First ingredient of course is still lemons! The key to helping kids squeeze fresh lemons is let them press down on the lemons and roll them around the table. Yes, we get to play with our food. This loosens up the insides and makes it easier for small hands to twist on the juicer.
Now comes making the lemonade. A lot of times we’ve just thrown sugar, water and lemons into a pitcher to make lemonade. However, when you do that the sugar sinks to the bottom and takes forever to dissolve. (There definitely is a science lesson there in figuring out why- Keep reading for a cool experiment! )
If you have the time, heat the water and sugar together first to make a syrup mixture and then add the lemon juice to the syrup and mix it all together. Here is LISA's LEMONADE RECIPE:
Yield: about 2 quarts
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (strained to remove pulp and seeds if you like)
4 cups of cold water
Boil sugar and 1 ½ cups of water to create a sugar/water syrup. Let it cool and then mix in lemon juice. Add cold water and you’re ready!
Now, comes the fun part! Creating different ways to make the traditional lemonade different.
(Like how I incorporated everything yummy?)
There are so many tasty ways to celebrate America’s Independence Day! Fresh fruit straight from the garden (or even market) is topping my family’s list. It’s colorful, sweet, and always refreshing on a hot summer day!
Throw the word “pizza” onto the dessert menu and you’ll have everyone running, including the cat, to get some! Can you blame Kitty? This looks so good and is such a cute picture! Mmmmmmmm!
Here’s how you can make your own yummy bite!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, or whatever is listed on the cookie dough package. Then spray a 12-inch pizza pan with nonstick spray.
While it cools, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon peel. Stir it until it’s nice and fluffy. Probably about 2 minutes will do it. Now spread it on top of the baked cookie. Cover the entire thing.
If your kids don’t know how to draw a star yet, give them a hand. Err, I mean a finger. Trace the star out into the dough. This is going to be your guideline for placing the fruit.
For an extra bonus, pour a few mini-chocolate chips on top of the smoothie mixture before placing it in the freezer. This is an extremely healthy snack so a couple morsels of chocolate are okay and they’re a really yummy surprise!
Also, these rocket popsicle molds are made by Tovolo (www.tovolo.com).
I love the variety of the mold shapes available and the ease of the popsicles release from the molds. Plus, who doesn't like a rocket pop?
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