The other day I decided to make some homemade lemonade. My mom has done this before, but I finally learned how to. I figured I would let some people here know how to make it. It mostly goes by taste, so if you do not like lemonade I would not try it. Also, depending on how tart or sweet you like it is based on how much sugar and water you put in it.
1. Start out with lemons. I bought around 12 lemons however I believe I only used 9. The more lemons you use, the more lemonade you get. The less you use...well you get the picture.
You start out with one lemon and a knife.
Cut the lemon in half.
After you cut the lemon in half you are going to squeeze the juice out of it. I would suggest not doing this by hand. I have a lemon/citrus juicer. I bought mine at walmart for around $4.00. I love mine, because not all of the seeds get into my lemonade juice and it holds all of the juice in the glass container.
I start out by pouring all my fresh sqeezed lemon juice in a pitcher.
Then I add 2 cups water.
Once I add two cups water, I add 1/2 cup sugar.
From here, I use my taste. If I think it is to tart, I add 1/2 cup of water.
If it is not sweet enough, I add 1/2 cup more of sugar.
I would not add more than a 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar at a time, because you do not want to get it to watery. I did this once and when you put ice with it (if you like that) it becomes more watered down and does not taste that good.
As for running. I have ran once this week. It is hard not to get burned out when you run 4 days a week and then again on Sat. I am starting to only run 2 days a week since I have my stamina up pretty good. I do not want to overwork it to much before my first half. 8 miles this sat. and then 6 on the following and then it will be close to time for my first half marathon!!!!
I hope everybody has a great rest of the week and weekend!