This weekend was:
— date night to a lovely French restaurant. We spent a small fortune on food, drinks, and a babysitter, but it was so nice and long overdue.
— a walk to the local market where we ate from food trucks and let the kids run around the grass and play in the fountains
— a double-nap Saturday (for me AND the kids)
— a trip to the gym after far too long
— taking the kids to the neighborhood pool, which was slightly nutty but fun anyway
— drinking homemade sangria on the patio while grilling dinner and kids happily playing
— taking a hot bath for the first time since we moved into this house (over 6 months ago!)
— finally catching up on Mount Laundry
— over way too quickly!
Here is the sangria recipe I’ve been using, adapted from here:
- 750ml (1 bottle) red wine. I’ve been using cabernet from a box.
- 0.5 cup Courvoisier cognac
- 1.5 cups orange juice
- 2 ounces orange liquer
- 1.5 cups Fresca
- 2 ounces vodka (if you’re feeling a little crazy)
- Plus whatever fruit you have on hand: berries, oranges, apples, etc.
Serve over ice and be careful because you get tipsy fast!