Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lemon Mint Tea

I admit it.  I watch GCB.  I also rubberneck when there is a car wreck.  Can you believe the caricature portrayal of Dallas women?  Trust me, Christians from Dallas have not cornered the market on wearing Christian Louboutin, driving a Mercedes or being gossipy and backstabbing.  There is a lot of reciting Scripture.  I wonder if they will ever incorporate The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

It is humorous to move outside of your hometown or state and to hear people’s perception or reaction to what seems so “normal” where you are from.  Before moving to NYC, I interviewed over the phone for an intracompany transfer.  The feedback to the manager was “she will never make it in NYC.  She talks too slow.”  She hired me anyways.  My manager, Jyl, said that I was the only person who could turn her name into 2 syllables: “Jee-yuhl.”  When I arrived on the east coast, I was advised to tone down my wardrobe (out were the bright colors in place of black, grey and brown).  As Frank Sinatra would sing “if I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.”  Somehow I managed to survive (and enjoy!) NYC, but could I survive the GCB girls?
Lemon Mint Tea

As much as you don’t want to look, this car wreck is appallingly funny and grotesque.  In preparation for tonight’s episode of GCB, be a good Texan, make some lemon mint tea, and grab your BFF to text with. 

  1. 1 family size tea bag or 4 regular size tea bags
  2. 2 ½ c sugar (you read right - this is Texas sweet tea, y’all)
  3. 1 c lemon juice
  4. 1 c fresh mint leaves or ¼ c of dried mint leaves
Bring 1 gallon of water to boil.  Remove from heat.  Add ingredients 1-4.  Stir to mix well – the goal is to dissolve the sugar completely.  Let it come to room temperature.  Strain into a container like an old gallon milk jug (rinsed first, please).  Chill and enjoy. 

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