Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I Hate Winter Cabin Fever Indoor Beach Party: The Food

There isn’t much I can say that hasn’t already been said about The Winter That Will Not End. Cold, snow, more cold, and more snow have kept Husband and I from doing or going to many of our normal activities.

Even Lacey is feeling it. Poor thing hasn’t had a proper walk in weeks due to the snow and dangerously low temperatures.

We. Are. Going. Stir. Crazy!





Husband decided to spice things up by sharing his cold with me. Now I’m fighting Cabin Fever AND a cold – blah!


Our Cabin Fever isn’t this festive. Maybe we should wear hats.

Complaining about it won’t make the winter blahs go away, don’t bother. We already tried.

I’m fighting Cabin Fever the only way I know how.

I’m making fun of it.

I’m inviting your to a n I’m Tired of Winter Let’s Have a Beach Party party on my blogs Condo Blues and Lazy Budget Chef!

I asked some of my favorite bloggers for their favorite beachy themed food, drinks, and decorations. Lazy Budget Chef will host the food and drink buffet. Condo Blues will host the winter beach party decorations and activities.

Let’s party!

Winter Beach Party Drinks for All Ages



Arnold Palmer Drink  photo courtesy of me Lazy Budget Chef


Arnold Palmer Drink Recipe from me Lazy Budget Chef
Pina Colada Smoothie from An Edible Mosaic  (non alcoholic)
Pina Colada Smoothie {Greek Style} from Frugal Foodie Mama
Perfect Homemade Lemonade Recipe from My Frugal Adventures

I Am Done With Snow Days Please Go Back to School Drinks for Adults



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Bikini Martini photo courtesy of Call Me PMC

Key Lime Pie Martini from Frugal Foodie Mama
Lime Batido from Snappy Gourmet
Bikini Martini from Call Me PMC
Tequila Sunrise Popsicles from me Lazy Budget Chef
Skinny Margaritas from Call Me PMC

If I Can’t Put My Toes in Real Sand I Will Pretend Desserts*


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Jell-o Beach Cup photo courtesy of Momma Lew

Sand Dessert from I was Born to Cook
Jell-o Beach Cups from Momma Lew
Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles from me Lazy Budget Chef – kid friendly!
Deviled egg boats from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Beach Party Birthday Cake + Butter Cream & Peanut Butter Icing from Stretching a Buck

*Some of these recipes may contain box mix/premade ingredients which I normally don’t feature. I’m chalking this up as a desperate times equals desperate measures kind of thing where you are welcome to substitute accordingly. 

I Can’t Find the Grill Because It Is Buried in Snow Main Dishes


Dijon BBQ Sliders Recipe photo courtesy of me Lazy Budget Chef

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with Peach Salsa Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy
Aloha Barbecue Sliders from A Mom’s Take
Dijon BBQ Sliders Recipe from me Lazy Budget Chef

Gimmie that Summer Salad I’m Sick of Soup! Side Dishes



Russian Vinaigrette Salad Recipe from me Lazy Budget Chef


Roasted Red Pepper Salad from An Edible Mosaic
Russian Vinaigrette Salad Recipe from me Lazy Budget Chef
Skinny Shrimp and Crab Salad from Call Me PMC

Do you have your plates and glasses filled with beach party food? Good! Head over to Condo Blues for the Winter Beach Party decorations and crafts!