Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Librarian and Winter Sangria

One of the things we try to do as a family is sit down and eat dinner together every night. As crazy and hectic as our lives get it is at least thirty minutes out of our day when we are all together. My favorite part of the meal is our family dinner conversations.

Tonight, in our attempt to be healthier I made fish for dinner. No one really likes fish {except me}.

The Short Chic: Dad, do we like fish?

Me: If you are gonna be a pro-fisherman when you get big, you are gonna have to like eating fish.

The Husband: crinkles up his nose and shakes his head yes. {That is probably as much support as he can muster when we are having fish for dinner.}

The Short Chic: Well, I am going to be a librarian when I get big.

The Short Chic: Or work at McDonald's.

The Boy: McDonald's serves fish sandwiches.

The Short Chic: Yep, I am going to be a librarian.

According to The Short Chic, this is what a librarian looks like. She highly recommends Pinkalicious books!

While The Short Chic was playing practicing to be a librarian, I was making my favorite Sangria. I am hosting one of those at home parties tomorrow night and I am trying to get as much prep work done ahead of time as I can.

I found this Sangria recipe on Pinterest, it comes from a blogger named. Deep South Dish. I have made it once before and it was so good. I am looking forward to a glass or two tomorrow.

Winter Sangria by Deep South Dish
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 4 cups of cranberry juice
  • 2 cups of POM pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1 apple, peel on, cored, quartered and sliced thin
  • 1 orange, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, halved and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • Sparkling Water
Combine all of the ingredients in an extra large storage container. You can adjust the flavors to your liking. Make this the  night before you plan to serve it as the flavors will come together. Before serving, stir and transfer to pitcher. Use a pair of tongs to remove some of the fruit for each glass. Top each glass off with a splash of the sparkling water. Stir.

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