Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A Little Picnic Food

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's Party!" - Robin Williams

Today was an official picnic day.  My daughter and her cousins had decided.  The weather was right.  The sun was out and the snow had melted.  Eating outside always makes the most ordinary food taste wonderful. And somehow, for children, picnics make the day more memorable.

Here is the menu the little girls came up with.
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (cut into triangles, crust removed)
sliced cheese
chocolate pieces
homemade crackers
strawberry lemonade

To make
Strawberry Lemonade:
6 lemons
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
about 7 cups water

1.First the girls juiced the lemons using a small plastic citrus juicer.
2. Then they poured the lemon juice into a glass pitcher and set aside

3.  Next , the girls put frozen strawberries into a small blender to be pureed. They added water to the container, just enough to help with blending.

4.  They pureed the strawberries for about 2 minutes...This is about what the strawberries should look like at this point.

5.  The girls poured their puree into the glass container that already held the squeezed lemon juice.
6.  Next, add the water.
7.  Add sugar and honey. (You might need to add slightly less, or slightly more sugar, based on the sweetness of your strawberries...so taste it before you serve)

8.  Now it is ready to serve!
     A  perfect picnic drink


  1. Beautiful photo of your picnic fare! I am running (yes running!)to the kitchen to go and make strawberry lemonade this very minute!