Ancho Margaritas and Chipotle Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn
My ideal margarita has the trifecta of spice, sweet, and sour. And if I’m really lucky, smoky.
Ben and I have our favorite “after the kids go to bed” indulgences. Margaritas and this spicy chipotle peanut butter caramel topping on popcorn definitely hit at the top of the list because they are easy to make and we can wind down the toddler screams grinding the gears in our brain with a splash of tequila.
For all of you parents out there counting down to bedtime tonight, you are not alone. We all have days where we need to breathe. Or bury our face in a pillow and scream something our kids shouldn’t hear us say.
I really love my kids. All joking aside about bedtime countdowns. I also can’t neglect the time my brain needs to recharge so I can be the best parent I can be. And there are days I crave it a little bit more than others. This almost always involves making sure they are sound asleep, making something delicious, sharing it with Ben, and either sitting in complete silence or talking our little hearts out until the wee hours. Or Curb Your Enthusiasm reruns and side-splitting laughter.
Parenting is the biggest blessing and brings out my biggest worries. I don’t believe others when they say that have anything related to parenting 100% figured out or that they feel complete confidence in their special way of doing things. I wouldn’t believe myself if I said it either. Do you know how many of my own words I have swallowed post baby? So many. And as Mary Poppins once said, “Just a sip of margarita helps your words flush down your throat…your words flush down your throat...” Or something like that…