Jingle Bubbles

How is everyone doing this day-after Thanksgiving? Are you still totally stuffed?

We had a lovely day filled with family, way too much food, games, and entertainment provided by our 13-month old little girl. It’s funny how just watching her toddle around the room from toy to toy can keep us mesmerized and melting our hearts with the simplest little things. This wasn’t her first Thanksgiving technically, but last year she was only a few weeks old so this was the first year she was able to partake in the day. I love knowing how we’re shaping traditions for her that she’ll look forward to every year. I wonder what dish will be her favorite that she’ll ask me to make? I hope she’ll be eager to be my little helper in the kitchen…checking the turkey with me, setting the table, making she my wine glass is full. Ok, maybe not that last one, I can handle that…but I can picture her in a little apron placing chef for the day.

I remember when I was younger I used to help my grandma cleanup after family dinner. Want to know what my favorite part was?

Washing the dishes. (I can hear my husband’s shocked reaction.) Yes, for a very brief moment in time I enjoyed washing dishes in the sink. Looking back, I can see why my grandma was so willing to let me handle that job and I never had to fight back any of the adults to be dishwasher for the day.

Now that everyone is recuperating from the planning and cooking and dish washing of Thanksgiving dinner, it’s time to gear up for Christmas and the Holiday Season! I love holiday parties that have cocktails that fit the season. There’s something extra festive about it. This year I wanted to come up with something light and fresh and not overly sweet. This champagne cocktail is refreshing and easy to drink, not too strong, and just enough limeade to balance out the champagne and vodka. These would be great at a brunch gathering or evening cocktail party. Enjoy!

-Sweet Champagne or Prosecco
Simply Limeade
-Limes for garnish

1. Fill a flute glass 3/4 full with champagne. Add 1/2 oz vodka (this is about half of a shot glass), top with limeade. Garnish with lime slice.

2. Drink responsibly.

Happy Holidays!

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