Monday, July 25, 2011

Cool Lemonade for a hot day!

It's hot outside!

Like fry an egg on the sidewalk hot!

Our high the other day was 95 degrees! Now I know for some people that's the norm, maybe even a little cool, ha! But, in these parts that's hot!

Don't get me wrong.

I love it! Yep. L-O-V-E. Don't hate me.

This is why I endure our awful winters.

I love flying out the door with shorts and flip flops. Who needs a winter coat, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, and a remote car starter to warm up the car so my face doesn't freeze.

Nope, not me.

Here's my secret: I. Hate. Winter. I hate snow and cold. If I have to hear “wind chill factor,” “blowing and drifting snow,” or “Winter weather advisory” anytime soon I am going to puke!

Okay so if you read my blog you know my disdain of Winter is not really a secret!

But for the time being I am loving it.

Yep I sweat the second I leave the air conditioned house but that's okay.

I don't have to shovel.
I don't have to search high and low for that missing glove.
I don't have to leave early to clear the snow from my car.
I don't have to leave early because there's snow on the roads and travel will take longer.
I don't have to wear “proper” boots (you know what I mean – the ones without heals- the ugly ones that I swore I would never be caught dead in!).


I grab my flip flops and sun glasses and I am out the door!


I have a cool beverage.

Like Lemonade.

Is there anything better on a hot day then lemonade? Okay maybe Sweet Tea or Ice Coffee. But Lemonade is really good and I have a recipe to share.

Did you know that Lemonade is super easy to make? You want to give it a try?

Adapted from My Little House Cookbook (I bought this when my children were little so they could cook but I use it still, ha!).
What you'll need:

½ Cup Sugar (or adapted for your taste)
1 Cup hot tap water
½ Cup lemon juice (I used about 4 small lemons but you could use lemon concentrate too)
2 Cups cold water
lemons slices to garnish if desired

Pour the sugar in your serving pitcher. Add the hot water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add your lemon juice and water. Stir and chill until ready to serve. Of course you can add ice and enjoy immediately.

To make it pretty add ice to a tall glass, pour lemonade and garnish with a sliced lemon half. Don't forget to add a pretty paper straw!



Patti said...

Well, gal, we are on the exact same last 2 posts have been about lemonade and lemonade stands.

I am totally with you as far as winter. I HATE it with a passion! I hate snow, wind, gray skies, barren trees, and cold temperatures. Actually, I'm a Florida gal, so anything below 60 isn't much to my liking. Oh, I can tolerate the 50's, but not with wind or gray skies. If it's in the 50's, sunny, and windless, I can manage, though it's not really my preference to be that cool. October through May...well, let the complaining begin.

I miss my beloved Florida more and more every year, so when winter finally leaves and the heat of summer kicks in, I am not among the complaining voices. I LOVE the heat. I'm a knee-length skirt, short sleeve, and open toed shoe kinda gal...and no coat, thank you very much.

Anyhow, enjoy your day.


CailinMarie said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. A Little House Cookbook? That sounds fun! I think I'm going to try to try this lemonade recipe tomorrow-sounds delicious!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lifes to short...Come on down! I live in Orlando and went Minnesota this week to visit family, everyone always say's how can you stand the heat down there.....Well it was hotter in Minnesota than Orlando last week, and they shovel snow!


Kelly said...

I agree totally, I am from the UK and our summers are generally pretty feeble, but our winters can get very cold. Feel grateful for your gorgeous summers!
I am a big fan of your blog, if you could check out mine and follow it at I'd really appreciate it! Thank you xxx

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