How the heck is Cinco De Mayo only a little over a week away?!?! As silly of a day as it is, it’s a favorite of mine. A day us Americans pretend to be Mexicans by drinking margaritas and stuffing our faces with tacos?!?
Best day ever!!!!
Jello shots are always a fabulous way to add a little fun to those Cinco De Mayo parties. Super yummy and yet taste totally delicious for those of us like myself who just can’t take shots of tequila these days! Cheers!!!
• 1 envelope unflavored gelatin powder (equal to 1 tablespoon)
• 1/4 cup cold water
• 1- 3.9 ounce package of cherry Jello
• 1/4 cup hot water
• 1/4 cup sour mix
• 1/4 cup DeKuyper Pucker Cherry Schnapps
• 1/2 cup tequila
• 2-3 tablespoons corn syrup
• Granulated sugar or colored sugar
• Lime slices and salt for garnish
• 10 3-ounce plastic cups with lids
In a small mixing bowl add gelatin powder and add cold water and soak the powder for 2 minutes.
Add cherry Jello and hot water. Whisk until everything is dissolved.
Add tequila, cherry schnapps, and sour mix. Whisk to combine.
Pour corn syrup onto a plate or shallow dish. Pour sugarinto a similar dish. Dip the rim of each cup into the corn syrup and then the sugar.
Pour the mixture into the cups, filling them about 3/4 full.Refrigerate until set.
When you are ready to serve the shots, remove from the fridge and top with a small lime wedge.
& the countdown to Easter begins!!!! Just a little over a week before the Easter Bunny makes his grand entrance and leaves us all of his yummy goodies!!!!!!
Since I’m all about EVERYONE receiving Easter goodies regardless of age, I thought it would be fun to craft up a 6pk of beer for the men in the family!! I made my dad “Reinbeer” a few years back, so I thought I would attempt a cute little bunny rabbit this time! Enjoy!!!
• 6pk Favorite Beer
• White Spray Paint
• Easter Grass
• White Foam Paper
• Pink Foam Paper
• Googly Eyes
• Super Glue
• Pipe Cleaners
• Bunny Tail (Dollar Tree)
• Pink Pom
Take your 6pk of beer and paint your empty 6pk white.
Clip you bunny tail to the back of your 6pk of beer.
Take your pink and white pieces of foam paper and cut two large bunny ears. You will want to make the pink portion smaller than the white, so you can glue it to the white part of the ear.
Glue your pink and white pieces of foam paper together to create a bunny ear.
Next, take your pipe cleaners,glue and your pink pom and craft up a bunny nose with whiskers!
Take the the two beer bottles on the ends of the 6pk and glue a bunny ear to the back of each bottle.
Glue your bunny nose/whiskers onto the 6pk of beer.
Glue two googly eyes onto the center beer.
Fill with Easter grass
Do the adults in your family receive Easter Baskets?
Boozy Easter Eggs!!!!! My Grandmother’s birthday just happens to be April 1st, which happens to be April Fools fools day. Her favorite wine just happens to be Sutter Home, so last year I made her Boozy Easter Eggs and placed them in an Easter Basket. Figured it would be a gift that would sure make everyone giggle AND one my Grandmother would enjoy since she does love her wine!!!!
The Boozy Easter Eggs were such a hit with my family, that I decided this Easter season I would make the eggs for y’all over here on the blog!!!!
The plastic eggs can be found at Dollar Tree and you can purchase the mini Sutter Home bottles at any store that sells wine for ridiculously cheap. My local store even sells four packs for around $6! Perfect for an Easter gift for your besties or a Grandmother like mine who loves her wine!
Cheers & Happy Easter!
• Large Plastic Easter Eggs (Dollar Tree)
• Easter Grass
• Jelly Beans
• Sutter Home Mini Wine Bottles
1. Fill each plastic Easter Egg with Easter grass.
2. Place your mini Sutter Home Wine bottles in the plastic Easter Eggs.
3. Sprinkle in a few jelly beans.
4. Close the plastic Easter Eggs.
5. Hand out to your besties!!! Happy Easter!!
On Sunday my family and I attended the Busti Apple Festival in Busti, NY! A yearly tradition for us! While at the Busti Apple Festival, we picked up apples & cider! That evening I decided to whip up some of my famous Apple Cider Sangria & make an Apple Pie!
Curious on how to make that cider? Of course you are! That’s why you’re here. Keep on scrolling to find out how you can make a pitcher of this yumminess in your very own home :)
• 1.5 Liter Bottlr Moscato
• 4 Mini Bottles Carmel Vodka
• 2 Red Apples
• 1 Green Apple
• Handful of Grapes
• Half Lemon
• Apple Cider
Pour the bottle of Moscato into a large pitcher. This is a fabulous recipe to use that random bottle laying around you received for a gift since quality does not matter!
Squeeze that half Lemon into the pitcher. Then toss the squeezed lemon into the pitcher.
Chop up your green & red apples. Then toss your apples & grapes into the pitcher.
Now mix in your caramel vodka and top off with cider. The caramel vodka has a very strong caramel taste. I suggest using 4 since you do want to taste the cider! Too much vodka and this will turn into Carmel sangria ;-)
After your Apple Cider Sangria is all mixed together, toss it into the refrigerator for an hour or so. You want the fruit flavors to soak a bit before serving.
Serve & Enjoy!
Any mamas out there need an excuse to go out and buy a bottle or two of wine?! I may just have you covered! Wine Cork Dot Paint Pumpkins! That’s right, you drink the contents of that wine bottle while your child dots away with the corks. It’s a win win activity since Mama is occupied and so is the kiddo! Cheers & happy dotting!
• White Paper Plates
• Green Pipe Cleaners
• Hole Punch
• Orange Paint
• Wine Corks
Before you let your child dot away, take your hole punch and punch a hole at the top of the white paper plate. This is where you will string your pipe cleaner to make a stem later.
Let your child dot away using the orange paint & the wine cork!
Once your white paper Plate is covered in paint dots, take 2-3 pipe cleaners and wrap them around your finger to make a spiral.
Take your pipe cleaner spiral and simply thread it into the hole you punched in your white paper plate. Twist the stem in place. And just like that, you now have a Paper Plate Pumpkin!
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.