Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and Simply Orange Juice Company.

This amazing Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness (say that 3 times fast) is the perfect #holiday #brunch #recipe! #ad #SimplyHolidaysAtSams

Everyone, what do I love more than Christmas morning presents with my family? Christmas brunch! Oh. Yes.

At my parent’s farm, ever since the eight (nearly nine) grandkids came along, it takes us so long to open presents – because we do it one by one – that we’ve started having to take a much-needed brunch break in between. And the kids allow that! The adults do too! I’m not a patient person, and call me crazy, but it’s all about my parent’s brunch spread! They prep the food the night before and then just pop the main courses in the oven when brunch time is near. There’s hot carafes of coffee, my dad’s oven-cooked bacon, and a giant box of doughnuts that my brother always brings. And if he didn’t? I think Des the Doughnut King would be quite upset. There’s always sausage and fruit as well. We make drinks that morning.

My eye is always on the prize, though. The punch.

This is something we start with in the morning, but then make a new batch or put it out again in the afternoon – when we’re finally out of our Christmas pajamas – and neighbors are coming over to have some punch and snacks. Then it’s punch and mixed nuts! The perfect combo. I get everything I need at our local Sam’s Club. Among the ingredients for this spread are Member’s Mark Mixed Nuts, and then the stars of the show – a Simply Orange® 2 pack and Simply Lemonade® 2 pack as well.

Look for them in the juice aisle.

My brunch mocktail is simply the best. I’m all about having convenient beverage and snacking solutions for our huge holiday gathering on December 25th. It seems to get larger every year, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. I actually love going to Sam’s Club on a weekday. There, I can get everything I need for my family and for extended family too. Simply Beverages® are deliciously simple. You can find their great-tasting 100% juice drinks in the refrigerated section of your Sam’s Club. I love that they come in 2-packs, because that’s perfect for entertaining. My recipe uses convenient ingredients.

This amazing Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness (say that 3 times fast) is the perfect #holiday #brunch #recipe! #ad #SimplyHolidaysAtSams

This amazing Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness (say that 3 times fast) is the perfect #holiday #brunch #recipe! #ad #SimplyHolidaysAtSams

And my dad always says that it’s not a party until there are mixed nuts!

This amazing Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness (say that 3 times fast) is the perfect #holiday #brunch #recipe! #ad #SimplyHolidaysAtSams

Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness:

Ingredients:

3 bananas
2-1/3 cups Simply Orange®, divided
1 cup Simply Lemonade®
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 cup Sprite
sliced oranges for garnish

Instructions:

Peel bananas and add them to a blender.

Add 1/3 cup of Simply Orange®.

Process until bananas are pureed.

Pour into large pitcher.

Add 1 cup each of Simply Orange®, Simply Lemonade® and pineapple juice.

Stir to mix well.

Add Sprite.

Serve with an orange slice garnish.

This amazing Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness (say that 3 times fast) is the perfect #holiday #brunch #recipe! #ad #SimplyHolidaysAtSams

Special notes:

This can be easily doubled or tripled. Just make sure you know the size of your container/pitcher/punch bowl before you start mixing. I always like to refrigerate my items before making the punch so they are cold, and you don’t have to add ice. Simply Beverages® are found in the refrigerated aisle so they are already cold, but you may want to put the other items in the fridge too – like pineapple juice, Sprite, and even the sliced oranges.

This amazing Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness (say that 3 times fast) is the perfect #holiday #brunch #recipe! #ad #SimplyHolidaysAtSams

Then you can gather around the table and enjoy this punch! Or put it out on a snack table (a card table – per my parents) and watch people get absolutely delighted over the delicious punch and the mixed nuts. Throw in some cookies for extra fun!

What’s your favorite cocktail or mocktail for the holidays?

This amazing Orange Lemonade Banana Pineapple Punch Deliciousness (say that 3 times fast) is the perfect #holiday #brunch #recipe! #ad #SimplyHolidaysAtSams

Adorable & Tasty Mini Pop Tarts

Today, I have a major case of the Mondays. I know I always do, but it dawned overcast and 53 degrees today. In May! Then there was the slight matter of Des getting his head stuck in our coffee table. He’s fine, save for a bruised ego and a red chin. Now I sit here, and realize it’s time to bring out the big guns. Homemade Pop Tarts.

Homemade MINI Pop Tarts.

Are you looking for the most adorable, tasty & crowd-pleasing recipe ever? Make Mini Pop Tarts! They're easy to make, & awesome for any parties or brunches.

How could you not, right? We had an awesome weekend, as usual, but this one was bigger than most. On Friday night, we got a sitter for Des and took Scarlet to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but I liked it even more than the original, and the original was pretty darn amazing. Remember when Cassidy made a DIY, homemade Groot costume, and Scarlet dressed up as Rocket Raccoon? Surely, you DO remember?

I’ll refresh your memory anyway.

pop tarts

No spoilers. Gosh, this is hard. Well, it’s AS funny as the original and quite possibly even more funny. I love that it got me in the heart. I have father issues, somewhat similar to Peter Quill’s, and also not AT ALL, but just work with me here. This movie made me laugh and cry and reach for Scarlet’s hand. What more do you need in life?

Also, there were Gummi Bears in her hand, so what more could you need? Well, Mini Pop Tarts.

On Saturday, we had our little city’s annual Pride Parade & Rally. There was nothing little about it, and I’ll update about that in an entirely different post. There will be as much color there, as there is here today. More!

Sunday was on the gloomier side with weather, but my father-in-law joined us for a delicious breakfast at Silver Spoon and helped Cassidy garden for hours. Then we all just.. got stuff done. Lots of home/work stuff.

Like Mini Pop Tarts!

The suspense has gone on long enough, so here’s the recipe. Let me know if you have any questions, and please show me pictures if you successfully make them! And, if they last long enough to take pictures. They go fast!

Mini Pop Tarts

Mini Pop Tarts

Ingredients

  1. 1 pkg. Pillsbury Pie Crusts
  2. 1 Can Strawberry Pie Filling
  3. 1 Can Vanilla Frosting
  4. Food Coloring
  5. Sprinkles and Jimmies

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2. Take both round pieces of pie crusts and trim off the edges so you have two square pieces the same size
  • 3. Divide the frosting into three small bowls and mix food coloring into two of the bowls with your choice of color, and leave one bowl of frosting white
  • 4. On one piece of your pie crust, take a teaspoon and put dollops of pie filling - you can fit 24-30 dollops on the crust
  • 5. Place the other piece of crust on top of this one and cut the dough in strips about ¼ inch from each edge of the dollops of pie filling
  • 6. You can see the pie filling through the dough so this is easy to do
  • 7. Using a fork, press along the edges to seal the two sheets of dough together around the edges of the filling
  • 8. Then cut strips the other direction so now you have individual little filled pieces, and press the fork along the other edges to seal together
  • 9. Place the little mini pop tarts on a cookie tray and put a tiny cut into the top of each tart
  • 10. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned
  • 11. Let cool
  • 12. Frost each pop tart and sprinkle with sprinkles
  • 13. Enjoy!
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
http://tamaracamerablog.com/adorable-tasty-mini-pop-tarts/

Mini Pop Tarts

party recipes

recipes with kids

baking with kids

pop tarts

breakfast pastries

pastries

brunch

novelty recipes

pop tarts

Enjoy!

Are you looking for the most adorable, tasty & crowd-pleasing recipe ever? Make Mini Pop Tarts! They're easy to make, & awesome for any parties or brunches.