I remember when I was in sixth grade (the oldest grade in my elementary school), I was sure we wouldn't have to dress up for Halloween anymore. Don't get me wrong--I always dressed up with everyone else, but it was merely out of peer pressure and license to eat too much candy. I wasn't going to be the only other kids, besides Terri the Jehovah's Witness, not partying with everyone. But I had been waiting to be old enough to end the charade, and I thought, surely as the Big Kids in the school, we were far too mature for such crap. I was wrong. I half-heartedly dressed, once again, as a princess that year, but I was pissed about it.
Now I am 37 and most of my friends still like dressing up like weirdos. I don't get it, but at least they drink instead of eating Milk Duds. Those things suck. Here's one for you, Halloween fans!
Dia de los Muertos Strawberry Margaritas
3 1/2 cups strawberries, washed and hulled
2 1/2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup tequila
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons triple sec
lime wedges or garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients except lime wedges in a blender and process until mixture is smooth. Pour into glass and garnish each with a lime wedge if desired.
Eat some guacamole with these, OK?