There are many simple pleasures in life that make you go hmmmmmmm.
They are unexpected gifts of life that make you smile and enjoy that moment for as long you want. Things like seeing your baby crawling around the house and on the verge of taking her first steps. We have an ottoman set up in the center of our living room, and I usually have to put my slippers on top of it so Elena won't eat them. She's figured out how to pull herself up and grab my slippers regardless! The little booger loves to munch on shoes anyway she can but I'm super proud mama on her little steps to walking, too.
Sometimes when you receive an unexpected gift in the mail from a dear friend. I recently got a children's book for cupcake because my friend knew it would be perfect for us. It really makes you appreciate the value of your friendship and wished that you lived 10 minutes closer than 100,000 miles away. Thank you again Betsy for the wonderful book, "You are my Cupcake" is the perfect first book for my foodie kiddos.
Or sometimes it's the first sip of a beverage especially when you are really thirsty. You just finished cleaning the house or finished ten loads of laundry. The only thing you want is something ice cold to quench your thirst. When you are really thirsty, that first sip of any liquid beverage is pure bliss. This cantaloupe aqua fresca translates to "fresh cantaloupe water" in Spanish, is exactly what it - refreshing and the perfect way to quench your thirst.
Cool and refreshing!
Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
Adapted from Chow
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- 1 (3 pound) ripe cantaloupe or other melon, diced (about 4 cups)
- 3 cups cold water
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar, plus more as needed