And, he is a huge encourager of whatever crazy ideas I get up my sleeve. When I tell him to put his shoes on, we're driving an hour to buy a camper off craigslist right.that.very.minute, he puts his shoes on. If I spend all day on a recipe, he oohs and aahs appropriately. He even admires my cross stitch when I put it away every night.
So, that means that I have great motivation to come up with something new and different every week. Somewhere along the way, Friday nights turned into "they go to sleep early more easily on Saturday" date nights, and somewhere along the line, we decided it was just easier to eat at home than attempt to get take-out. But, the drinks have stood the test of time, and we have a lot of fun with them.
Whew, that was long!
All that to say, when I came across this book at the library, I needed to check it out and see what I could find. Drink recipes that are written specifically for non-alcoholic drinks tend to be really, really sweet. I like them that way, but Mike isn't a huge fan. I have better luck making drinks that are written for alcohol, then substituting seltzer for the alcohol. It almost always works.
from our seltzer machine). And, my preschooler and I had a little taste test. He approved of the choice! Doesn't sound like much, but he's a bit picky, so it was high praise.
We finished the night with homemade pizza and a few episodes of the Sopranos from Netflix. I can't wait for next Saturday night!