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!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

I am still around!

Hey!  How are you all?  I sure have missed my blogging friends!  I just wanted to let you know that I am still around, ha!  I have been visiting a lot of you but stupid blogger hasn't let me leave comments.  I think (I hope) that problem has been corrected!

I have actually accomplished so much since we last talked!  I've:
~updated my kitchen
~completed my landscaping
~celebrated the triplet's 20th birthday
~helped my last daughter move out
~cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned some more! There's still plenty of that to do though.  Since all of my children moved out, I have been going through lots of stuff and getting rid of it!  I am cleaning and sprucing up my house with the thought that I will be selling it in a couple of years.  So, anything I don't want to move gets tossed!
~took a couple of trips
~focused on getting things organized in my new practice
~spent more time with hubby
and oh so much more!  While I miss blogging I have enjoyed some time to do other things.  But, having said that I have oh so much to blog about so I will be back soon.   First up will be my kitchen.  It didn't need any major updates but I changed up the decor.  Let's just say it all started with this:

Sorry about the picture but the "this" I am talking about are the new curtains...  more to come!

Have a great week!

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