Drink”E” Poo’s

Berries and More Berries for #SundaySupper

SundaySupperOne of the best parts of Summer to me is the fresh fruits and vegetables. Madison and I had so much fun hitting the Farm stands every week, she would help me put everything into the bags (sometimes a little too much) and of course their is blueberry and strawberry picking each year too! Nothing like being outdoors in the beautiful weather picking something you can go home and bake or cook with! This weeks theme is all about the Berries!! This group has got some creative dishes, condiments and drinks for you all!! I swore last week was going to be the last week I took part in #SundaySupper for awhile so I can spend some time getting ready for my son, however it’s Berries people!!! This event is being hosted by one of the lovely ladies that I’ve looked up to since I began blogging. I also Featured her last Summer too!!! Nicole over at Daily Dishes you are a true inspiration to the blogging world, thank you for hosting another fabulous event for us! Now let’s talk Berries!

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I chose a Berry Berry Smoothie for a few reasons, one it’s easy, I’m not going to lie I took the easy route out to be a part of this awesome theme, however I didn’t skimp. Before I got pregnant  last fall I was on a health kick and started back at the gym and eating healthy again, yes I’ve done this 3 times in my life and two out of three I’ve gotten pregnant shortly their after…hmmmm……Well I was addicted to these protein shakes. I was destined to find a shake that was yummy, healthy and filling. So when the Berry theme came up and I realized it was going to be 90 degrees out I decided to make it fun for my daughter and have a fun “shake” while playing outside!! It was so hot we needed the break and came inside to enjoy them!  You can feel free to leave out the  protein powder if you’d like, I like it after a workout, but I decided it wouldn’t hurt us this time either!!

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I can’t believe my daughter loved it!! I sucked mine down in a matter of 5 minutes, we picked the perfect day to have these shakes. I used the magic bullet to make mine, it’s a mini blender that really grinds things, I used this to make my own homemade baby food when my daughter was young so I knew this would make awesome smoothies! It also comes with the individual serving cups and a mini one which was perfect for her! Look at that face!

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You can change them up by adding the fruits you enjoy, or ice even, I’m not a big on ice in my shakes, I’d rather it be thick with milk or ice cream vs. chunky with ice. I kept it healthy by using Frozen Yogurt, Reduced fat milk, and Greek yogurt! Change it up by using different flavors of ice cream or yogurt if you’d like!

 

Berry Berry Smoothie

Yield: 1 Large Shake

Berry Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. of non-fat strawberry Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp of strawberry frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of reduced fat milk
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  1. Add the contents to a blender (or magic bullet) blend until you get to the consistency that you desire.
  2. Add more fruit or milk if needed.
  3. Serve with a toothpick of your favorite fruits.
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Doesn’t this sweet little face handing you a fresh blueberry just want to make you try it!!?? :)

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 Lets check out what else the #SundaySupper crew has brought to the table to enjoy these freshly grown berries this season!!

Breakfast & Brunch

Sweet & Savory Berry Recipes

Jams, Jelly, Sauces & More

Desserts

Cocktails, Drinks & Smoothies

Party Planning

Check back on Sunday for all of wonderful Summer Berries recipes! We’d love if you joined our #SundaySupper chat on Twitter too: we’ll tweet throughout the day and share all of our recipes. Then at 7:00pm EST we’ll start our weekly chat. Please jump in anytime and join us! To join in, just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets. You can also check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and photos.

Raspberry Hot Chocolate for a #SundaySupper Holiday Party

It’s that time of year when everyone gets together to see their loved ones for the holidays. Or even those fantastic work holiday parties that your company may hold, believe it or not I miss going to a company holiday party! Well why not host your own holiday gathering! Connie from The Foodie Army Wife is hosting this fabulous party and the #SundaySupper group has gotten together to provide you with some amazing appetizer and drink recipes for your next party!!

I decided to make a drink, as I was searching for what to make, I drooled over the holiday alcoholic ones, I then thought  maybe I’m better off making an appetizer because I can’t have alcohol this holiday season because of my little bambino, but there is always next year! Then I came across this awesome recipe for Raspberry Hot Cocoa, I knew this would be something my husband and I would enjoy some cold wintry night!

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Raspberry Hot Cocoa

  • Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Recipe From: Taste of Home

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate curls

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Directions:

  • In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil).
  • Place the raspberries, chocolate and sugar in a blender; cover. While processing, gradually add hot milk in a steady stream. Strain; discard seeds. Serve in mugs; top with whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts:

1 cup (calculated without toppings) equals 325 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.

 Now lets go check out what everyone else has made for this wonderful party we are holding!

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvres

Our normal 7PM tweet chat has been canceled for this evening. I’d like to use this moment to say a special prayer for the victims of such a horrific tragedy that took place in CT on Friday, December 14th. A special thank you to the hero’s who risked their lives for those innocent children. I bow my head for those missing at their own Sunday Supper Dinner Table

We’d also love to feature your recipe for holiday parties on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.

Watermelon Martini

Of course this Momma is going to be leaving you with one more Summer (or as I say Summa) time drink”e”poo!!! I made these one night for my girlfriend and I……let’s just say we only had one ;)

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What you’ll need:

1/4th of a watermelon (I bough a half of a half)
4 oz of Citrus Vokda (any kind would really work)
2 tbsp of simple suger
Juice of one lime.

