I am always the one who is so prepared but when it comes to my husband, I have a guy who wants little and needs nothing. I have given him gifts from creative to practical to quite the surprise, and this year, I need to get busy. I’ve even tried the “if you could have anything”. . . His answer, “Just two bags of Grub X for the lawn”. Ummm, yes, I have some work to do.
I am the travel girl, the girl with creativity and vision. I am one to jump in the car, catch a plane and be off on an adventure. So why is this so hard? This got me thinking. First off, life always seems to be a bit chaotic and crazy around here with everyone on different schedules and times. Secondly, I really have a hard time buying a gift just for the sake of purchasing a gift. I will shop and shop (and shop) until I find the “it” gift. I know it’s kind of silly, but I want the gift to represent not just my recipient, but also me. I am sure I am probably more in love with some of the gifts that I give, but isn’t that where “it’s the thought that counts” came to mean? And thirdly, I want the gift to be looked at, remembered, and to bring a smile for more than just that moment. Yes, it seems like I have a lot invested in this gift searching, but I know that it will be well worth it.
So, after another day of uneventful shopping, I came home empty handed and wondering what to do? I go back to work and there before me is the answer … Chateau de Leelanau http://www.chateaudeleelanau.com/ from Suttons Bay, Michigan and a recipe that would make any Sunday happy. Cherry Wine Sangria at http://www.facebook.com/CDLWinery
CDL CHERRY WINE SANGRIA
2 Bottles CDL Cherry Wine
1/2 Bottle CDL Sparkling Cherry Juice
1 Pineapple (sliced)
2 Oranges (sliced)
2 Lemons (sliced)
1 Lime (sliced)
1 Quart fresh strawberries (cut up)
Mix and Enjoy!
Now I have a plan and another trip to the store with a mission. I hope that my wonderful husband will sit back and relax with an appreciation of knowing how much he is loved!!! Grub X and Cherry Sangria - hym, what more is there to want on Father’s Day?!