Monday, May 30, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons.....

Lemons + Honey = LEMONADE!
The other day I was transferring my honey into smaller containers. The remaining honey left in my gallon container filled two quart jars yet there was still a little left...quite a bit left if I would take the time to patiently scrap the sides of my container. I love honey yet it can be a sticky mess...and some times I have a problem with being patient. Finding a smaller container would take time as would scraping the sides - which would also result in sticky fingers, not that I mind licking off the sticky goodness, but I was in a hurry. However there was no way that I could waste my precious, yummy honey. So what's a girl to do?

As I contemplated my choices, my vase full of lemons whispered to me. AAH! Lemonade! I squeezed a few lemons. I added a couple cups of water and the lemon juice into my almost empty honey jar, sealed the jar and shook away. All the sticky honey that was once stuck to the sides of the jar mixed beautifully with my lemonade.

Honey does have a distinct flavor....still good, but I added a little raw sugar too. I squeezed a couple more lemons. Added more water. Vigorously shook it over my head while I did a little lemonade dance (slight exaggeration). Poured my mixture into a pitcher and....VIOLA! Lemonade!

Mission complete. I found a use for my extra honey and I had a delicious glass of lemonade as my reward.
**Sorry, no exact measurements for you. This process consisted of many taste tests to determine what was needed until it was the perfect taste of sour yet sweet lemonade.

**Did you notice the beautiful lilacs in the background? My Boy picked those for me. =)  I love that kid.

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  1. Nothin' like fresh lemonade, devoid of high frutcose corn syrup. Sounds delish!

  2. While my son served a glass of lemonade to his friend he said, "This lemonade is homemade. Do you know what they put in the store bought lemonade?? HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP! There is none of that bad stuff in my mom's lemonade." Like I said, I love that kid. ;)