White Sangria

This past weekend, I hosted my sister’s bridal shower and needed a fun drink for the ladies so chose to make a batch of White Sangria.  It was super tasty so wanted to share the recipe with you all!

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What you will Need:

  • White Grape Juice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh Basil
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • White Wine (optional)

 What to Do:

Use ice cube trays to freeze water and blueberries.  This is not only pretty but functional.  Then combine all other ingredients and let sit for about 20 minutes. Add blueberry ice cubes and you are all set.  The grape juice and sparkling water should be equal parts.  Add as much or as little fruit as preferred.  The longer the fruit sits, the sweeter the sangria becomes!  If you want to take it up another notch add white wine!!

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Drink StandDrink Dispenser

The best part is you can make a batch for a group or a single glass for wine thirty any night!

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Strawberry Scones

As always, I am always on the hunt for new brunch reciepes. Que Pintrest!  This takes about 40 minutes total time, so great for weekend guests.

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Flatware // Indigo Dyed Napkins old (similar here)

What you will Need:

1 cup Flour

1/8 cup Sugar

1& 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 Stick of Butter

1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Egg

2 cups Strawberries

Directions:

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda & salt in mixing bowl.  Cut butter into 5 equal parts.

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Mixing Bowl

Add butter and dry mixture to stand mixing bowl.  Beat on high until finely grated.  Add the heavy whipping cream and mix on high for 2 minutes or until dough clumps and thickens.  Remove dough onto floured surface and roll into a ball.  Pat dough down to a 1 inch thick cylinder and cut into 4 equal pieces.

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Place on to paper lined baking sheet spread & 2 inches apart. In a separate bowl, beat egg and brush the tops & sides of the scones.  Sprinkle with sugar on the top.  Bake on 425 degrees for 14-15 minutes.  While in the oven, cut strawberries for topping.

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Colander // Farm Sink

Let scones cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with strawberries, whipped cream & serve!

Grocery Time Pt 1

I thought I’d walk thru a typical grocery list for the Holt household.  Every Sunday I make 2 trips, 1 to Wholefoods and 1 to Target.  Both are about 2 miles from our home, so I can typically knock it out in less then 2 hours total time.  Today, I am walking thru our Whooefoods trip.

Veggies

 

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This is a bulk of my cart.  I buy ALL our veggies here, which can get pricey, but is important to me.  Our list includes:

– Cucumber

– Green Beans

– Potatos

– Rosemary

-Pepper (whatever are fresh)

– Onions (chopped because I am lazy)

– Ginger

– Garlic

– Lettuce

-Spinich

– Assorted Kale leaves

– Celery, broccoli and carrots not pictured ( I had some left over from prior meals)

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Fruits

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Seriously my favorite part of grocery shopping….is smoothie-o-Holic a thing? It may be, and I suffer from it.  Anyways, fruit list…

-Strawberries

– Blueberries

– Razberries

– Bananas

– Apples

– Pineapple (again, the lazy in me wins)

– Lemons

– Pears

– Grapes

– Oranges (not pictured, I had these from prior meals)

Carbs

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AKA the danger zone! I must do a product plug here, confession – I bought the boom chica popcorn because in like the bag originally, but boy do I LOVE it!!!

On this list:

-Pizza (best back up plan)

– Crackers

– Chips

– Popcorn

– Beans

– Hummus

Other

 

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This is everything else.  It includes:

– Chicken

– Fish

– Milk

– Yogurt

– Cheese

– Coconut water

– Soy milk (vanilla and not pictured as I already had this from prior meals)

– Fresh Juice

 

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I change up the juice types weekly, and it does get pricey. We really try to juice our own, but I always end up appreciating the back up plan.  I HIGHLY recommend these.

 

I will detail my target list followed by meal planning and budgeting in the near future. Stayed tuned for part 2!

 

Flea Market Finds

Overall, this weekend was CRAZY crowded at Canton.  I really wasn’t able to score any big finds, but did pull in some smaller treasures as well as really having fun with my mom.  The older I get the more and more I really enjoy her.  First, we found this local farmer who sold home grown herbs and….wait for it…infused honey.  You know how I love me some honey.  But infused? I was I heaven.  He also sells online, you can see the link to his products on the labels below.

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I also picked up this little cutie, not vintage, not handmade, but totally unique,  I love the colors and this spoke to my insane globe obsession.

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Finally, I did have one vintage find.  I found one item on my list…a diamond cut glass pitcher.  And…at $3 I had to do a mini happy dance.

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And for giggles, my mom is on a whole other level.  She picked up this antique cradle for $99.  Can we say baby happy?  She puts me to complete shame.  Poor Mr. Holt, sometimes we are too much for him.

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Brunch with the Holts

So we love Bread Winners.  There brunch is the BEST in north Dallas, however, every week can get pricy for young families.  But I am completely impressed and obsessed with their San Antonio scramble.  So this Sunday we did brunch Bread Winners style and 100% organic.  Still not healthy, but better then going out I’m sure.  We made scrambles with egg, onions, peppers, black beans and salsa topped with cheese.  In addition to breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit.  And you cannot do brunch without fresh orange juice ( trying to stay away from alcohol, but could easily have been a mimosa 😉 ) .  I am wanting to do brunch every Sunday, any recipes or ideas would be welcomed.

Clean Eating: Chocolate Mint

Okay, it is seriously not as good as processed yummy chocolate, but it is pretty good.  You will need:

  • 4 kale leaves
  • 4 mint stalks
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • handful of ice
  • 2 cups coconut water

 

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Juice kale and mint, then add juice and remaining ingredients to the blender. Tah Duh!!!