It’s not hard to believe, but we’re in the homestretch of the Olympics. Time is flying and ordinarily I’d be sad, but I’m ok this go around. In addition, I have so much to keep me occupied, including my blog.
With the limited amount of time this event provides us, I wanted to take advantage with some posts that somehow connect to this storied and iconic spectacle.
My summer tea posts would not feel complete if I didn’t incorporate lemonade. I wasn’t aggressively seeking it out, more so I was hoping it would it present itself without it feeling like a chore. Thankfully, while I was at my local Wegmans, I noticed this display case which just looked like lemonade to me. Upon a second look it was a tea & lemonade duo, and as an added bonus, we have an organic combination. The Tea It Up (which I find quite charming) is as refreshing and delicious as it presents itself to be.
I’m always hesitant of the organic label. It doesn’t guarantee a product tasting any better, and it in many cases it may have the reverse effect. But I liked this so much, I had to stop myself from overdoing it and getting an unnecessary sugar high.
To counterbalance my glass, and to keep the healthy theme going as best as possible, I paired my drink with some healthier eats. At least that was my intention.
As an appetizer, we have some pretzel thins brought to us by our same grocery gurus. Wow I just said that. Initially, I was hoping for a little more salt, but I preferred this. The duo worked well of of each other and I had to stash the bag away or the whole thing would have never had a chance.
I wish I could say I made this salad. I can pretend I did but that would take away from the authenticity of what I’m presenting. To complete the trifecta, this is from Wegmans salad bar, which if you’re not careful, will hit your wallet. At upwards of $10.00 a pound, you could easily find yourself purchasing a meal at double that amount. Luckily, yours truly is fiscally responsible and got mine at three digits. Go Team!
Actually there was no team, this was a party for one. Maybe next time I’ll gather some more folks but this was impromptu, which is how some of the best parties turn out. The salad (which featured buffalo chicken) turned out alright, yet not my favorite, but nevertheless, in the spirit of the Olympics, I seek for the positives wherever I can. I’ve had plenty of dishes from the salad and hot bar, that one misstep is not going to stop me from coming back. It’s been overall a magnificent experience.
This tea/lemonade is simple and quite delicious. You might think the black tea and lemonade may clash but this works here tremendously. Throw in a few ice cubes and you’re golden. And speaking of which, does it win a similar medal? That’s up to you to decide.
If you’re like me, you get lost in Wegmans and find yourself there as much as possible. There’s a store minutes from me, and that tends to happen every time. For a store near you, click here. If you’ve never been I’ll think you’ll find it a magical place. It may not be quite the hysteria of the Olympics, but there’s plenty of inspiration.
Here is my original post on one of my favorite stores.
I hope you’ve getting your fix of the Olympics, while enjoying some great tea and accompanying eats.
All The Best,