1 Day 1 World Project: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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In my 6:00 am post I mentioned one of the busiest parts of my week was planning John’s 50th Birthday party.  I felt pretty good about finishing the shopping and cleaning by the night before but that meant all the cooking had to happen the morning of the party which is why I was standing in the kitchen mixing a double batch of Sangria before finishing my first cup of coffee…

We had perfect weather for an afternoon celebration complete with flowers, candles, family, friends, plenty of good food and our favorite summertime party drinks. 🙂

I’m not sure if the cookbook is still in print but if you can find a copy of the Alice Bay Cookbook by Julie Wilkinson Rousseau it’s full of wonderful recipes from Washington State’s Skagit Valley.

Alice Bay Sangria

1/2 gallon Spanish red wine

(I use Charles Shaw since it’s a great price and mixes well with the sugar and fruit)

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup brandy

3 large oranges

2 large lemons

1/4 cup Triple Sec

1 cup club soda

Pour wine into punch bowl.  Add sugar and brandy.  Squeeze juice from 2 oranges and 1 lemon into bowl.  Add fruit.  Chill about 1 hour.  Remove fruit and slice remaining orange and lemon thinly and add to punch.  Stir in Triple Sec and club soda and serve.

If you have a photo or story to share about your 7:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 7:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, September 20th and a new post for the 8:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, September 21st.

To see more views of 7:00 am around the world take a look at the links below:

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44 thoughts on “1 Day 1 World Project: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

  1. It sounds like you have your priorities right …. booze and coffee 😉

    When good friends and family get together – regardless of the reason – it is a special time. Sounds like all the right ingredients came together for this one too. Happy 50th to Hubby!


  2. Your Sangria recipe sounds delish! And what a nice way to start the day 🙂
    I hope to join in again this week – I did have a post for the 6 – 7 slot, but didn’t get around to publishing it! I will try harder 😉
    And happy 50th John, have a great year!
    Jude xx


  3. Was mightily taken aback at first glance, Lisa – before I read your text. [grin]
    What a wonderful wife you are. I suspect you deserve each other.
    I’ll be up and out tomorrow morning, I very much hope.


    1. He he, I knew this photo might raise a few eyebrows if someone didn’t stick around to read the full post. It was this image or a shot of Ryan’s school bus for my 7 am hour… I decided to show wine and coffee. 🙂 Looking forward to a peek into your early morning. 🙂


  4. You had me worried for a moment too, Lisa. I thought the sleepless in Seattle nights had driven you to drink! But this is much nicer and I’m glad your husband had a happy celebration. I’m just getting back in the swing and I’m sure you don’t want a photo of my toast, but I will catch up- eventually 🙂


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