Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pinkalicious Lemonade

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You know all those amazing summer cocktails plastered all over pinterest? I won't be making them. I guess I could find the time to go out and buy the proper liqueur, syrups and garnishes. But let's be honest, 99.9% of my events this summer include a 4 year old guest of honor (and hosting adult-only events like once a year just doesn't warrant stocking up a bar cart).

Also, have I mentioned that I am kind of a fake-Martha? I am all about the final outcome, but getting there will involve any and all shortcuts. Nope, no fresh pie crusts are made in this house.

Or freshly squeezed lemonade. 
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Wren has been wanting to make fresh squeezed lemonade for about a week now. But as a mom I knew the reality would be me making fresh squeezed lemonade, while Wren watched. So we decided to juice up the canned version together.
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I cut strawberries for about 2 minutes...
Wren enjoyed adding them in for about 10. See? win-win.
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She stirred for about as long, taking her creation VERY seriously.
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The outcome was a sweet, refreshing creation (aka lemonade and strawberries) she was super proud of. 
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Dare I say, I am even interested in now coming up with my own semi-homemade creation? Maybe lavender lemonade? Basil-melon lemonade? I am going to get creative and let you know how it goes. 
Have you created any unique summer lemonade combos before I should try?


Brandi said...

I love lemonade too. Your drinks look so refreshing. Perfect for a hot day like today.

Chelsea said...

This post cracked me up! My 3.5yr old Shire is super interested in helping in the kitchen, and your account of Wren dropping in the strawberries and stirring them around sounds very familiar :) Win, win for sure! Love Wren's fabric hair wrap! Is it just a strip of fabric you cut? Super cute!

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Katie said...

Add a small amount (1Tbs?) of grape juice to make your lemonade the sweetest shade of pink! :)

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