DIY margaritas

We wanted to make our own margaritas this evening, so I called our son who is a professional bartender. Here is the recipe he shared with us:

  • 1 1/2 shots Blanco 1800 tequila
  • 1/2 shot orange Triple Sec
  • pour in margarita mix, stir
  • add ice
  • finish with a splash of orange juice

And yes this recipe was very tasty! We thought it was as good as some we’ve had in bars and restaurants.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Philly steak

It has been over a year since we were able to see Maj’s sister. That changed when we met for lunch at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Noblesville, Indiana. Noblesville is northeast of Indianapolis but is really part of the Indy Metro area. BJ’s is part of a national chain.

We had a wonderful time “catching up” on the news from my sister’s family and we shared our family news too. It’s amazing how much has occurred in the past year and a half in our families.





The restaurant is spacious, and when seated we noticed extra partitions between booths. The food and service was excellent. The menu featured tons of options, and many different beers. We ordered something we had never seen before: a flight of margaritas! Served like a flight of beers, it had four different margarita samples.  We agreed the strawberry sample was our favorite.

The flight of margaritas

The food and service were both excellent. The portions were very generous, and all three of us enjoyed our meals. The most enjoyment of this luncheon came from our being together again. Now that things are at least somewhat back to near normal, we hope to get together each month.