Naturally Flavored Water…YUM!

When surfing around the web the other day, I found a picture that was so delicious looking I wanted to pop right through the screen!  It was a great webpage with recipes for naturally flavored water.  There were so many different options for flavored water.  Check them out!

I couldn’t wait to give the fruit water a try.  I ran out today after work and grabbed all the fruit that I needed.  I ended up adding:
1 handful of mint leaves
1 handful of raspberries
6 large strawberries sliced
1 and 1/2 green apples sliced
1 pear sliced
1 lemon sliced
1 orange slicd

Before slicing the lemon and orange I rolled them on the cutting board with my palm to loosen up some of the juices.  I added all the fruit to a large pitcher, and then poured in about 3/4 of a gallon of water.

Look at all that fruit!
Yum!

I let it sit for the 2 hours suggested time, but then I just couldn’t resist trying it.  It was tasty!  Nice, but subtle, fruit and citrus flavor.  The longer I let it sit, the stronger the flavor became.  This is definitely a recipe I will be saving.  I don’t have to worry about any unnatural or overly sugar packed juices or flavored water.  Fresh produce are sometimes expensive and harder to find in the winter, but I can just picture myself sipping on this refreshing drink on the patio this summer.  Can’t wait!

While dinner sat in the crock pot, Brian still isn’t home 🙁 I decided to whip up some quick table decorations.  I had 3 bags of left over cranberries from the holiday season, so I decided to make candle holders.  I just added some cranberries to a mason jar, filled it up with water, added a small tea light and voila!

Simple, but easy.  Just my style!

Happy New Year everyone!  Horray for my blog making it through year 1!