Don’t let the dog days of summer drag you down. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a tasty glass of strawberry lemonade. This cool drink recipe is one the whole family will love!
Summertime Strawberry Lemonade
3 cups cold water, divided
2 cups frozen sliced or whole strawberries, partially thawed
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup sugar
- Place strawberries in a blender or food processor container with 1 cup water. Cover and blend until smooth. Add remaining 2 cups water and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a large pitcher.
- Stir in lemon juice and sugar. (Add more sugar if necessary to taste.)
- Pour into ice-filled glasses.
- Serve and enjoy.
Servings: Approximately 5 1-cup servings.
Prep time: 15 minutes
It seems like everyone has their own recipe for tweaking canned pork and beans. But in case you don’t, this easy recipe is a good one to get you started
½ to 1 pound of bacon
1 onion chopped
2 16 ounce cans of pork and beans
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup ketchup
3 tbs of prepared yellow mustard
1 tbs of lemon juice
Cook the bacon. Cut it into pieces and set aside. Add the chopped onion to some of the bacon grease and cook until it is soft. In a large bowl, mix everything but the bacon. Put the mixture in a baking dish. A Dutch oven works great. Top with the bacon and cooked covered in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes.
Grilling corn on the cob is a great treat at summer barbeques but might take up too much time and precious grill space, especially if you are hosting a large crowd. Here’s an easy way to deliver a tasty side dish of corn that your guests will surely appreciate.
1 pound of bacon
1 bell pepper chopped
1 onion chopped
2 16 ounce bags of frozen corn
½ cup sugar optional
In a deep skillet fry the bacon. Remove from skillet, crumble it and set aside. Save some of the bacon grease, and add the pepper and onion to the skillet. Cook until soft and then add the corn. If you prefer to sweeten the pot, add some sugar to the corn along with a little salt and pepper to season it. If you like things hot, use a little cayenne pepper. When the corn is thoroughly heated through, return the crumbled bacon to the skillet, stir and serve.