Friday, February 1, 2013

Fixing Up Fridays

Slip into the weekend with 3 suggestions for some good food, a good book, and a good beverage.

The Food

After living for nearly a month in a gloomy gray bubble, I decided to add color to my life by starting with the food on my plate. What's great is I kept it simple. All I used was:

1) a bright green spinach mix bought from the store,
2) baked pink salmon (in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes covered in foil and flavored with lemon pepper seasoning), and
3) purple potatoes (boiled for 25 minutes, then skins removed). Pretty, Simple and Delish!

The Book

I in the midst of reading "Wishful Thinking" by Shel Delisle, an independent author. So far, so good! It's turning out to be a cute YA.

The Beverage

Treat yourself to this pick-me-up spritzer after a long week of hard work.

I first posted this recipe in an interview with the Cabin Goddess. As long as you don't take it too seriously, I give you permission to stray there... >>> Cabin Goddess Interview

Orangeberry Cut-Out-the-Slush Drink

This is a modified version of party slush drinks—the kind you find when you attend parties put on by hostesses who really love their guests and really love to entertain them and make them feel tippy-toe wonderful. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s cut down to preparation of a single serving at a time, so that you can make yourself feel tippy-toe wonderful whenever you feel like it. Just re-lid the juice cans, stick them in a plastic bag, and they’ll be ready for use whenever you need them! Promise! 

One hefty tumbler, crystal preferred
Ice, chunky or cubed
1 frozen can of orange-pineapple juice concentrate
1 frozen can of lemonade concentrate
12 oz bottle of 7-Up
1 orange, brightest one you can find, sliced thick
1 jar maraschino cherries (optional)

Put 1 teaspoon of the lemonade concentrate and 2 teaspoons of the orange-pineapple concentrate in the crystal glass. Fill the glass 1/3 of the way with 7-Up. Stir the concentrate to dissolve. (The 7-Up will fizz up when you stir, so don’t say I didn’t warn you about the 1/3 fill-level). Add lots of ice, because it’ll look prettier that way when you’re done. Add your cherries (as much as you prefer) and your orange slice, and give a commemorative nod to kissing your week goodbye! Then top off the glass with more 7-Up, and you are ready to take your drink wherever you would like! (Anything else you might want to add to this beverage is up to you.)

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