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Monday, July 30, 2012

I Need a Drink: Refreshing Summertime Concoctions: Healthy Eating

Hibiscus Cooler

I don't know about you but I need a drink. My kid's summer schedule was a little more hectic than I planned on it being. It has been hard to find time to write between shuttling kids here and there.

This week my daughter is in a horse back riding camp and my son is up in the Adirondacks for Boy Scout camp. A chance to relax...  I will be going to BlogHer at the end of the week - very exciting. I can't wait to learn more ways to improve this blog. 

Well, if you get a chance kick off your shoes and put your feet up on your porch or deck, and try one of the refreshing drinks people have shared with us on Foodie Friday. If you search my Foodie Friday archive you will find even more intoxicating concoctions.

 Cheers,
 Diane

Lavender Lemonade 

White Wine Sangria with a little Vaca

Thyme and Lime Lemonade

Middle Eastern Lemonade

WEEKLY MENU PLAN: 

Sunday: Mini Man Burgers, pickles and cole slaw

Meatless Monday: Zucchini Quiche with a Tomato Red Onion Salad


Wednesday: Eggplant Parmesan with Crusty Rolls

Thursday: Garden Stuffed Yellow Squash with Quinoa

Friday: Seafood Pesto Lasagna with Garden Salad

Saturday: Wedding Anniversary Dinner Out


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12 comments:

  1. Your pretty drinks look so refreshing! ANd I could use one right now!
    I must try that seafood pesto lasagna! Wow, does that sound fabulous!
    Please join me for my weekly linky party ON THE MENU MONDAY with any recipes or menus! It is a linky for foodies at heart... going on now!

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    1. OK, you got me thinking I forgot to link up, so I went to your site and I did put my zucchini dish. You have a great party and I must complement you on having the prettiest website too.
      Yes, the seafood lasagna is delicious.

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  2. Thirst quenchers is just what we need! It has been so hot this summer in the Philadelphia area with temperatures soaring into the low 100's. A nice cold drink is a most welcome sight and your selections look fabulous! Thanks for including my Middle Eastern Lemonade in the roundup!

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    1. You are very welcome. I meant to let everyone know their posts were mentioned. I need to get to the one grocery store that is good with ethic foods to get the orange blossom water. Can't wait to try it.

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  3. Your menu looks lovely, as do all of the wonderful refreshing drinks. I'd love to try them all!

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    1. Thank you so much, you have some wonderful meals on your menu plan this week.

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  4. Lavender lemonade looks absolutely wonderful right now. Stay cool. Visiting from Menu Plan Monday.

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    1. Yes it does and sometimes a tiny drop of vodka in it is wonderful too.

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  5. Thanks so much Diane for featuring my Sangria and I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. ALL of these look perfect for this hot weather! That thyme lemonade might be a good use for some of my lemon thyme. And the lavender lemonade is a must! Thanks for all of the these links!

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    1. You are very welcome. Sorry to hear you are still really hot. It has cooled down in NY.

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  7. They all look very refreshing. Hope you are having a wonderful time at Blog Her!

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