We were going to take the Young Women up in the canyon for a picnic last night but the wind started blowing and then the rain started falling so we decided to just picnic in my backyard. I got a little carried away with the picnic as I am likely to do when food is involved and I am in charge of it so it’s probably just as well that we ate on the deck because transporting all of this might have been a bit of a challenge. The idea for this lemonade comes from a blog called “My Frugal Adventures” and while it was a pretty easy recipe, I decided to make it even easier and a little cheaper too what with the price of lemons currently. I’ll give you her original recipe then tell you what I did.
strawberries, 8 medium or 10 small
1/2 cup – 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
6 – 7 cups water
2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
1 Squeeze lemons to get 2 cups juice.
2 Add strawberries to blender and puree for a few seconds. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 cup water. Blend until it comes down to a nice juice.
3 Add strawberries to lemon juice then add sugar in amount to your liking and then add 5 – 6 cups water.
4 Chill well.
Here’s my version:
2 cans frozen lemonade concentrate
16 oz package fresh strawberries
1 Mix lemonade according to package directions.
2 Pulse strawberries in blender until they are liquid.
3 Add strawberries to lemonade and chill well.
Delicious! The girls drank almost the whole gallon.