"When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' then get busy and find out how to do it." ~ Theodore Roosevelt.
This little blog shows you how one person did / does a lot of different things... many of them unrelated to the next. If you have any suggestions or ideas, share, like I did!
July 11, 2011
It's a new week!
Well, I had a good weekend. I did some experimenting, some birthday partying, some sewing, a little sleeping, and zero laundry/cleaning. But despite doing zero chores, I still considered it a successful weekend! I helped at one event, booked another, and came out of my studio with two new dresses and a skirt! :)
But that's not all I made! I also came up with this lemonade on Friday night, and perfected it on Saturday... I had to share. It's phenomenal, and very, very easy.
What you will need:
Pink Lemonade mix (like Country Time)
To start, mix your lemonade as directed, and be sure to leave a lot of room at the top. Set aside.
Next, wash and slice your strawberries. I used my deluxe egg slicer from Pampered Chef - it saved time.
Put your strawberries into a microwave-safe bowl. Add sugar to the strawberries and microwave for about 30 seconds. (Best guess - I cut about half a pint of strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar for 2 quarts of lemonade.) Once the strawberries and sugar have 'glazed' a little, mix them together. (The first time I made this, I pureed the strawberries, but the second time, I only mixed them a little. I liked the second way better, but my husband liked the strawberry pulp. So you do what you prefer.)
Wash and slice the lemons. (I cut 2-3 for 2 quarts).
Add your strawberries and lemons to your lemonade.
It's delish!! I made it for a birthday party, and we went through 8 quarts in 20 minutes. : )
Certainly, fresh-squeezed lemonade is better, and I know of several better recipes, but if you're mixing for a party and want something quick but 'dressed up', it's a perfect solution. It was my go-go juice while I was on the move all weekend.
Additional suggestion, if you will be serving a small group by the glass:
* Before filling, rub a lemon slice along the top of each glass, then dip in sugar. After filling, you can place a half-slice of lemon along the edge of each glass. (So it isn't mistaken for a margarita.)