Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer Cooking

Today for the North East Bloggers August Challenge, the theme is "Summer Cooking."  To me, in the summer, both food and drink are what comprise "summer cooking," so I thought I would share one of each with you:

The Food:

My absolute favorite thing to make in the summer is a Strawberry Pretzel Salad.  You can find the recipe here.  

Last night, I went to an end-of-summer camp staff party.  We had a great barbecue, tons of dessert, and lots of laughs.  Of course, I brought the Pretzel Salad and it was a huge hit!

All of the amazing food /// the ladies of summer camp

The Drink:

When I went up to Boston a few weeks ago, my amazing college roommate [who I just found out reads my blog - hey, girl!!] gave me the best souvenir ever from her recent trip to Texas.  

A McAlister's Deli reusable cup!!!

When we were in college, our little college golf team [from Massachusetts] played in the Big South Conference.  Every year, we traveled to South Carolina to play against all the other schools in the conference [that were all from North and South Carolina - do the geography on that one!], and there was a McAlister's right in front of our hotel.  We went there for almost every meal, and I fell in love with Sweet Tea [and The South].  
 Me and roomie on top and our whole team [with Big South proof in the background] on the bottom

Well, I thought it would be fun to make my own version of alcoholic sweet tea as my first drink in the cup. 

Here's the recipe:
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons Sweet Tea Vodka
- 2 tablespoons dry Lipton iced tea mix
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix, add a big scoop of ice, and enjoy!

It was delicious! Thanks, roomie!

North East Bloggers


Jen said...

FireFly is soooo good! I love it.

Kaeley said...

Yum. I went to a wedding reception last weekend and they had a strawberry pretzel salad like this. It was so yummy!

Kelly said...

Loveeee that cup and mcalisters!

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