Simple Sunday – Mojitos, Pie & Friends

Yesterday we hosted our second annual Summer Pie Day, one of the many made-up, food centric, family holidays that we celebrate.

A pitcher of mojitos

The adults enjoyed refreshing mojitos using this recipe although modified to include mint instead of basil.  The kids set up their own lemonade stand in the middle of the yard with a pitcher of water, a squirt bottle of lemon juice, a bowl of sugar, and a dish of mint leaves for garnish.  Each cup they made was individualized and by the end of the evening, they were putting out some rather fine drinks.

Friends and pie

We only had two pies this year, but they were both quite tasty.  I made a raspberry pie and Husband made a peanut butter chocolate pie.  Our friends, who had traveled six hours round trip to spend the day with us, had left their Nutella-strawberry pie sitting on their counter in the rush and bustle to get out the door.  I teased them all day about this alleged pie.

After pie walk

After dinner and pie, we took to the neighborhood for an evening walk.  Cody and his friend lagged behind during part of the walk, chatting and nibbling on tic tacs.

It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday.

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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17 Responses to Simple Sunday – Mojitos, Pie & Friends

  1. jensine says:

    yummy … can I come?

  2. ksbeth says:

    fantastic and i love made up holidays the best )

  3. Fabulous idea for a celebration!

  4. What a great holiday!!

  5. Nancy says:

    Raspberry pie, peanut butter chocolate pie! Oh my! Sounds delicious. Looks like fun times, too!

  6. Kavita Joshi says:

    beautiful blog you have here

  7. A wonderful way to spend a Saturday indeed! I love these summer days of freedom and fun. Can’t beat them. And “pie day?” That’s priceless! Thanks for the smile.

  8. I don’t know what sounds better: the mojitos or the peanut butter chocolate pie! Sounds like a great celebration.

    • shoes says:

      They were both fantastic and the best part – I did not have to decide which was better for I could have seconds (or thirds) of each. 🙂 Yummy!

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