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fruit infused vodka

Finished Product - vanilla bean, fruit infused vodka

Finished Product – vanilla bean, fruit infused vodka

When I first attempted this fruit infused vodka I thought to myself, “If this works I may have a problem.”

1/2 C Simple syrup (which is equal parts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves)

bunch of fruit

1 vanilla bean cut open (some girlfriends ordered a ton of vanilla bean pods off the internet. I bought a bunch from them. I had a couple left and HAD TO use them for something.)

2 1/2 Cups vodka

Strawberry & blueberry and orange* so far. I put it in the fridge for the weekend. Of course I had to taste it each evening to see how it was progressing.

 

I used a small medicine dropper to taste the vodkas each day. I had some taste-testers that did NOT care for this. It’s strong. If you aren’t a strong liquor kind of person mix it in with some Jell-o. ;-) Or just sip it over ice. Or with Sprite. ┬áMy mom and I sipped some of this blueberry vodka with Sprite while putting together an old puzzle she found at my grandmother’s house. Nothing better than giggling with your mom till you think you might pee your pants… when honestly, we could pee our pants giggling without a drop of alcohol. P.S. the puzzle is gorgeous. It’s a Norman Rockwell. I’m painting a frame for it and will hang it in the kitchen soon, where I may sit and sip my delicious vodka.

* I only had enough to try a small batch of creamsicle. This was 1/2 C simple syrup, vanilla bean, zest of an orange 1/2 a navel orange cut up and 1 1/2 C vodka. I’m so excited.

fruit infused vodka

fruit infused vodka

blueberry pancakes

Did you ever have one of those moments where you know you have to clean out the fridge of perishable items because you’ll be out of town for awhile? And the idea of throwing it all in the trash makes you cringe because NOTHING is wrong with this food… Sometimes you just have to think outside the box.

I made these pancakes one day before we left the house for 9 days. The cool thing is, if you don’t have a family to eat a big batch of pancakes, you can still make them and wrap 3 at a time in plastic wrap and freeze them. They make a great 30-second-microwave-breakfast when you don’t have a ton of time.

What I had in the fridge was a big bowl of blueberries and ┬ádark chocolate almond milk. They were so yummy. The blueberries popped in your mouth & honestly the chocolate aspect of the almond milk didn’t really bring much to the party, except color. Anyone else may have given up because she didn’t have regular milk. Give it a try! Experiments are fun! And honestly, topping any kind of pancake with homemade maple syrup is a yummy decision.

P.S. If you are feeling super lazy, just throw the washed blueberries in a zip-top bag and put it in the freezer. And the chocolate almond milk? Put it in a sippy cup for the trip.

blueberry pancakes with chocolate almond milk

blueberry pancakes with chocolate almond milk