Sunday’s are usually reserved for a lot of things….like the occasional brunch, catching up on laundry, binge watching Game of Thrones, or perhaps an NFL game in the fall. Some people go to Church or make it point to spend quality time with family. For me, this Sunday involved a pulled glut (butt) muscle and the world’s best bloody Mary. Sounds perfect if you ask me. Except for the pulled butt muscle….
Brian and I went for a long run yesterday morning (we are both training for the Chicago Marathon this fall…Brian perhaps a little more diligently) and my legs were already sore from an intense bootcamp class I attended the day before. Not the smartest decision. In any event, we decided to walk around downtown Chicago for a bit shortly after our run. We had a few errands to do and we also wanted to treat ourselves to a wood fired pizza at Eataly. We were riding the escalators at a nearby store when I stopped to pick up a little bag someone had dropped on the floor in front of me…and that’s when it happened. I felt this weird and intense pain in my right butt cheek and then I could hardly stand back up! I was dying laughing (partially because of the pain… and partially because who pulls their butt muscle?!?). Brian was also cracking up and making fun of me the rest of the day as I could barley walk. It was definitely a sight to see and very comical [haha, at least we can laugh when times are tough].
Anyway….it was a little better this morning but it still hurts. I’ve restircted myself to sweat pants all day and decided the only thing that would make me feel better (aside from wearing sweat pants) is a bloody Mary.
The issue is that I am a huge bloody Mary snob. Although I’ve had some amazing Mary’s (both near and far), I’ve found what I believe is the recipe for the best GD bloody Mary there is. And there are two secret ingredients aside from your traditional horseradish and/or Worcestershire sauce. They are…drumroll please……Old Bay Seasoning (which isn’t anything new if you are from Maryland) and a splash or two of Corona. Add those, along with a few of your traditional ingredients….and you’ve created a masterpiece!
Of course a lot of the ingredients are to taste (some like it spicier, some don’t, etc) I can tell you the corona and Old Bay make a huge difference. It’s also a natural way to ease musculoskeletal pain (er, so I tell myself). Anyway-I want to share the rest of ingredients for the best Bloody Mary:
Mrs. T’s Bloody Mary Mix
Absolute Chicago (which has a hint of rosemary and olive)
A1 Steaksauce (1/2 tablespoon or so)
Horseradish (I like a lot and add about a tablespoon)
A few splashes of Worcestershire sauce
Frank’s hot sauce to taste (I like spicy!)
1.5-2.5 oz of Corona (or Corona Light)
Dash of Old Bay Seasoning (to taste)
Lime to garnish
Celery to garnish
Celery salt and Old Bay mix for the rim
Mix together, taste accordingly and serve over ice. This is one way how to Sunday 🙂 Now if only I could get up and find an ice pack…