We hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! We were lucky to be able to spend the day with both Erica and Declan’s families. We ate way too much food, as everyone probably did, and Erica’s Dad’s turkey was delicious as always!
We came back Saturday to go to our final Pitt football game as undergrad students. For five years we have attended nearly every home game (the majority that we missed were this year because of wedding planning!), parked in the same garage, bought the same Starbucks coffee before the game, and sat in the same seats: row “P,” section 130, seats 1, 2, and 3 (Declan even engraved his initials in the seat). It was a perfect, cold, snowy day for football. Needless to say, we were sad.
However, it was quite a memorable game: not only did we dominate Rutgers, the 18th ranked team in the nation, we finally got a picture with our mascot Roc:
Declan didn’t want to let go:
We even sang Pitt’s version of “Sweet Caroline” (a tradition started our freshman year) for the last time between the 3rd and 4th quarter. This is our favorite part of every game, we even had our DJ at the wedding play it!
It is really strange knowing that this part of our lives is coming to an end and that pretty soon all of our friends will be starting new jobs across the country. Declan is graduating in a couple weeks and will start working full time in January, Erica is graduating in May and will be attending pharmacy school next fall (don’t worry we are still going to keep up with the blog). College has gone by so fast!
But anyway, here is a really good sangria recipe to cheer you up! We served it during a brunch we hosted for a few of our friends and it was a hit and so easy to make.
Apple Cider Sangria
- Servings – 8 people
- Prep time – 5 minutes
- 3 apples, chopped (we used honey crisps – yum!)
- 3 pears, chopped
- 2 1/2 cups apple cider
- 1 bottle (750 ml) pinot grigio
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1 cup club soda
1. In a large pitcher, mix all of the above ingredients together and let chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
2. Serve in a wine glass and enjoy!