Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Great advice, especially after your mom gives you ten actual lemons from her tree. I found a recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and it turned out pretty yummy. If it's too "country-time" you can use a strainer. Enjoy!!!
Lemonade or Limeade base
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel
1 1/4 cups lemon or lime juice
1. For a lemonade or limeade base, in a medium saucepan heat and stir water and sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes. Add citrus peel and juice to sugar mixture. Pour into a jar; cover and chill up to three days.
2. For each glass of lemonade, combine equal parts base and water in ice-filled glasses; stir.
For each serving, in a blender container combine 1/2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, 1/3 cup lemonade base and 1 tablespoon sugar. Blend until smooth. With blender running, add 1/2 cup ice cubes, one at a time through opening in lid until beverage is slushy.