Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lemonade and Grandkiddos

Do you ever remember making lemonade as a kid? And, then of course setting up a lemonade stand thinking you'll make a million dollars? I do and so have our grandkiddos.

Recently, our grandkids have had two lemonade stands. Quite the entrepreneurs!

Each season our amazing neighbors call us to come pick the lemons from their prolific trees. And, we do. And each season we squeeze and squeeze and then put the lemon juice in ice cube trays, freeze them and when we need fresh lemon juice - we have it.

Simon, Garden Guy (aka Poppie) and The Poppa (aka Gerald) picked boxes full this past week. Simon, Mimi (aka Luellen - the other grandma) and Pop pop (aka Gerald - the other grandpa) proceeded to squeeze all the lemons.

The Mama (aka Jenni) made this recipe for The Best Lemonade and then three grandkiddos got the little red wagon, loaded up all their supplies and headed to the corner - just in time for school kids and moms to stop and buy a deeee----li----cious glass of lemonade. How fun is that? Simon made about $8 in about 40 minutes. Not bad!

Things You’ll Need:
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
1 large lemon
16 - 20 oz
Step 1:Make sugar syrup by mixing the sugar and water into a saucepan and boil.
Step 2:Remove from heat and stir. This will dissolve sugar COMPLETELY. Allow to cool.
Step 3:For each serving, combine the juice of half of a lemon, two tablespoons of the sugar syrup, and 8 - 10 oz. of the cold water and pour into glass.
Step 4:Add ice and serve immediately.

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