Caribou Lou

Now that halloween has gone and past and putting away the decorations, I see the "fall" decor and just sigh. The holidays are here. Between the holidays and football season, Food and drinks with friends are in our future. Every year other than the turkey for Thanksgiving and a prime rib for Christmas, I try to do something different or perfecting my dishes, but the one thing that I honestly don't think about is mixed drinks. Sure, wine and imported beer are great to drink with our dinners but I'm starting to get bored and want to step out of my comfort zone. My son is starting to listen to various types of music and rap (hip hop) has been one of them. I was searching for drinks when I heard Tech N9ne singing his song Caribou Lou and remember having it once at a comedy club a couple years ago and was mouth watering and strong, with that I decided that I was going to master this drink. After several attempts and a drunk husband, I got the ratio down.  1 oz equals one standard shot glass.

1 1/2 oz 151 proof rum
1 oz Coconut rum
5 oz pineapple juice

Shake well and serve with ice in a highball glass, add pineapple slice to glass for garnish. 

Pecan Pie Bars

    1 container of pre-made raw cinnamon rolls (8 to 12 count)

    3 eggs
    1 cup light corn syrup
     1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
     2 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 2/3 cups chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. Take cinnamon rolls and form a rectangle and flatten with rolling pin and cook until done 5 to 10 minutes depending on oven and altitude, so basically saying watch until desired crispness.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the eggs, corn syrup, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons margarine, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans. Spread the filling evenly over the crust as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until set.

    Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into bars with a sharp knife and enjoy!