My grandfather is a sandwich lover. He always eats a sandwich on days where the temperature tips the thermometer anywhere over 83 degrees. I have so many childhood memories of my grandfather’s crumbs left on an empty plate… evidence a sandwich was there. By nature I am my grandfather’s granddaughter and enjoy a sandwich every chance I get.
I am also a strawberry lemonade devotee. I crave the type you can buy at the country fair or at some farmer’s markets. Lucky for me I have a big lemon tree in my back yard and take full advantage of it on a warm day. I make a big pitcher of strawberry lemonade and a mouthwatering sandwich to go with it, then for the rest of the afternoon I’ve got it made in the shade!
Ingredients for strawberry lemonade:
1 1/3 – cups sugar
2 – cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
16 – ounces fresh strawberries (stems removed)
10 – cups water
In a sauce pan over medium heat add sugar and 1 cup of water. Stir till sugar dissolves completely…. making a simple syrup. Remove from heat and set to the side.
Then pour lemon juice in pitcher. Set to the side.
In a bowl add strawberries and smash with a masher…. or muddle to break up. Then add to the lemon juice pitcher.
Next pour in simple syrup, and 9 cups of water.
Mix well and you got STRAWBERRY LEMONADE! Chill overnight in the fridge or serve on the rocks!