The other day someone said something to me and it has me totally thinking about my parenting. Like I’m watching my own parenting now with a microscope.
It’s made me question if I’m patient enough with my kiddos. If I am too strict. You know, fun stuff.
I was talking about it with a friend the other day and she said, “Lisa. You are a good mom. It’s the end of summer vacation. You CANNOT judge your parenting based on right now. Give it a solid two weeks before you even think about it again.”
So smart. It’s important to keep smart friends around. The good news is that I’ve been a lot more patient with my kids, which I think they kind of needed as they struggle with the end of summer and mixed feelings about going back to school. The bad news is that patience is hard guys, lol. And usually it means by the end of the day I need a nice glass of . . . you know, anything.
TURNING CARAMEL APPLES INTO SANGRIA
Enter my new best friend, Caramel Apple Sangria. Because you know that I don’t just do caramel apples as a caramel apple. I do Caramel Apple Poke Cake. I do Caramel Apple Cobbler. I do Caramel Apple Milkshake. And now this! You guys, it’s so good. I “tested” the various ratio options when it comes to the liquor you put in this, deciding just how much caramel vodka and just how much apple liquor was needed to make the most caramely appley taste and we have a winner, friends!
FOUR INGREDIENT CARAMEL APPLE SANGRIA
And did I mention that this is only four ingredients? Awesome, right? So if you lose your patience with your kids, you are only four ingredients away from Caramel Apple Sangria. A few sips and then reset.
And you know what? Losing your patience with your kids is just a good lesson in teaching them humility. You just apologize and they get a good life lesson. And you get sangria. Win – win.
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Caramel Apple Sangria
- 1/2 cup caramel vodka
- 1 cup apple liquor see note
- 750 ml white wine I used a sparkling white
- 2 green apples cut up see note
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher.
- Chill and serve.