mel’s kitchen

favorite recipies of a food addict

pomegranate champagne punch December 28, 2006

Filed under: bevvies,holidays — girlymama @ 10:27 pm

we had a christmas eve party and i made this punch. and then i made more. and then i made more… and more…..

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

1 1/2 c pomegranate juice (good pomegranate juice. this, not this.)
1 cup pear nectar
1/4 c orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
1 bottle Champagne
Combine the pomegranate juice, pear nectar and liqueur in a large pitcher. Slowly add champagne and serve over ice.

i just used triple sec and fairly cheap champagne, since it was just getting all mixed up. this makes a fairly small amount, so if you’re having a big party, you’ll want to at least double it! i think i made 4 batches at a party with 17 adults. who weren’t all drinking. and there was wine as well. so there you go – its that good.

recipe origin: Everyday Food Magazine

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fruit smoothie July 21, 2006

Filed under: bevvies,breakfast — girlymama @ 2:17 pm

my kids and i have these almost every morning for breakfast. yum.

Fruit Smoothie

1 cup plain yogurt (i use low-fat 1%)
1 cup frozen fruit (blueberries are my favorite. girls prefer raspberries because they make it pink!)
1 banana
Put in blender and blend until smooth. Add some ice to make it thicker, if you wish.

while doing a horrible diet (south beach), i made some without the banana for me and added splenda. didn’t taste too bad. for diet food, that is.