08 July 2013

fourth of july treats

08 July 2013
i'm back from a mini-vacation up in door county with j's family. it was so nice to be on the lake, beautiful weather, and i even got in two technology-free days, which was so refreshing. james and i periodically go full days without our phones, computers, TVs, etc., a new habit borne out of my intentions for 2013. you quickly realize how much you can get done without all the distractions: i read 100+ pages of my book, got major quality time in with j's family, and appreciated the beautiful lake view when there was a lull in conversation instead of checking my email/twitter/instagram/etc.

for our big family dinner, i wanted to bring something that would transport easily from chicago and that would be festive. i picked up supplies to make white wine sangria (recipe below!), strawberry and blueberry skewers, and made rice krispie treats topped with red, white, and blue sprinkles. easy peasy and they were a big hit. 

photography by james roy 

white wine sangria

• 1 bottle pinot grigio
• 12 oz. seltzer water
• 3 tbsp. splenda
• 2 peaches, sliced
• 1 kiwi, sliced
• 1 lemon, sliced
• 1 lime, sliced
• handful of blueberries
• handful of raspberries

1. in a large pitcher, combine wine and splenda. stir until splenda is dissolved.

2. add sliced peaches, kiwi, lemon, and lime. stir, cover, and place in refrigerator for 1-4 hours. 

3. before serving, add selzter to pitcher and mix well. to serve, fill glass with ice cubes, pour, add in a few pieces of soaked fruit, and top with a couple of raspberries and blueberries. enjoy!

adapted from this recipe


Susan Hager said...

That sangria looks delicious! Glad you had a great weekend Ashley!

Short and Sweet Blog said...

Its so nice to simply check out every once in a while! Those treats look scrumptious.

Rachel said...

I love white wine sangria- this one looks so good!

Alyssa said...

All this fresh fruit looks SO yummy–and white sangria is a favorite summer drink of mine!

Meghan said...

Everything looks so yummy , I am Portuguese and I've never actually tried white wine sangria we usually make it with red wine but I will totally try this .

Alison said...

Everything looks so delicious and yummy! Glad you had a great 4th!

Joelle Duff said...

I used to go to Door County as a kid for family reunions :) Always so fun! And these treats look like the perfect summer snack, especially that sangria. Thanks for the recipe! xoxo

taylor said...

looks like a great 4th!! love the skewers and rice krispy treats!


Elizabeth // The Now said...

I want to eat those Rice Crispy Treats immediately! Delish. You had a much more productive 4th than I did!! xoxo

Lena said...

What a dreamy weekend!

CharminglyStyled said...

That sangria looks amazing! I am always looking for yummy summer inspired drinks, so Ill have to give it a try :)

Jen said...

All that fruit looks delicious and I can't wait to try your white wine sangria recipe! Thanks for sharing!

xo jen
Pearls & Lace

Jessica Marquez said...

Yum! These all look & sound delish!

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