Yesterday it was sweltering! I don't often use that word, but I can say it was definitely true about yesterday. Add to the fact that I was in my kitchen during the hottest part of the day baking- that made it even more sweltering. There were a couple moments I had to even walk away from the heat in the kitchen and step outside where it was just under 100 degrees!
As I was working in the kitchen I came up with this bright idea (think: Light Bulb), "I should make some lemonade". So that's exactly what I did.
I started by getting out the bottle of lemon juice I always have on hand and I just followed the easy instructions on the side:
1 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
5 cups cold water
and Voila! Homemade lemonade ready to quench your thirst on even the hottest day.
But I didn't stop there, I had some frozen strawberries in the freezer, so I took out about 6 of them and nuked them for about 30 seconds so that they weren't so frozen then I mashed them up with a potato masher and stirred them into the pitcher of lemonade. Let me tell you it was yummy, and exactly what I needed to get me through the rest of my baking in my hot kitchen.
Next time you're at the store you ought to pick up a bottle of lemon juice, you never know when you might need to have a cold glass of lemonade to quench your thirst on a hot summer day.