Okay, we’re doing a bit of a switcheroo today, folks. My original plan was to talk about frozen meals and share a great recipe. Unfortunately, this crazy thing called life doesn’t always want to follow my plans, which is rude. 🙂 Because my focus word is acceptance on Eat Laugh Purr, I’m just going to keep moving forward with minimal complaining .. out loud. HA! I found a loophole! Anyway, the new game plan is to talk about frozen meals next Thursday and fingers crossed — I’ll have a humdinger of a recipe for you!
Tis the Season for Punch
I always say it feels like Spring in California year-round, which is mostly true. It can get really hot in August and September and sort of chilly (for wimps!) in January and February. But the grass is always green (provided we have enough rain) and flowers bloom in December and May. I like this, a lot. It also screws with my head because I’m used to seasons dictating the passage of time. And in Minnesota, April showers mean graduation receptions, bridal showers and such are on the horizon.
As I shared earlier, my oldest nephew, Andy, graduates in a month. It seriously does not seem possible, but I’m excited for him as he prepares for the next stage of his life: college! Thinking about the festivities that come with graduation, I decided to make a delicious punch in his honor.
Yes, I know this post would probably be more appropriate a little bit closer to his actual graduation but remember — we’re rolling with the punches (HA!) and this is the recipe I had ready to go.
Andy has many wonderful qualities — he is smart, kind, generous, funny and tall, which is really helpful when his favorite Aunt (that would be me because I’m the one writing this) needs to something out of reach. He does have one odd quirk though — he doesn’t like chocolate. This does not compute. I thought everyone liked chocolate but apparently that is not true. Regardless of his lack of appreciation for the good stuff, I’m very proud of him and can’t wait to see where life takes him.
This punch is super simple to make and low-cost, which is a huge bonus when you’re planning a graduation reception or any kind of gathering where quick and affordable are your two best friends. Plus, it tastes great and looks gorgeous too. You can also easily convert it into an adult punch — should the need arise. 😉