Friday, September 2, 2011

Things I Love....In the Kitchen - Mimosa

Things I Love...

This is my feature where I get to share something that I just love. Since you are my friends, I like sharing things I love with others. It could be anything from a new product, food, recipe, song, image, to a person and everything in between. This will be something I am completely doing on my own, without pressure or compensation from a company, author, PR/Marketing firm, friend, business owner, etc. This will just be something that makes me happy and I want to share it with you. Enjoy some love!

For the next few weeks I am going to focus my Things I Love on things I love in my kitchen. I love to cook and bake and there are a few things that I Could. Not. Live. Without.

Today's love is..............................Mimosa

From Betty's Crockers recipe for Peachy Mimosas
I found a recipe on Betty Crocker's website for Peachy Mimosas.  But, one of the ingredients was Peach Nectar.  I looked all over for peach nectar and couldn't find it.  I wanted to find something that would give it that extra special taste rather than just orange juice and champagne, but couldn't find the nectar.  If someone knows where to find it, please let me know!!!!!

So, I made up my own version of mimosas and served them to some friends who came over for breakfast.  They were really delicious and can be made non-alcoholic, which is the way I made them.

1, 2 Quart Pitcher
1 bottle of Sparkling White Grape Juice (or Champagne)
1, 64 oz container of pulp free Orange Juice
1, 15.2 oz container of Naked 100 % Juice Smoothie, Might Mango

I poured 3/4 of the bottle of white grape juice, half the container of oj, and half the container of the Mighty Mango smoothie into the pitcher with some ice.  I stirred it up and served it.  I would say this was probably around 6-8 servings depending on the size of the glass.  I served ours in big wine glasses.  The smoothie gave it a nice mango flavor and some extra nutrients. The mimosas were a nice treat with our breakfast and conversation.....even if they were alcohol free. 

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