Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Returning Home and Mad for Mango! Rum Dee Dum

We returned home from a little get away to Lake Geneva, WI., this afternoon.  It is fun to get away, but it's always good to come home.  However, I was wondering what I would find on my computer,.when I got back. I have been ".disconnected" from the blogging world because I don't have a laptop. It felt strange, like I was going through "computer withdrawal."  Later on, however, "out of sight, out of mind",  came int play, and I didn't think of the computer and what I was missing. that much. However, on the ride home, the first thing that I was going to do was check the computer. and my blog.  If you stopped by the blog you saw that The Mom Chef, Christiane, of  Taking on Recipes One Magazine at a Time, was the guest blogger while I was gone Christiane writes about making recipes from magazines while juggling  being a  Mom  with the humor and reality that ensues.  Christiane did a wonderful job and I am very grateful for her guest blog, a wonderful post as always. Thank you Christiane for being a guest blogger for me. The second thing that I did was have a Rum Dee Dum.
What is Rum Dee Dum you ask?  Well,  Rum Dee Dum is my favorite drink, next to the Mango Margarita.  When I first met my husband, he always drank Meyers Rum on the rocks with a squeeze of lime. I tasted the drink and thought how could anybody drink that . Well, now I really like the dark, sweet rums that evoke memories of our Caribbean trips, aqua blue waters and warm ocean waters.We have been on Windjammer cruises and they served "Swizzle" at Happy Hour, which is 151 proof rum, orange juice, pineapple  juice, and lime juice. After one of those, you really Happy.  Unfortunately, the Windjammer cruise line  is out of business now:)  Barefoot cruises my be a thing of the past.

Rum Dee Dum
Crushed ice
Juice of 1/2 lime
1-2 shots of Dark rum, preferably Meyers, depending on how your day went
1-2 oz. of Trader Joe's  Orange, Peach, Mango juice.
Fresh mango for garnish, if available.

1. Fill shaker 2/3 full of crushed ice.
2. Add lime juice on top of crushed ice
3. Add rum and then the juice
4. Do a little dance and shake your shaker.
5. Pour in glass and garnish with fresh mango
6. Close your eyes, sip, and dream of Caribbean beaches!


  1. Perfect drink for Miami where we are dying here in the sweltering heat.

    Nice to meet you and look forward to following your kitchen adventures here.

    Be well.

  2. Thank you for following and nice to meet you too.
    We're going to be almost 90 hers in Chicago area, but that is unusual. I'm ready for fall. Looking forward to following you as well. Stay Cool and have a Rum Dee Dum for me.

  3. A very refreshing and delightful concoction!


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