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Sometimes, a woman just needs a whole pitcher of sangria. To herself. And when I was having a to run with the kids and figure out supper while we were also trying to mow and walk calves, I decided to make a pitcher of peach sangria.
Frozen Sliced Peaches and a bottle of chilled white dry wine. I used one that was described having notes of peach and nectarine. The base to all things good. Frozen fruit. Freeze up your fruit ladies. You will thank me all summer long. Or just go to Aldi’s like all the good farmwives who don’t have time to freeze fruit.
I poured the cold wine over the peaches. Tried it and decided it needed a bit more of a punch. So naturally, I reached for the vodka. And some peach schnapps. Then I am pretty sure angels sang. And for fun, I added some club soda.
I should admit, my fridge has a soda stream fancy pants option. So, I pretty much use fizzy water like the fridge manufacturer is paying me to do so. Which it isn’t. We buy all of our appliances scratch and dent of on closeout sales and auctions. We are cheap like that. More money for wine that way.
Then you could make it all fancy in a pretty wine glass. Or you could just fill up a small mason jar and head to the grill. Because after all, what’s wine without a side of beef right off the grill? Bone it with a nice ring of fat. MMmmmmm. Good ‘ole Midwestern, corn-fed beef. On a Tuesday. Sort of how we roll.
Well, stop thinking that is how serene this experience was for me.
Imagine now just eating steak and drinking sangria for supper. No sides. Nothing else. I know, now that I write it, it doesn’t sound so bad. Luckily a friend stopped quickly to drop something off so I sliced up some summer squash with onions and peppers and got it on the grill as I was pulling the steak off. And then I had time do some dishes. You know, unload the dishwasher so you can cram it back up again. Get it started again so we can empty it again after we got down walking pigs and calves.
So, now, know this mason glass jar of sangria was my 5 minutes of calm between the storm of work-life, kid activity day and farm chores, feeding the family night.
- 1 12-16 ounce bag of frozen peaches
- 1 bottle of dry white wine
- 1/4 cup of vodka
- 1/4 cup of peach schnapps
- 1 cup club soda
Pour fruit in bottom of a pitcher.
Pour wine, vodka and peach schnapps over the fruit. Stir.
Refrigerate till ready to drink.
Add club soda before serving.