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Friday, April 17, 2009

Red Wine Ginger Ale Sangria

i'm coming out of the closet today. i have guarded this "secret" from this blog (not so much other aspects of my life) for awhile now.

say it. {say.it.out.loud.}

i am a twilight fanatic aka twi-hard. now that i have that confession out of the way, your turn. what's your obsession? like edward says: just say it out loud.

i've read the books twice and i convinced jason to watch the movie with me in the theater. since, i've watched the movie quite a few times (don't judge!), joined legions of fans in analyzing the dynamics of the edward cullen, jacob black and bella swan triangle, as well as dabbling in the edward cullen vs. jake ryan vs. jordan catalano debate. and that's just scratching the surface...

not only that, i've recruited the bff. for MONTHS i would text her or leave cryptic twilight quotes on her facebook page. last week, she finally broke down and watched the dvd. afterwards, we spent a hilarious hour breaking.it.down. she swooned. she squee'd. (i am now officially her own brand of heroin. don't be jealous! ) i just sent her the first book to enjoy. building a twi-army is hard work. converting kelcy was not my own task. this past weekend, buu and i hosted a twi-slumber party. buu likes vampires (she's one those) and really, a party? i did not have to twist her arm to have it at her place.

kim brought the red wine sangria. alcohol was not consumed in the series but we all know what a lush Rpattz is. and we weren't very well going to serve blood...



sangria



(click for more pix and sangria recipe)


Kim's Red Wine Ginger Ale Sangria
modified from Pinoy Cravings

1 lime
1 orange
1 1/2 cups white rum
1/2 cup white sugar
1 bottle dry red wine
1 1/2 cup orange juice

Have the fruit, rum, wine, and orange juice well chilled. Slice the lime and orange into thin rounds and place in a large glass pitcher. Pour in the rum and sugar.

Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours to develop the flavors.

When ready to serve, crush the fruit lightly with a wooden spoon and stir in the wine and orange juice. Adjust sweetness to taste.

To serve, add ginger ale and stir gently with ice cubes and slowly pour the sangria over the ice, allowing fruit slices to fall into the glasses.

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initially, i wanted to make mushroom ravioli, but really, the thought of making the pasta dough just did not appeal to me. lucky for me, it was gossiped last week that rpattz loves him some spaghetti and meatballs. buu made her chunky monkey spaghetti sauce and we added meatballs.



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we had a side of salad:



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and ended the meal with red velvet cupcakes that one of the girls thoughtfully made, but i stupidly forgot to take pix of.

i don't think i converted anyone to join this side, however, it was a fun filled evening of giggling and quite a lot of oohing and aaahing.

today's soundtrack: Robert Pattinson, Let Me Sign


8 comments:

  1. omg-it's been way too long since I've been here! I love your new banner. LOVE! and as for my obsession....oohh...my husband, NYC, my niece, shoes, photography, shoes, pizza, shoes,....
    I loved Twilight too!

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  2. I think you know my obsession ;)
    I'm gonna have to check the rest of your blog when I get to my comp. That spaghetti and salad looks yum.
    Sounds like you had a great party.

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  3. That's so funny - my friend Jackie begged me to watch it but I was freaked out about the whole vampire thing. So it's good, huh? I'll consider your opinion endorsement enough. OK, OK, I'll watch it.

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  4. Weak! What kind of Twi-hard are you if you're not gushing over RPattz's unwashed body and floppy hair?

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  5. hell to the yes girl!!!! i too suffer from twilight obsession (except for the 4th book, for me)!

    sounds like your party went well!
    at the twilight party i went to last month, the hostess had the life size cut out "Edward". let me say that some women (not me of course) were doing some pretty obscene things to it.

    wow, you dragged a guy to see the movie...my husband won't even watch it, unless it's to make fun of it. he put up with my obsession last week when we were in portland. we just had to go to the View Point Inn, where they filmed the Twilight Prom! we got to go upstairs and I got to look out the same window Victoria does while she's watching Bella and Edward dance...Ooooh....chills...ha ha.

    anyways, sorry for rambling!!!

    the word ver is:
    kocki

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  6. monica -
    i already know your obsessions. :) i can see it in your beautiful photographs. so glad you enjoyed twilight!

    valerie -
    thanks for stopping by, the party was a lot of fun, sorta like our twitter parties :)

    shannalee -
    you should def. watch it. it's not scary. i know you're a writer so maybe reading the book would make you roll your eyes (the writing is awful) but the story itself is timeless.

    wc -
    you TOTALLY called me out! :) i confessed my twi-obsession but not my robsession! gasp, hilarious.

    caniniecologne -
    you're right, the 4th book was a total disappointment, completely rushed. s.meyer's editor ought to be fired. jmho. i can't imagine lugging around a lifesize edward, i have considered a pocket edward tho. your trip to portland sounds FUN, and i think your hubs trumps my bf, at least you got to be where victoria was!

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  7. hi ac! the pocket edward is mean looking. not hot at all. the lifesize edward is a bit creepy too. i've read way better (and NC-17 too) fanfic that kick a$$ on Breaking Dawn. what the F kind of honeymoon scene was that???

    anyways, i'm slowly blogging my portland posts....i haven't gotten to the view point in yet.

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  8. hell to the yes girl!!!! i too suffer from twilight obsession (except for the 4th book, for me)!

    sounds like your party went well!
    at the twilight party i went to last month, the hostess had the life size cut out "Edward". let me say that some women (not me of course) were doing some pretty obscene things to it.

    wow, you dragged a guy to see the movie...my husband won't even watch it, unless it's to make fun of it. he put up with my obsession last week when we were in portland. we just had to go to the View Point Inn, where they filmed the Twilight Prom! we got to go upstairs and I got to look out the same window Victoria does while she's watching Bella and Edward dance...Ooooh....chills...ha ha.

    anyways, sorry for rambling!!!

    the word ver is:
    kocki

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