Wednesday, January 23

Downton Abbey Refreshments - Cucumber Punch & Scones

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There's a virus spreading like wildfire -
it's DOWNTONABBEYITIS!
Have you been infected?
I admit it - I have.

Since I'm the only female in the house
{& my guys couldn't care less}
I invited some girlfriends over 
to watch a recent episode with me.

Of course, we enjoyed some
English-inspired refreshments.
I tried my hand at making some English scones
& {instead of cucumber sandwiches}
cucumber punch - which is my favorite!

Here's the recipe . . .

Cucumber Punch 
  • 2 liters of lemon-lime soda {I use diet}
  • 12 oz. frozen limeade concentrate {undiluted}
  • 3 drops almond extract
  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • maraschino cherries, drained
  • lots of crushed ice
Slice cucumber & put half in a blender with some of the limeade concentrate & blend. Add with the soda,  remainder of the limeade, almond extract, cherries, & ice. Use some of the sliced cucumbers for garnishment.
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Are you an "Abbey Addict"?

19 comments:

  1. The cucumber punch sounds intriguing.
    I have Downton Abbey on my list of shows to watch...just haven't gotten to it yet.

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    1. Good to hear from you, Valerie. Let me know how you like it if you watch. There is something "icky" you have to get through in the very first episode.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. I am an Abbey Addict!! Just ordered the Downton Abbey Cookbook from my local library - can't wait to see what is there. I just love the show! Really love all of the characters but always laugh at Maggie Smith's character. Season 3 comes out on DVD on the 29th - can't wait.

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    1. Hello Blog Friend, Thank you for stopping by & leaving a comment. So glad to find out you're a fellow addict. I also love "Granny" & USUALLY agree with her - except when she thought Sir Antony should leave Edith at the altar! WHAT?! BTW, I stopped by your blog. I wish you well in your recovery.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  3. Oh - this is awesome! Love Downton Abbey and I think I've turned my 13 year old daughter on to it too, finally! Maybe we'll have a mom/daughter part for the next episode.... Found you via Tutorials & Tips.

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    1. So glad to meet a fellow Abby addict. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a comment!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  4. Hi Michelle! I love this post! I pinned it on my newly created Downton Abbey board! Thank you so much for leaving me such kind comments! Wishing you a lovely week! Angie xo

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    1. Hello Cute Angie {I'm such a fan of your blog!}, Always fun to know of another fan of "D.A.". Let me know if you try the punch.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  5. Love Downton Abbey. I didn't like Mary at first, but she has grown on me. Their love story has been so much fun to follow. Cucumber punch - that is a new one for me to hear about. Maybe I will try it.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Dawn. I think Matthew has brought out the best in Mary. I'm also loving their story! I have a confession to make - I bought the DVD at Costco & have finished watching all of season 3! WHAT?! I'm obsessive that way about chocolate too!

      Warmly, Michelle
      PS - You have some crazy surprises waiting for you on D.A.!

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  6. I am definitely an Abby Addict as well! I love most period dramas. And I love anything with cucumbers so that punch looks delicious!

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    1. Hi Sonya, Thanks so much for your comment. I also heart almost every period drama! If you like cucumbers, you'll love the punch. Thanks for popping by.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  7. I love Downton Abbey, just finished watching it so I had to click on your blog from My 1929 Charmer! I have really taken to all the characters and so enjoy the show!

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    1. I love {almost} all of the characters as well. I love meeting "kindred spirits". Thanks so much for your comment.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  8. Michelle, it was so great to meet you tonight. I love your blog. I am more than slightly addicted to Downton. I had never watched an episode until the end of January and I watched all 3 seasons in 3 days. Thankfully I have an understanding husband who just rolled with it so I could finish them.

    I LOVE Cora and I love Anna. I love them all but they're my favorites.
    ~Jenn
    housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com

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    1. Darling Jenn, It was SUCH a pleasure to meet you at BYB. You & your sis are so much fun to talk too. Please let's get together soon.

      Warmly, Michelle
      PS - I did't get a picture with you - DUH!

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  9. Ive never seen or tried a cucumber punch... sounds amazing.. intriguing actually!! Will try it..

    Love what I see at your blog.. so am following you now!! Hope you have a lovely week ahead.. :)

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    1. Darling Patricia, I am sorry I am so late in responding to your sweet comments - I am behind! It is an honor to have you as a new follower - welcome! I tried to pop over to your blog, but I couldn't find a way to get there from Google+. Please send me your URL & I'll pay you a visit!

      Warmly, Michelle

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