Wednesday, July 15, 2009

When life gives you lemons.....

"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
Ice cubes

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.

Strawberry-Lemonade Slush
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.


Allidink said...

Yum! Love lemonade and strawberry lemonade is my new summer addiction!

All the best,

IsabellasCloset said...

Hello Mo,
Oh how yummy!
I'm having my "400th post give-a-way"..stop on by and enter!
Hope you have a great day! ~Mary~ :-}

Stephenie said...

I love lemonade..It really is such a thirst quencher on these hot summer days..Thanks for the recipe..