This hasn’t been a typical week for us and we’ve eaten off our usual track. Last night we decided on a picnic in front of the T.V. Being empty nesters who moved away from their nest to get to an empty one, no relationship was harmed by eating in front of the T.V. Dear and I have plenty face to face meals with lots of meaningful conversations!
We had hard cheese, soft cheese, smoked cheese. My favorite was the Stilton with apricots. A fresh small loaf of bread and crackers. Genoa Salami, avocado, grapes and peaches. To drink I made a White Sangria. Here’s the recipe.
3-1/2 cups dry white wine (your typical bottle is just enough)
1/2 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
1/4 cup sugar
1 10-oz. club soda
Combine first 3 ingredients and stir till sugar is dissolved. If you are going to serve it right away add the club soda now and the sliced citrus. Fill glass you choose to use with ice and pour the sangria over and enjoy. You could use some of the fruit for garnish if you’d like. If you plan to make it ahead refrigerate the first 3 ingredients and then add the rest of the ingredients just before your company arrives. (I go ahead and add the citrus ahead of time because I like the added flavor)
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13 thoughts on “Foodie Friday ~ Inside Picnic…”
That looks so delicious – although I’m still not sure I like avocado. A relaxed meal in front of a good movie is a nice date for us too.
It all sounds so wonderful…this is my husband’s favorite kind of eating…I’m always looking for new Sangria recipes..thanks for sharing.
It sounds quite romantic! 🙂
I will have to add this to my drink list for my party’s.
Sounds wonderful…and with the heat we are having….a must! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan
What a feast you had….My Hubs loves cheese so I could convince him to do this with no problem.
Your mosaic is a stunner. I think your dinner actually sounds quite romantic and the white sangria is really nice. Have a wonderful weekend.
I love love love those kind of means..cheese, bread, fruit. I’ve never had a white sangria but it sounds devine..Thanks for sharing this recipe.
These kinds of dinners are our favorites. Relaxed, satisfying, fun. Good for you. Oh and the sangria, yes please.
Sounds like a wonderful meal to me! ~ Robyn
Hi Ellen B.!
What a delicious mosaic!
Perfect! Relaxing and comforting!!
Sangria looks refreshing. I am on R&R this week, sort of with 2 little grands running around all week, and I could use some sangria right about now.l I just had time to sit down this AM and eat last nights dinner for breakfast. No wonder why the Mom’s are so thin because I was so exhausted last night I had no appetite at all and was in bed shortly after I tucked in my two little Cabana boys:) Hubby promises me he will make your recipe this afternoon so I can have one drink to relax me.
Thanks for sharing.