Super Easy Sangrias for a Crowd

As I said in my last post on Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies, we had friends over for Nacho Night last night. That definitely called for sangrias.

I looooove sangrias! So I whipped some up. Or maybe I should say: I bought some sangria and fruit and put them together. So here’s my “recipe” since my friends asked for it last night.

Super Easy Sangrias for a Crowd

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles of Sangria (I used the Sam’s Club Members Mark brand and it was pretty tasty)
  • 3 limes, sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 2 pears, sliced
  • Ginger ale (I used diet)

Instructions

  • Cut up all the fruit and evenly distribute into three pitchers or one large drink dispenser. Pour the sangria over the fruit.
  • Add enough ginger ale to fill the pitchers or if one big container about a half a bottle will do nicely.
  • Mix it up with a spoon that you can slightly muddle the fruit with.
  • Refrigerate all day or overnight, if possible.

There you have it. Now you can make your own Sangrias for a crowd. Make this your own by using whatever fruit you like (or have).

We enjoyed them as our children ran around like wild animals all night.

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Smile and the World Smiles with You

As I look at my children, I (almost) always smile. It’s not necessarily that they make me smile, although that’s true as well. 

 I smile because I want to see them smile. 

 Why do I want to see them smile? Subconsciously, because it makes me feel good (and because I know they’re happy, of course). I, in turn, smile back. And then they smile. You see the pattern here, right?  
Smile begets smile.  Sometimes smiles beget laughter and you know what they say about laughter. I think they say that laughter is the best medicine. There may be some truth to it. 
  Just imagine what kind of world we’d live in if we’d all smile at each other. How much better would our lives be if we just smiled like children do?

This deep, intellectual moment brought you thanks to a long day, smiling kid pictures, a hot bath, and a cool glass of wine. Cheers to smiling and a positive take on life!