July 31, 2021

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

I have to make this post very quickly... Jerry went to Wisconsin to visit Rik and I thought it would be a great opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with Luke (my 4-year old nephew). Luke and Riley (my niece) were going to be spending the night with my parents, but I asked if Luke could stay here instead. So he's here with me (I am quickly typing this in-between playing with Play-Doh and looking at a booger under a microscope). 

Several weeks ago, Luke and I picked cherries from my dad's cherry tree, and somehow the subject of lemonade came up. Luke was asking me all kinds of questions about making homemade lemonade. I'd never made it before and I always thought it would be fun to make fresh lemonade. (I actually included that on my 40 Goals by 40 Years Old list.) When he asked me questions about it, I made a mental note to do that with him in the near future.

So today was a great day to do that! I didn't use a recipe or anything--I figured I'd just mix fresh-squeezed lemon juice with water and then make simple syrup to add to taste (I actually like lemonade to be on the less-sweet side).

Luke and I squeezed lemons (just enough to make one cup of lemon juice--I don't think he'd have the patience to squeeze more than that!). Then I added two cups of water. I made simple syrup by combining one cup of water and one cup of sugar on the stove, heating until the sugar dissolved.

We put ice in glasses (for Luke, me, Noah, and Eli), then poured some of the lemon juice mixture, and then added a little simple syrup to each. It was delicious!


  1. YUM! I love lemonade -- our tree has TONS of lemons this season. (I just emailed my favorite recipe to you.) The picture of Noah, Eli, and Luke is really cute!

  2. What a fun aunt! Love the pic!


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