We are down to our last week in NY and our house is a maze of boxes and the last items that need to find their way into a box! It is a time of mixed emotions for both of us. For Stella – I think a little more sadness than me. This is really the only home she has truly known and for me I have moved all over the US for work and personal. This past week was winter break and Stella was able to spend time with several of her friends (the ones that were not out of town) and she had a Last Hurrah party! She decided on having a Pizza and Movie party at home!!
Along with packing I have been trying to use up all that is in the freezer and fridge. As I was cleaning out the fridge – I remembered that my mom had sent me many lemons from California (she has a tree) – I figured why not make some homemade lemonade for Stella’s party.
The ratio is 1:1:1 – so if you follow that – you can accommodate how much fresh squeezed lemon juice. I also cut the sugar, but that is up to you.
1 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cup filtered water
1 cup sugar
4 1/2 – 6 cups cold water
1. Place the sugar and and 1 1/2 cup water in a saucepan – heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. You want to make a syrup.
2. Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into a 4 cup glass measuring cup.
3. Add the syrup to the lemon juice – stir.
4. Pour the lemon syrup into a pitcher and add 4 1/2 – 6 cups cold water – how much depends on how strong you want it. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
Pour over ice and serve – you can also had some sliced lemon to it! Enjoy!