From Scratch: Two Recipes

Is there anything better in summertime than homemade lemonade?
So far, no.


I would have thought you just mix lemon juice, water, and sugar; however, the recipe calls for a sugar syrup made by heating water and sugar til the sugar dissolves. It’s a little puckery right now but I could always dilute it. I’m not sure how frugal this was since I can’t remember how much I paid for the lemons. But I’d say it’s worth it. I only used about 7 lemons. Any more than that and I’d have to invest in a juicer instead of hand-squeezing. The kids love it.

I also made pancakes completely from scratch, instead of using Bisquick, the other night. I’ve always used Bisquick, simply because my mom always did. These were way better.


On another note, don’t forget to get your free donut today. But don’t, like I did, buy any of Krispy Kreme’s crappy coffee.


This weekend I’ll be cheering my son on at Little League, possibly making a DIY headboard for my bed as part of the bedroom remodel (the main work is done and the bed is moved back in!), searching Craig’s List for a bed for my middle son, hitting the thrift shops to look for more summer clothes for my oldest, and possibly throwing an impromptu birthday party for my middle son, who turned 4 yesterday. His aunt sent him $10 in the mail, which we used yesterday to buy a dish of chocolate ice cream with M&Ms and also a toy jackhammer from the thrift shop. A pleasant hour spent downtown 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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