...make lemonade. Here's an old Southern Living recipe I have in my personal recipe book of favorites. It's great for get togethers, showers, etc. After having a sour week, we need something sweet around here!
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (About 8 lemons)
5 cups of cold water
Garnish: lemon slices (cut like above on rim of glass)
Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water until sugar dissolves.
Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, and 5 cups cold water. Chill 8 hours.
Add lemon slices. Yield: 8 cups. Prep: 20 min., Chill 8 hours.
That just reminded me of going to a wedding shower years ago where the bride's mother gave her daughter a handmade recipe book containing their family favorite recipes she enjoyed from childhood. Isn't that such a neat idea for children to cherish for years? I plan to do that for my boys and give it to them when they marry or go off to college. I also want to teach both how to cook the basics so they can attempt some of the recipes when they're out on their own. Right now their books are relatively empty, since no "favorites" have been established at Chez White. It's not that I'm a terrible cook; they're terrible eaters. I don't think I can get the recipe for McDonald's cheeseburgers. Frankly, don't think I want that one...