We made Old Fashioned Lemonade.
A simple syrup heating up.
The cutest lemon juicer around.
Putting those little muscles to work.
Practicing his pouring technique.
It was a great project for us to do together. Nathan loves to help in the kitchen, but isn't ready to handle a big, sharp knife. And the juicer was a little touch to operate too. It took all our strength to get the lemons juiced, even after microwaving and rolling them. But a tall glass of cool lemonade was a fitting reward.
Fresh Lemonade Base
2 ½ cups water
1 ¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 1/4 cups lemon juice
In a saucepan, heat and stir water and sugar over medium heat till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes. Add peel and juice to sugar mixture. Pour into a jar, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
For each glass of lemonade, combine equal parts base and water in an ice-filled glass; stir.
Makes about 4 cups base.
Next week's Unplugged Project theme: Garden.