What to do:

I ran the watermelon through my small food processor then I added all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice, stirred and poured! That’s about it! Garnish with a small piece of watermelon if you choose!

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End of Summer Sangria

I got this recipe from a friend of mine. We were going to their house for a little cookout one week night and she asked if I wanted to try a Sangria that was currently being served in the restaurant she works at. Heck, who am I to say no!! Wine, Juice, Ice on a hot night, Uhm Ya!! As Madison says “Peeeease!” So she did her

Now let me explain how this is made, my friend was a bartender so she knows how to make a drink. When a recipe calls for a “count” it means you pour according to the number. For example if it calls for a “Two Count” it means you pour and count to two then stop. Easy enough right. Ok then without further delay, here it is!

Ingredients:

4 count of Sutter Home Sweet Red Wine (Or any kind of Sweet Red Wine)
2 count of Peachtree liquor
1 count of Triple Sec
2 count of Pineapple Juice
1 count of Cranberry Juice
1 count of Orange Juice
1 count of Sprite

What to do:

Mix it all up, shake and pour!! Easy as that, you won’t be disappointed even when if you do more of one thing and less of another, OMG she served these in large Mason Jar. It went down like juice! Most of it is the red wine so don’t drink too fast friends!!

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Enjoy the rest of the summer!! You will if you try this!!

Strawberry Beer Cocktail

I know what your thinking……..Weird…….how can you combine liquor and beer?? Well guess what you can! And I did! And I loved it! This recipe is adapted from A Taste of Home, I changed it a bit because I couldn’t find the fruit or the juice they recommended.

What you need:

4 cans of light beer
1 cup of vodka
1 can of frozen pink lemonade (I think regular lemonade would be great too)
Handful of strawberries
1 lemon

What to do:

You really can use any light beer, I used Bud Light because, well it’s my hubby’s beer, I think it’s best to be drank all in one night, often a Sangria is better the next day, but the carbonation of the beer really offsets the sourness of the juice so I found it VERY refreshing the  night I made it!! :)

Combine all ingredients. Serve with fresh fruit!

Hypnotic Raspberry Lemonade

YES their is alcohol in here folks……….the best alcohol you will ever have! Adapted from T-Bones.

Ahhhh yes my healthified version of the Rasberry Lemonade drink that I sucked down in literally 5 min. oops did I say that?? Whoopsy!! Hey I said I was kiddo free would you expect anything less!

I lightened it up, unfortunatley it’s not as good when you do that but the restaurants recipe is as follows:

Hypnotiq Raspberry Lemonade- A mix of Hypnotiq, Raspberry Smirnoff and lemonade…..don’t forget the rocks!

My version is pretty simple:

Hypnotiq Rasberry Lemonade – A mix of Hypnotiq, Raspberry Smirnoff and Zero Vitamin Lemonade Water…..on the rocks!

Momma’s Sangria

I wanted to make a Sangria one night while we were on vacation but didn’t really want to follow a recipe, I wanted to go with what I had in my mind and just play with it until I got the taste I liked, I’m so glad I did because it was SOOO good. I happened to visit the vineyard where my husband and I got married 3 years ago, they have a lot of flavored wine their. I’m not sure if other wines come in flavors like these but the next time I made this I’m simply going to use a bottle of white Zin with some pineapple juice and a bottle of chardonnay with a little cranberry juice, use your judgement, taste it………make it yours!

What you need:

1 Orange, sliced
1 Green apple, sliced
1 Lime, sliced
1 750 ml bottle of pineapple wine (if you can’t find this flavor try a white zin with some pineapple juice)
1 750 ml bottle of cranberry wine (if you can’t find this flavor try a chardonnay with some cranberry juice)
1 liter of Diet Rasberry Soda Water
1 liter of Sprite zero

What to do:

Poor the wine, soda water, sprite (and juice if adding) into a pitcher. Drop in sliced fruit (I added some ice) and sipped on it and add sprite, soda water or other to get it to the taste you like. I refrigerated it for 6 hours :)

Awesome refreshing drink on a hot summer night.

I also drank some two days later too :)

Irish Cocktails

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Emerald Isle

Ingredients:

1 oz gin
1 tsp green crème de menthe
2 dashes bitters

Preparation:

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shakerfilled with ice cubes.

Shake well.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Irish Blonde

Ingredients:

2 oz. Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
3/4 oz. orange curacao
1/4 oz. Fino sherry
1 dash of orange bitters

Add first four ingredients to a mixing glass.

Add ice to mixing glass. Stir to chill and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with a flamed orange peel expressed over the cocktail.

Irish Eyes

Ingredients:

1 oz Irish whiskey
1/4 oz green crème de menthe
2 oz cream
maraschino cherry for garnish

Preparation:

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shakerwith ice cubes.

Shake well.

Strain into an old-fashioned glass.

Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Irish Gold

Ingredients:

2 parts Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
2 parts Ginger ale
1/2 part peach schnapps
splash of orange juice
lime wheel for garnish

Preparation:

Build the whiskey, schnapps and juice in a Collins glassfilled with ice.

Top with ginger ale.

Garnish with a lime wheel.

Irish Whip

Ingredients:

1 oz vodka
1 oz Pernod
1 oz Cuban rum
1 oz crème de menthe
1 part 7-Up
1 part orange juice

Preparation:

Pour the vodka, Pernod, rum and crème de menthe into a pint glass with ice cubes.

Fill with equal parts of 7-up and orange juice.

Stir well.

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