I'm working hard to downsize our liquor supply. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. (Why, you may ask, must I do such a thing? The main targets are a few of the duplicate bottles we happen to have, gifted to us, or accidentally purchased. I have two bottles of Jaegermeister, enough to last several lifetimes. I'll happily give one away as I do not see me using it in any way, shape, or form. Any takers?)
One very large bottle of Kahlua is almost empty, and it is the main focus of my energies since I have a smaller bottle almost full, and since tall bottles do not fit well in the cabinet we use for liquor storage. I can fit some tall bottles in the front, but the rest need to clear the shelf and tuck underneath. I try to save the tall storage space for things like vodka or rum which are used frequently.
The Kahlua bottle has recipes on the back for White Russians and Mudslides. I tried a White Russian, and it was ok. I really wanted to try a Mudslide, but you need Irish Cream for it, and we had none. So I bought Irish Cream (in a short bottle) to help use up the large bottle of Kahlua. Does that make any sense? No, I didn't think so. I did like the Mudslide, though. And it's always nice to have Irish Cream on hand.
Then I found this recipe: Aunt Eileen's Kahlua Dessert. It uses a whole cup of Kahlua. I think I need to have a party just so I can make this dessert.
I'm also wondering if this recipe for meatballs, which uses Guinness, wouldn't also taste good with Kahlua. Any thoughts?
Here's another potentially good recipe: Easy Sweet Potatoes with Kahlua. And sweet potatoes are healthy, too. Really, how could I not try that?
After the Kahlua is gone, I've got a bit of tequila to finish off. I have been negligent in making margaritas this summer. Bill is off next week, so that seems like the perfect time to chill out.