count their drinks: 1/2 beer + 1 shot of rum = 1 1/2 drinks. Math’s great.

Hot, Delicious, & Vegetarian (Nope, not your Yoga Instructor)

Open Face Sandwich

I mean maybe your yoga instructor. Go for it.

Recently I’ve had to decide between buying food and buying textbooks, and since I usually slack off mid-semester (not early), I’ve been choosing books. Because of this, the refrigerator and pantry are looking a little slack. After scrounging around, I found some bread, a mostly scooped out avocado, the butt of a tomato, and some shredded Mexican cheese. Glory hallelujah. I ended up with this beauty:


Get it all hot and bothered and you have:

toasty lil sandwich

Here’s the exact recipe:

Tomato & Avocado Open Face Sandwich


  • 2-3 thin slices of tomato
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Mexican cheese
  • yellow mustard
  • bread

Squeeze some yellow mustard (or some other mustard) out onto your bread. Scoop your quarter of an avocado out onto the bread, and smoosh it all over using the back of your spoon. Lay your tomato slices down on top with care. Sprinkle your cheese on with love. Stick that sandwich in a toaster oven set at 300 degrees and play a game of Scramble with Friends. Don’t forget to shake on some pepper, and enjoy!