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.
Yum!!! Carl and his family are visiting and I am always looking for good food to feed them. I have used your recipes over and over again because there are 11 adults with 8 of them are hungry young adults. One of them never seems to get full. He is always eating – he is a friend not one of the family. Thanks for all of the recipes. How is Bob getting along? Alice
I’m glad you use the recipes. Bob is doing as well as can be expected. He still has another 2 months of no lifting or bending. It’s been a long road so hopefully there is a bit of light at the end. Thanks for thinking of him!