Saving yourself in 31 degree weathersummer

Summer weather has arrived…and I say bring it!  I love the sun shining, the heat, the tans…yes I am a bad person, I like to be golden…not burnt, not dark brown but golden.  Like a perfectly roasted marshmallow!  

I am excited at the sounds of laughter in the yard, children running up and down the street, and the smells of flowers in bloom. The thought of coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, and meals made to be eaten outdoors.  Summer bring froth the promise of beach trips, camping, fires and roasted marshmallows.  Cold drinks and freezies…this is the time of year that takes us back to our childhood.  We can smile at the memories we ourselves had and the ones we share with our children.

This summer I plan on making a lot of potato salad and light meals, cool but healthy at the same time.  My favourite dinner is baked ham and salads…the aroma is amazing, its easy and you can feed a family of five for less than 4.00 per person!  Served with refreshing Lemonade!

Perfect Lemonade Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • 1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup for more tang to your tastebuds)
  • 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)

1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Yield: Serves 6.






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