I have a confession.
And promise you won't make fun.
I am deathly afraid of thunderstorms.
Ryan has tried countless times to convince me how ridiculous it is. But how on earth am I not supposed to fear giant bolts of electricity randomly raining down from the sky? How is this not frightening??
I remain unconvinced.
It's a good thing my son thinks the lightning is merely a firework display, or else I'd have a hard time being the fearless parent who comes to the rescue at night when he's afraid.
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Oh yes, the limeade. Each week I'm challenging myself to come up with one recipe by myself. No sources/recipes to look from or use. It's been an adventure - at first I thought Ryan would hate the dishes and drinks I've made so far, but he's loved them. When he's asked me where the recipe came from, I like the way "the recipe is mine" tastes. This recipe was no exception. We received some fresh mint from a friend's garden this weekend, and I immediately knew we'd be using it for mint limeade. However, the mint we used was a little less minty than expected - less like toothpaste, and more like a mellow mint hue in the background. It worked perfectly with this recipe that way.
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Simple Mint Limeade
makes about 4 medium servings
3 C + 1 C water
1 C sugar
5-10 medium sized mint leaves (depending on how strong you want the flavor)
1/2 C fresh lemon juice
3/4 C lime juice
1. Prepare simple syrup. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 C water. Stir until uniform throughout. Add about 4 mint leaves to seep into mixture. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer for about a minute, then remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature (to speed things up, throw into the fridge). Remove mint leaves.
2. In a small pitcher, combine 3 C water, simple syrup mixture, lemon and lime juices. Refrigerate for about an hour. *taste to make sure the flavors are to your liking, make adjustments if necessary.
3. Place a 2-3 mint leaves in a few glasses. Pour limeade into the glasses. Enjoy!
this recipe is a bwb original.