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June 25, 2011

Watermelon Lemonade~Loaded or Unloaded

My six year old, Bryce is always thinking.....about how he can make a buck.  I'm not sure if his motivation is all about making the actual money or the fact that he just loves to go shopping for himself.

Lemonade stands are high on his priority list.  The only drawback is that we live on a dairy farm, four miles from a residential neighborhood.  But this doesn't deter Bryce from setting up his stand.....he just calls Nonny and Papa {grandma & grandpa} from down the hill and asks them to come up to his stand he has set up on the lawn.....and then tries to sell them a cup of lemonade for $5 a piece.  Needless to say, he's also getting some practice on his negotiating skills.

Just the other day, when the temps reached 80 degrees, some fresh lemons were squeezed and some watermelon pureed-for a twist on conventional lemonade.  The watermelon lemonade was so good in fact, Bryce didn't have any left to sell at the stand.

Here's how it all went down.....
Squeeze your lemons, about 3/4 cup.

Pour into a pitcher of ice water.

Puree three cups of watermelon and strain the pulp.  Add to the lemon and water mixture.

Add sugar to taste and stir.

You can drink this, loaded for adults if you please or unloaded for kids and a mid-afternoon, refreshing summer beverage.

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