Have I mentioned that we have birthdays this week? Micah’s is today and Squish turns 1 (!) tomorrow. To celebrate the birth of the best running buddy I’ve ever had, I thought I would share his super secret drink recipe. It’s super secret because it comes from his childhood journal and very few people have access to that. He made it for lunch on July 15, 1988, when he was nearly 10 years old.
He writes (and I have left spelling and writing errors in tact): Today mom ate lunch with Sister Rush. While she was gone I made a dink for lunch. It had 3 eggs, a dash of nutmeg, a drop of vinila, 4 spoonfull of orangeaid mix. Then fill the quart jar up with ice. Add water. Then put it in the blender untill it is creamy. This only makes a quart. It was good. after that we had a slushy. I had a good day.
A drink and a slushy. That is a good day. I admit to having never tried this particular recipe, but if you do it, let me know how it turns out. If you’re squeamish about the raw eggs, you can probably substitute a few tablespoons plain yogurt and it’ll be just fine.
Micah’s journal only has six entries so the fact that he dedicated so much of it to documenting his special concoction says a lot about where his priorities lie. He is still the captain of the blender at our house and he is passing his knowledge and passion on to the Manchild, who helps him count out the correct number of strawberries that go into our post-run smoothies and is as meticulous in his button-pushing as his father was in his recipe-recording. They make a great pair.
These days our drinks mostly consist of a cup or so of frozen fruit (usually bananas, strawberries, and blueberries — but we’ve done kiwis, nectarines, plums, peaches, cantaloupe, and apples), a half cup of plain yogurt, a few squeezes of honey, some concentrated orange juice if we have it, and a tray of ice cubes. Maybe a bit of milk. Micah still adds a dash of nutmeg and/or cinnamon as well. And it is always good.