Summer time is when fresh fruit rules. Fruit inspired desserts take front and center. I mean, honestly, what goes better with hot weather and barbeques than roasted peaches? And ice cream. Don’t ever forget the ice cream.
I adapted this Roasted Peaches recipe. Eat up and enjoy!
2 peaches, halved
2 tbsp Grand Marnier (love this stuff)
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F. Place the butter and brown sugar into a glass baking dish and bake for 5 minutes.
Stir in vanilla extract and Grand Marnier and place the peach halves into the dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Scoop out some of your favorite ice cream and Eat a lot of peaches!
So, one of my dearest, closest friends is having another baby. Her baby boy will be here in September and to ensure that she has everything she needs for her second bundle of joy we’re all gathering for a “Sprinkle”! For those of you who don’t know, a shower is when you have your first baby. Guests literally shower you with gifts, diapers, and Baby Magic body wash. Should you choose to have another baby, your friends may opt to throw you a sprinkle. Instead of getting towers of diapers and random onesies that say “The Ladies Love Me” or “Suri ain’t got Nothin on Me”, your friends may opt to get you ear plugs or a wine of the month membership. Your mom will still get you that diaper tower though, no worries.
I know that I am of that age where procreation is running rampant, but I can barely imagine having a baby. Honestly. I mean think about it; no coffee, sushi, wine, coffee, deli meat, salmon… and did I mention no coffee!?!?!?! I just….I just can’t. Just thinking about makes me reach for my wineglass. Luckily, my wine glass is full of sangria. What’s that you say? You want sangria too? Oh, I got you honey. Now sit back and drink up. Pass that onesie over here….yes, it is adorable.
Makea’s Sprinkle Sangria
1 bottle of sauvignon blanc
1 bottle of moscato
1/2 cup of peach schnapps
1/2 cup of grand marnier
2 cups of fresh cut fruit (strawberries, grapes, apples, oranges)
Soak the fruit in the Grand Marnier and Peach Schnapps for 4-6 hours. In a pitcher, combine the sauvignon blanc and moscato wines. Stir in the marinated fruit. Now you can add just the fruit, but why would you do that? Go ahead and pour it all in the wine. Mix in some ice cubes and drink up ladies….It’s a party!