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Fresh Lemonade, or, What to do with that big bag of lemons you justbought at Costco or Sam’s Club

Fresh Lemonade, or, What to do with that big bag of lemons you justbought at Costco or Sam’s Club

You know those big bags of lemons that are at Costco or Sam’s Club and are so cheap you can’t resist buying them?  And then you don’t use them all and some go to waste and you feel guilty?

Well, it is a good thing I like lemonade, and have this easy recipe to make it with fresh lemons.
Alll you need is 4 lemons, 3/4 cup sugar, and 4 cups of water.
Slice the lemons into thin slices, and if you are energetic, remove the seeds.  If not, they are easy enough to strain out when you pour out a glass.  Throw the ends into your disposal for the freshest smelling disposal in town.  Put the slices into a flat bottom bowl, and pour the sugar over the slices.
Let the lemons slices macerate for 30 minutes or so to release as much of the juice as possible.  Mash the lemon slices with the back of a large spoon, or use a potato masher.  You are still working to release as much juice as you can.  Then, pour in 4 cups of ice cold water.
Stir to dissolve any remaining sugar, and pour over a glass of ice.  You’ve got lemonade, and, you used a bunch of those lemons you got in a bag.
Or I suppose if you have a lemon tree in your back yard you can use those up this way as well.  Just don’t tell me about it because jealousy isn’t pretty.


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