Tuesday, March 6, 2012

sunshine and lemonade

on any sunny warm day the favorite activity at this house is to make a lemonade stand. i don't know which my kids like more... making the stand..... making the lemonade... or drinking the lemonade. it's fun as they are getting older because now they can write out their own signs, set the stand up with absolutely no help from me, and help so much more with the making of the lemonade. it's really too bad that we live so far out on a dead end street because they dream of having real customers and, if i do say so myself, we make some pretty dang good lemonade. 

taking turns testing the lemonade....

above is eislee's smile face... if you tell her to smile for the camera, that is exactly what you get. love.

have you ever made your own lemonade before? it's really easy and wonderfully refreshing. the best part about making it yourself is that you can make it however you like it..... sour.... sweet.... or a little watered down (it's actually really refreshing that way). well, i will share with you how we make our lemonade..... just to make sure your not missing out.

homemade lemonade

what you'll need:

lemons (room temp.)
sugar or honey
(and a lemon squeezer, a pitcher, some measuring cups, and a sauce pan)


squeeze all of your lemons (if they feel really firm then roll them around on the counter first). measure how much lemon juice you have. whatever amount of lemon juice you have... put that much sugar (or honey) and water in a sauce pan (ex: if you got 3/4 cup lemon juice, then put 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water into a sauce pan.... if you got a half cup lemon juice then put a half cup sugar and half cup water, etc.) heat up the sugar and water on medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.  pour into a pitcher with ice cubes in it. stir and add lemon juice. stir more. taste. then continue adding more water and tasting until it's just how you like it.

little ollie fell asleep in her highchair while we were making the lemonade. she does this quite often.

do you like my new apron?! a very dear friend gave it to me recently and, oh, how i love it! i wear it every chance i get... is it me or what? i love how she gets that..... thank you erin! i love how you get me! and, man, i've been missing you...

they charged twenty five cents but supplied a little baskets of quarters for those who weren't prepared for the cost....

i think me and matt each got to buy one glass before they drank it all.... hah.... that's the only problem.... if we were in a better location and they got more customers... then they would run out of product! i guess it all works out pretty perfectly. two customers and unlimited refills was just right for them. 

cheers! happy squeezing.

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