a friend sent me an email for the great recipe exchange, a forwarding email that encourages recipients to send quick and easy recipes to the friend's friend. then you edit the name list, removing the friend's friend, bumping up said friend, and then adding your name before forwarding it on to about 20 people. now, i don't participate in chain emails, but this sounded like fun. i love to cook, and who doesn't need more tried and true (and simple) recipes? i sent on a deceivingly easy-as-pie (or even easier) recipe for chocolate beer waffles (from vegan brunch) to the friend's friend, send the edited email to 20 people, kicked my heels up, and waited...
after the first 6 hours, i was shocked. not one recipe back, until the late afternoon at 4:26PM. the title of the email: fw: recipes. great, i like recipes! i open up my email and was, well, floored. just to be clear, the email forward states, "[the recipe] should be something quick, easy and without rare ingredients. actually, the best one is the one you know in your head and can type right now. don't agonize over it; it is the one you make when you are short on time."
so this ben dude sent me his favorite recipe for when he's short on time. or something like that. let me preface this by saying that ben didn't include anything else in his email except for what follows.
2 oz. Silver Tequila
1 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
that's all there was. so ben, sadly, this is what i conclude about you.
1) the first thing that came to your mind on a Tuesday afternoon was an overly basic margarita ingredient list. dear ben, you're an alkie. or you hate your job. or life in general.
2) you don't know what you're drinking (no title to the recipe or instructions on how to mix, shake, sugar/salt rim, blended, rocks, etc.), only that you are drinking.
3) you, in no way, agonized over this recipe share. do you also wear a slanket to work?
dear all, i share with you this margarita recipe escapade with the hope that when you receive a recipe share (and golly darn it, i surely hope that you do; you might just be the lucky one to receive my grandmother's recipe for sugar-overload fruit salad: cut up strawberries, grapes, and apples mixed with sprinkled sugar AND marshmallow pieces), you do the right thing and not copy and paste this (either the margarita or fruit salad "recipes") into the body of the email. amen.
p.s. if someone out there is friends with ben, please know i'm only joking here. well, sort of.