Fruit Drinks for Half The Price

admin / August 20, 2014

I didn’t have time to post a Friday Rambling so let’s call this one a mid-week one.

 

Fruit Drinks for Half the Price

One way to be budget smart is to find ways to make the things you like for a lot less. Case in point non-alcoholic drinks served in lots of restaurants. They cost anywhere from $4-6 and on top of that they’re mostly ice cubes and no refills I admit they’re delicious but this summer I’ve been trying to come up with a few of my own. I’ve found a basic formula that you can tweak to your own liking or using what you have on hand.

1 cup frozen fruit

¼ cup fruit juice

Soda water or other sparkling water (or plain water will do too)

Ice cubes

Makes 2 glasses.

Add the frozen fruit and fruit juice to a blender and blend until smooth.

Fill 2 glasses with ice cubes and divide the mixture between the two.

Add soda water and fill almost to the top of the glasses. Stir gently to make sure the fruit blend gets mixed throughout the water.

I’ve used peaches and orange juices, strawberries and pomegranate, and limeade and mangoes and would love to hear what you come up with.

 

Cast Iron Cookware

Seems like whatever cooking show I watched, everyone was using a cast iron skillet. I’ve always been tempted to try one but been scared that food would always stick to it and cleaning it would be a nightmare. When my old skillet finally went to the great kitchen in the sky, I decided it was time to give one a try.

I have to say I won’t be without one now. It cooks the food more evenly, plus, and I think this is a money saving factor, cooks the food a lot quicker too. Now I’m thinking as each other piece of cookware bites the dust I’ll replace it with cast iron.

 

Here are a few things I found on the Internet-

This looks like a tasty snacks and best of all just three ingredients-

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/buffalo-roasted-chickpeas/

 

I hate to see articles like this one (especially when chocolate’s on the list). Stock up while you can-

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-things-getting-expensive-this-fall-172352487.html