Monday, January 5, 2015

Saturday, Sunday and Bowling.

The fates have definitely got it in for us. First I have a bad fall at bowling, then on Saturday just as he was stepping into the bath, Matt’s hip suddenly started Hand of Fateto hurt excruciatingly and eventually, I called the ambulance. Maybe I should have gone with the ambulance because I am spending time sitting here worrying. I do know the poor bugger has been sitting in a wheel chair in the waiting room for at least 3 hours because they don’t have a free bed. ‘Course the fates send these things in threes, I am now wondering what next. Matt eventually came home around 8:30 p.m. they had X-rayed his hip and told him there was nothing wrong. The doc had also given him a prescription for pain killers. He was still in a lot of pain. StairsSunday, however, he decided to go to the pharmacy himself and get the pills. No way he could have done that on Saturday so I assume it is a bit easier and is getting more so as the time goes by. We are planning to go to the bowling alley today, Monday, our biggest worry is whether we can get up the stairs or not. I don’t know if either of us can bowl, if not, we can just socialise. I might say that for both of us, our bowling scores had picked up somewhat. Typical that we should be handicapped another way now.

I couldn’t resist this recipe when I saw it. The name appealed to me, not that I drink cocktails usually other than the occasional Rob Roy (Manhattan made with Scotch). I found it through Yummly at Food Republic and thought you might enjoy it.

Escape from Alcatraz Cocktail

By Lynn House, Fat Cat, Chicago, Illinois
Rye Whiskey cocktail with a ginger twist

Chicago was home to gangster Al Capone, who led a Prohibition-era alcohol smuggling and bootlegging ring and later went to prison at Alcatraz in San Francisco for tax evasion. Capone’s favourite whiskey was said to be Templeton rye from Iowa, which was known during the time as the “Good Stuff” —Rye Whiskey cocktail with a ginger twist legend has it that the whiskey even made it past the walls of Alcatraz. While the infamous gangster is long gone, Templeton lives on to this day, and this recipe from Chicago bartender Lynn House brings the story of Capone back to life.

Servings: 1 drink

Ingredients

1 teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated
3 slices Orange
1/2 ounce lemon juice, fresh squeezed
1 ounce Cointreau
2 ounces rye whiskey, Templeton
ice cubes

Directions:
Tools: muddler, cocktail shaker, fine-mesh strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: orange slice
Muddle the ginger, orange slices, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add the Cointreau and whiskey and shake well with ice. Double strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass and garnish with the orange slice.

Have a great day
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20 comments:

  1. Hope Monday goes well for both of you. Maybe there won't be a third thing!

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    1. Thanks Dixie. I hope there won't be.

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  2. Oh dear, both of you and then trying to bowl too! Amazing. I wish you the best of health and great bowling scores to boot!

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    1. Don't think Matt will be bowling, not sure about me. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  3. Good to hear nothing was wrong with his hip. I don't know why they call it an emergency room. Everyone waits, emergency or not.

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    1. Yes, but, he's in excessive pain. I don't think they should have just sent him home.

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  4. Just don't drop a bowling ball on your foot.

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    1. LOL, luckily they only weigh 3 1/2 lbs. Still hurt but not like 10 pin balls.

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  5. I'm glad to hear nothing's wrong but it's awful when you don't know what's wrong. I hope his pain goes away and you guys can get back to bowling.

    Also, I'm not ashamed to admit that that drink is probably one of the only ways I could ever enjoy whiskey.

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    1. There's got to be something wrong though. He is still in pain. I bowled this afternoon, at least I think that's what I was doing LOL.

      Well of course there are whiskeys, rye whiskies and Scotch. The one I personally drink is Scotch with water.

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  6. You have to be handicapped another way- your hips and such might be hurting, but your humor is still in tact! Hope you're both feeling better.

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    1. I am doing fairly well Liz, just have to be careful how I move (no bending) and the stairs turned out to be no worse than usual. Had a pretty lousy game though, the first one I think I was scared of hurting, once I realized I could bowl without too much problem, I improved.

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  7. I don't understand? Why didn't you go with him?

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    1. Because, after my fall, I couldn't drive or walk much.

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  8. You two are in the wars. Don't think there will be a third thing. Maybe Matt is going out in sympathy with you. He must have got a shock when he saw you fall.

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    1. I hope you are right, no third thing. A friend suggested we were competing. He probably did get a shock, so did I.

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  9. Poor Matt!!! He must've tweaked one of his muscles or something. I'm glad nothing is broken anyway.

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    1. Hope to find out today just what it might be.

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  10. Jo, I'm sorry about your fall and Matt's hip pain. I hope you are both on the mend soon.

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    1. Thanks Susanne. Things are showing progress at long last.

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