I have been working so hard on projects lately and realized that I am failing to share all of these exciting challenges with you. I am trying to exercise the right side of my brain and pull out the artistic side of me–but it is a difficult transition. I am a list-making, routine driven person. When I begin working on these artistic projects, I totally lose myself in the work and honestly lose track of time and the world around me. I am sitting here in a house that could use some cleaning and it’s totally haunting me….but some things have to give in order to live out my dreams. My full-time career as a Realtor is keeping me so busy so I have just had to make the sacrifice of not cleaning my house and not cooking for the last few months. My family hasn’t really complained. It’s making me paranoid about my cooking abilities…
Just to share what’s been going on…I am working on several room updates and have taken on multiple projects for each room. I have had a Christmas tree sitting in my upstairs den for a month. This tree will eventually be decorated for Halloween/Christmas with Harry Potter ornaments. For now, it’s just there. I have began making floral designs and wreaths to sell at a local shop. I am enjoying this new adventure. I am totally failing as a blogger to document all of the crafts and projects I have been working on and I will try very hard to improve. I want to share my adventures with you but am just totally all over the place.
Here in Georgia, we’re still over 90 degrees at it’s October 1st. We just can’t get this Fall thing a-goin’ round here. My son, Dylan, came over a few Saturdays ago with a long sleeved shirt on. He said he was trying to get into the Fall spirit. I think it was difficult for him since he was pouring sweat. I want to wear those cute Fall clothes, eat soup and jump in leaf piles but it’s just not happening here.
For now, I have created this Fall-flavored apple punch that brings the flavors of the season but is cool and refreshing. We just haven’t gotten to the bon fires and hot apple cider yet so this will have to do.
I began by pulling together apple juice, pineapple juice, ginger beer (non-alcoholic), ginger ale and fruit.
I poured one bottle of non-alcoholic ginger beer (chilled) into a large container.
I then measured two cups of pineapple juice and poured it into the jar followed by eight cups of apple juice. Do you see my pineapple ice in the photo below? I froze some pineapple juice in small ice cube trays before making the punch and then slipped two cubes into the cups when I served them. (yum!)
I finished the mix by pouring in ginger ale. I didn’t measure it out but added about four cups and then stirred it all together.
Like my bamboo straws? They are so cool. My daughter, Mary, tries very hard to not use plastic straws. These bamboo straws that we got from Grove Collaborative are really awesome!
I topped this sweet and sparkly drink off with freshly cut apple, orange and lime slices. It really was delicious. I tested this drink by refrigerating it for a few days and then tasting it again. It was even better after the fruit sat in it.
Below is a recap of the recipe…
Mix the following ingredients together and refrigerate:
1 botttle of Ginger Beer
2 Cups Pineapple Juice
8 Cups Apple Juice
4+/- Cups Ginger Ale
Fresh fruit slices for garnish (apple, orange & lime)
Thank you again for stopping by Mulch & Paint! Until next time…
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