Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yes, please....

With summer beginning I'm looking for some fun activities to do with the kids at home. Today we decided to make the "perfect lemonade". I found the recipe on Simply Recipes and it turned out....well, perfect! ingredients....
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
method....
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice, sliced lemons.
Serves 6.
The kids were very proud of their creation. So, how does it taste?
Yum! Yum!

P.S. With all the rain we've had the last few days, the garden is looking good. Here are how tall our sunflowers have grown. We started them from seed.

16 comments:

Lilli said...

We used to have that same lemonade jug when we were growing up :)

Your sunflowers are doing fabulously!

Pretty Things said...

MMM! Pass a glass!

Katy said...

Yum, I'm gonna make it tomorrow. Sounds like we'll have the perfect weekend for sipping lemonade!

Traci said...

That is so weird that you posted this....I JUST discovered the ease of homemade lemonade just 3 days ago!! I've made a batch every night this week so far....lol. My recipe is the same, just more....yummmmy!!!

Maria said...

The kids are so cute!! Looks like you guys had a fun day... That lemonade looks really yummy, I may just have to try and make that this weekend. :)

jennalee said...

Looks yummy. We have a bag of lemons just sitting on the table than need to get squeezed. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wendy said...

Sounds fun! I really want to get a lemon tree to go along with our grapefruit, tangerine & orange trees.

Carla said...

Yummy, I love this recipe. Am going to try it with my kids, thanks for the idea!
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Alison Gibbs said...

How sweet to see the littlies with their lemonade
Alison

Jenny Fowler said...

Fabulous lemony fun!

Molly said...

I will try that this weekend!! Your children have the most angelic faces!!! Very sweet!! Have a great weekend!!
~Molly P

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Darling kiddos as always!! they are so sweet!! yummy recipe! I adore your glasses! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!! huge hugs!!! Britt :-)

Jo said...

Hi

I remember making lemonade when I was at school and serving it to parents on Sports Day.

icandy... said...

Yum, yum, yummy! The lemonade looks soooo refreshing! :)

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so refreshing... kids do really like it.. :)

Jeanneoli said...

Fresh lemonade is the best. I think we might have to make some tomorrow.