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Cider Martini

Cider Martini
On our recent apple picking outing we got some cider. I just love cider this time of year, it’s great hot or cold. The boys enjoy it with some seltzer mixed in. The grow ups, however, get to play around a little more!

Over the weekend the weather was gorgeous Sunday so we had cocktails on the porch. I tinkered around with a couple cider drinks, and while they were good it wasn’t exactly what I wanted.
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Banana Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Banana Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m thrilled that autumn is right around the corner. It’s next week you know. Sean’s birthday is actually on the autumnal equinox.

In our neck of the woods it cooled off a little recently. This has me very excited. It’s been hot for so long. Cooler temps are a welcome change. We recently had two evenings of an overnight low of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Sean asked if we could have a fire after walking home from the bus stop in the morning. Yes, I have some Southern wimps!!

We were also able to finally eat outside again. Most people enjoy meals outdoors all summer long. Here in the South we stay in the air conditioning and wait for September to roll around to eat out again. We had a wonderful meal of rogan josh with homemade naan to celebrate Josh’s birthday. The boys actually came inside to put long sleeves on before we cut the cheesecake. Like I said, weather wimps!
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Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon Mojito
This summer we have been eating quite a bit of watermelon. It is the perfect summer food, eat it really cold and the juices are simply refreshing. We’ve had a very hot summer so you can imagine how often we eat watermelon! So why not make some watermelon juice and have a little fun with it!

We grow watermelons in our garden, but so far this summer all our watermelons have been store bought. Our own melons will be ready soon and the boys are VERY ANXIOUS to try them! We’ve had good luck though and all but one of our bought watermelons has been juicy and delicious. Continue reading

Strawberry Basil Lemon Cocktail

Strawberry Basil Lemon Cocktail

Today is Feeding My 3 Sons two year blogiversary. What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing warm weather drink, with a kick of course?!

Strawberry season is coming to an end in our neck of the woods and I choose to enjoy the bitter end with a drink. Of course I can still enjoy this cocktail with my stash of strawberries that we picked in the freezer! What better pairing than basil, remember I have lots of it in the garden. Mint crossed my mind too, but what the heck, basil it is. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll have this drink again with mint or mint AND basil!

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RumChata Tea

RumChata Tea
I had every intention of posting some delicious recipes this week, especially some vegetables given our chocolate indulgences last week. Then this bloody cold weather came. Priorities shifted and now keeping warm is more important!

This beverage is so simple it really doesn’t require a recipe, but I thought I would share it with ya’ll anyway. I have been a tea drinker my entire life, raised by a mother who served us tea with cream and sugar. Feel sick, hot tea and cinnamon toast it is. The winter means even more hot tea.

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Blackberry Cocktail

Blackberry Cocktail
For the past two Sundays we have been blackberry picking. Last weekend I took the boys out early Father’s Day morning and we had great success. I had my eye on some wild blackberry bushes that we always drove by on the way to preschool. I decided early Sunday morning was the best time to pick since these bushes are on a somewhat busy road with several manufacturing facilities, which means work traffic coming and going. Continue reading