Recipe

Delicious Red Sangria Recipe

As promised, see below for my delicious red sangria recipe that I made this weekend.  I’ve tried several different recipes over the years, and this weekend I decided try my own recipe.  I always get nervous trying new recipes with a group of people, but how could you go wrong with sangria?

Delicious Red Sangria

3.0L Carlos Rossi Sangria

3/4 Cup of Passion Fruit Malibu Rum

1 Cup of Sprite/7-Up

1 Cup of Pineapple Juice

1 Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate Mix (+1 full canister of water from the OJ container)

2 1/2 cups of frozen Mixed Fruit (mine was: strawberries, mango, peaches & pineapple)

1 Orange Thinly Sliced

2 Limes Thinly Sliced

Mix it all together, and let it chill for a couple of hours before serving.  And enjoy!

I promise this sangria recipe will NOT disappoint you.  I’m actually drinking my last leftover glass as I type. Delish!

 

*As I mentioned in my previous post…I didn’t take ANY pictures this weekend, but I attached a picture that was pretty darn close to what mine looked like.

Housewarming Party!

We had a great night celebrating our new home with family & friends last night.  I’m sad to admit that I didn’t take a single picture!  For those of you that know me this is a big deal…I’m in love with photography, and I’m so bummed I didn’t take any pictures to capture the event!

We had great food & played plenty of volleyball & corn hole.

MENU:

Delicious Red Sangria [I pretty much made up the recipe…I have some left over in the fridge so maybe I’ll do a second post later to share the recipe!]

Angus Hamburgers & Brats

Roasted Veggies [see pin below]

Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad

Delicious Brownies baked by my sister

Yummy Peach Cobbler courteous of my sweet friend, Erin

And the yummy Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls [also from pintrest]

Source: blog.babygizmo.com via Kat on Pinterest

We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends to come celebrate our new home with us. Though quite a few people had other commitments and couldn’t make it, we are looking forward to having many more parties at our home! We definitely see parties in the horizon for Rangers and Cowboys games! Not to mention a Christmas party! Looking forward to continuing to share the yummy recipes I try!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza!

Last night the hubs and I took the opportunity to explore a new recipe that my sweet friend Laura K recommended after she knew how much I loved cauliflower.  Thanks for the recipe, Lauren.  This is now a staple in our household!

You can find the recipe here – Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Step One: Rice a head of cauliflower in a food processor. Mix in 1/4 cup of water. Then cook in the microwave for 6-8 minutes.  *Disclaimer – make sure not to use too much water.  You may think it’s too dry, but don’t overwater it otherwise your crust will turn out mushy!

Step Two: Then mix in a medium size bowl with mozzarella and 1 egg.  After you mix well, form a 9″ circle on a greased pizza pan.  Bake the crust in the oven at 450* for 15 minutes or until the center is well cooked!

Step 3: Now it’s time for toppings!  I picked some fresh basil from our new basil plant in the backyard.  I love having basil under all the other toppings.  It adds wonderful flavor to the sauce and just tastes delish!

Don’t forget about the cheese.  The hubs favorite trick: add cheese, then toppings and then MORE cheese.  This helps everything stay in place while you are eating.  Great tip!  My favorite toppings of the night: pepperoni, bell peppers, basil and cheese!

Step 4: Now it’s time to pop this bad boy in the oven.  Turn on the broiler and cook it on high for 3-4 minutes.  NOTE: when broiling…make sure to keep a close eye on your pizza so you don’t burn the top!

Cauliflower Pizza Recipe

Finally, the time came after much preparation.  Bon appétit!

If you try it let me know what you think.  I paired it with a delicious salade of wild greens, dried cranberries, pepitas, croutons, tomatoes, extra bell peppers, mushroom and topped with an Asian sesame dressing.

Well, tonight is a night of celebration.  I’m getting together with my old graduate class cohort for Indian food.  We figured it’s an essential since we all lived in India together for 6 weeks!

Thanks for reading!

– Kat