Here in the beautiful land of the Pacific Northwest, sometimes you have to “create” your own summer. Today, I am wearing a yellow sweater with my boyfriend jeans and t-shirt. No, it is not in the high 90*s. It is chilly and cloudy and there is a bit of drizzle. How on earth do you think everything stays so lush and green? I honestly could do without the slugs and the mold and the mildew………….however, I have lived in the middle of Oklahoma. I know exactly how good we have it here!
Yesterday, this is what our kitchen counter top looked like. Today, happy Summer! We now have a lemonade center! So for under $8.00, a trip to the dollar store, the grocery store and unearthed an old lemon plate I have……………..instant Lemonade inspiration!!! a little corner of sunshine!
Get out your little sauce pan folks. It is simple syrup time. Walk outside and grab a sprig of rosemary, or a sprig of mint, come in and wash it and put it into a little mason jar. Put one cup of sugar and one cup of water in the pan. Turn on the flame. Bring to a boil, dissolve sugar while stirring and then cool. Pour over the sprig of rosemary. Put the lid on and put in the refrigerator. You are ready when you want a glass of icy cold lemonade. Love having it ready to go to make a quick glass of goodness.
Grab your sunglasses, a glass of lemonade with lots and lots of ice, Say GRACE and enjoy that first chilly sip. Happy Summer!
Today, I am grateful for: 107. lemons 108. dollar store finds 109. new grilling magazine 110. sugar in the raw 111. sunshine (in moderation) 112. flip flops 113. mixing 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 ice tea 114. grilled corn on the cob 115. colored straws 116. simple syrup ready to use