Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Prosecco Slushies

Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

There are a few key ways to tell that I’m not a real food blogger. I mean beyond the fact that only a handful of people actually visit my website. I don’t have a room full of antique dishes. I don’t arrange herbs with tweezers. I never chop up a thousand fruits just to spread them out in a mess on the table, take their picture, and then throw them away. There is nothing remotely glamorous about my house, clothes, makeup, or skincare routine. 

I also don’t get random boxes of free stuff randomly showing up on my doorstep on the reg. I pay for every dang thing. A couple years ago, it seemed like every real food blogger in the world was getting a free fancy ass blender. I do not have a fancy ass blender. I have a hand-me-down blender that was far from fancy before we even got it. It doesn’t make perfectly smooth soups in seconds. It barely makes milkshakes. But because I wish I was a real food blogger, I crushed some ice with it anyway. 

Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

We need to turn our glass of prosecco into a sno cone because it’s hot outside, and you work hard for your money. You for sure deserve a Prosecco Slushie because you’re a grown up. Sort of.

All you have to do is get out your blender, fancy ass or otherwise, and crush up as much ice as it will allow before you want to throw it out the window. Pour over some prosecco into the bottom of a glass, pack it with crushed ice, then top it with grenadine. You could also use blue curacao if you prefer a blue slushie. Or go two-tone because we’re crazy like that.

Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Look kids, we do the best we can with what we have. If what we have is a sad blender, we don’t let that get in our way. Make yourself a Prsecco Slushie. You’ll feel better. I promise.

Prosecco Slushies
Serves 1
Don't let anything stop you from making yourself a Prosecco Slushie.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ounces prosecco
  2. Lots of ice
  3. 2 to 3 tablespoons grenadine
Instructions
  1. Pour three ounces of your favorite prosecco into a rocks glass.
  2. Crush a bunch of ice in your blender until it's as close to snow as your blender will make. Pack the crushed ice into your glass.
  3. Pour over a few tablespoons of grenadine. Add more or less depending on how sweet you like it.
  4. Sip and crunch to your heart's content.
Adapted from Tequila Mockingbird
Adapted from Tequila Mockingbird
http://awesomeon20.com/
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Things are going back to normal here in Glasgow, and you can’t go out without a jacket anymore. But we had a good run there for a while where it felt like real life actual summer. Nobody has air conditioning here, so the thought of turning on your oven is particularly abhorrent. 

For most of you in the northern hemisphere, you’re probably still in the thick of the heat, and even with air conditioning, you’re probably dreading cranking up the oven for an hour. And yet, my sweet tooth knows no season. I still need desserts. Here are 20 sweet no-bake treats to keep you cool this summer.

  1. peanut butter fudge
  2. salted caramel pudding
  3. classic fudge
  4. pink lemonade fudge
  5. no-bake chocolate peanut butter pie
  6. 5 minute microwave lemon cake
  7. chocolate pudding
  8. cookies and cream fridge cake
  9. brownie butterscotch pudding parfait
  10. chocolate orange mousse
  11. double layer pumpkin pie
  12. giant peanut butter cups
  13. no-bake holiday pie
  14. lemon meringue fool
  15. nutella cheesecake parfaits
  16. no-bake passion fruit cheesecake
  17. grasshopper pie
  18. chocolate lime pie
  19. plainly awesome doughnuts
  20. nutella no-bake cookies

Have a sweet summer, friends.

Halloumi Fries | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day
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Halloumi Fries

Halloumi Fries | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

We’re heading off for a little holiday on the Greek island of Kos in a few weeks, and I’m pretty excited. This will be the first holiday my husband and I have had just the two of us since maybe ever. I’ve never been to this part of the world, and I have no idea what to expect. Whatever’s out there, I can’t wait to explore it with the man I love.

I imagine the Greek Islands to just be positively dripping with history. I mean, this is sort of where Western history starts, so I imagine the entire island is like a living museum. I’m probably wrong, but there’s no denying this place will have seen a lot of action over the centuries. 

As a picky eater, I’m always a little bit concerned about going hungry when I travel, but I love hummus, and falafel is usually a winner as well, so I think I can survive four days in Greece without having to go to McDonald’s. 

Halloumi Fries | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

You know what else is awesome? Halloumi Fries! Have you tried this? Halloumi is a dense, salty cheese, the sort that squeaks against your teeth when you bite into it. Dredged in flour and quickly fried, these are a lightly crispy dream. I loved them dipped in sweet chilli sauce. I think the sweet heat is the perfect foil to the intense saltiness of this cheese.

Making Halloumi Fries at home couldn’t be easier. To keep from burning your house down, make sure you have a deep, heavy-bottomed pot, long tongs, and a thermometer to control the temperature of your oil. All you have to do is cut your brick of cheese into sticks, dredge it in seasoned flour, and drop it into the oil for a minute or two until it’s golden brown. Give it a minute to cool on a wire rack so you don’t burn your face off, then try to stop eating them before you clog all your arteries.

Halloumi Fries | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Have any of you been to Kos before? What should we do? Where should we eat? Share your wisdom. I hope it’s awesome.

Halloumi Fries
Serves 4
Halloumi Fries are a cinch to make and a total treat to eat.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup plain flour
  2. 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  3. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  4. 225 gram block of halloumi
  5. Oil for frying
  6. Sweet chilli sauce, for dipping, optional
Instructions
  1. Add your oil to whatever vessel you'll be frying in, giving yourself about two inches in depth. Clip on your thermometer and heat your oil to between 350 and 375. Keep an eye on the temperature throughout the cooking process and adjust the heat to stay within this range.
  2. On a plate or another flat container, mix together the flour, paprika and pepper. You don't need salt as the cheese is plenty salty on its own.
  3. Cut your block of halloumi into sticks.
  4. Dredge each stick of cheese in the seasoned flour and carefully lower it into your pot of hot oil. I can usually add about four sticks of cheese before the first one needs to come out. They brown fairly quickly, so just keep an eye on the pot as your dredging and dropping, and use your tongs to remove the cheese sticks that have browned as much as you like.
  5. As you remove the cheese sticks, allow them to cool on a wire rack over a baking sheet. They'll crisp up as they cool.
  6. Serve warm with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
Adapted from Tesco Magazine
Adapted from Tesco Magazine
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