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Celebrate AT HOME with the DUI Daiquiri

In New Orleans, the city where the cocktail was invented, and where “go cups” are freely used in bars so that you can walk around the streets without having to waste a precious drop, the Daiquiri is king. DUI_daquiri

How many places do you know that have Drive-Thru Daiquiri stores?  Well, we have them here in New Orleans, and here is your chance to make our favorite one.

WARNING:  This drink should come with its own bail bond 800 number.  It is said that after a nice tall one of these, you should give your car keys to someone else.  We disagree.  You’d better give them to someone else BEFORE you have one of these, because after the first one, more are on their way, and then you’ll be in no condition to think about giving your keys away.  Actually, you’ll be more likely to start giving away your hotel room keys.  So be careful.


12 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup strawberries
16 fl. oz. rum


Blend the limeade, strawberries, rum, and ice together until the mixture is smooth.  Then serve in fancy glasses and garnish with strawberries.  Perfect for a nice summer day out by the pool.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt


Get on the case with So Sue Me Sushi!

SoSueMeOkay, you’ve just about had it.  One more person threatening to sue and you’ll explode.  Have you ever had one of those days when, after being threatened over and over again with being sued, you just wanted to shout, “So Sue Me!”?

Well, then this is a meal you will love.  With every bite of our So Sue Me Sushi, you will forget all about those threats and reach a level of culinary nirvana that not even Buddha himself could have imagined.


So_Sue_Me_Sushi_nori_sheets1 cup sushi rice
8 nori seaweed sheets
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup imitation crabmeat, finely chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut long and thin (like toothpicks)
1 avocado, peeled, thinly sliced lengthwise



Lay the nori sheets out on a flat rolling surface. Spread the sushi rice evenly over the sheets and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the surface.  Place the crabmeat and mayonnaise in a small bowl and mix until it is well combined.  Spread the mixture evenly down the center of each nori roll, and top with avocado and cucumber slices. Roll the sushi into a log. Slice the log into 3/4 inch pieces and serve the meal as soon as possible.

From the Claims Cookbook by Carl Van and Laura Wimsatt

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