Sometimes, when you live in Wisconsin, a warm summer day can feel like vacation.
An open window, a fresh breeze and the smell of cut grass seem like gifts when the climate you live in demands sealed double paned windows for most of the year.
We like to sit on our front porch and sip cool drinks while neighbors stop by to chat, pushing brand new babies, or walking puppies that have become dignified dogs through the long winter months. On summer nights we idly watch our neighborhood’s show where chubby little toddlers stretch into agile kids and the octogenarians never age.
Last summer, on a whim, Molly whipped up delicious strawberry lemonade. You can make this refreshing and attractive drink any time of the year. But it’s best served to the tune of a baseball bat cracking a ball and the squeaky cheers of T-ball players.
Molly’s Strawberry Lemonade
1 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cups strawberries (You can use a mix of fresh and frozen this time of year)
3/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
1 cup water
Blend first five ingredients and pour into a 2 quart pitcher. Add five cups water to the pitcher and stir. Pour over ice and enjoy.