Sunday, August 4, 2013


Last night we had the chance to take a break from boat projects for awhile and attend a party at Boulder, across the lake. We don't go back often just because it's 32 miles each way, but this was a special party I really wanted to attend, the Jimmy Buffet tailgate party at which there was a drink recipe contest and I was fairly sure I could win with my Awesome Piña Colada dessert smoothie. We arrived late because I was late getting to the lake from the city, and when we turned the corner around the clubhouse building to the pavilion, all of the Assembled shouted out welcomes and it was the beginning of a genuine Cheers evening. It is true that you sometimes want to go where everybody knows your name.

And without further ado, here is the...drumroll...winning recipe.

Awesome Piña Colada Smoothie

Make the recipe in multiples of these quantities:

1 container of Yoplait thick and creamy lemon yogurt
1 of the empty yogurt containers filled with milk
1 of the empty yogurt containers filled with coconut rum
1-1/2 to 2 cups of frozen pineapple tidbits, the unsweetened kind

Put it all in a blender, blend on low first to break up the pineapple, then on high till smooth and creamy.

You can use this recipe substituting strawberry yogurt, frozen whole unsweetened strawberries, and vanilla vodka, or peach yogurt frozen peach slices and peach schnapps, or lime yogurt frozen pineapple and premixed margarita mix. The possibilities are only limited by the yogurt favors. Enjoy responsibly.


Unknown said...

Hi there -
I recently found your blog (by accident) while looking up Mississippi river sailing- Bob and Susie...
I started reading about your adventure because it is so similar to ours. 50ish, Com-pac owners, want to live on a sailboat some day...
If you look off your stern - we own the Com-Pac 23 at Tradewinds. We have not had the chance to sail recently because our WORK life has kept us pretty busy. I think we were there when Kintala was pulled. Anyway, we hope to make it out to introduce ourselves before you head out... if time permits - an hour or 2 of sailing the Com-Pac could be in order.
Deb & Joe

TJ said...

That would be great! Thanks.