Red, White, & Blue Sangria Plus a Summer Salad

I love anything red, white, and blue. Don't you? I love sangria. Ben's aunt makes an amazing sangria that we drink just about anytime we are all together. So I thought I would "tweak" her recipe and make it red, white, and blue for our upcoming 4th of July party! 


1 bottle of white wine. I used Reisling 
1/2 cup of Splenda
1 cup of lemonade
1 lemon
1 lime
1 cup of vodka. I used Tito's
1 bottle of diet 7up or Sprite Zero
Granny Smith Apples

Fun American Flag straws! I picked mine up at Target. 


Pour wine and vodka in a pitcher
squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime into the pitcher
slice your strawberries and add about a handful of those and blueberries into the pitcher. I made my apples into stars. (I'll show you that part below)
Add Splenda and stir well. 


To squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime, I use my citrus press from Pampered Chef. Makes life so much easier. 

To cut my apples into stars, I used these mini cutters.  I peeled my apples, then sliced. 

I make this sangria either the night before or the morning of that I need it. The longer it "sits" the yummier it taste! 
So fun and So festive! This amount will make about 1.5 quarts. For our upcoming party, I will double this recipe....heck, who I am kidding I will probably triple it!!!! 

I also wanted to share with you a super quick summer orzo salad! 


1 cup of orzo
1/2 of a bottle of Kraft Tuscan house Italian
1/3 of a cup of the following
bell peppers (red and yellow) 
red onion


boil your orzo accounding to the package. 
while that is boiling chop up your veggies.

once your orzo is finished, pour in big bowl
add veggies and pepperonis
add italian dressing
mix well.

I let mine chill in the fridge over night and enjoy for my lunches through out the week. 

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