Saturday, May 18, 2013


Happy weekend, dear reader! Happy, indeed. I'm so ready for it. This was a long work week for me, with a few added weeknight babysitting gigs scattered into the schedule. Each babysitting session was for a 2-year-old girl, each of them sweet and very snuggly, so I really, really can't complain. Two-year-old girls have a magical way of making late nights completely worth it.

As for the homefront, I got pretty much nothing accomplished this week. Not even in the kitchen.

So I'm sharing this recipe I made a couple weeks ago, on a hot, hot day when my mom was visiting. I'd actually never heard of Brazilian lemonade before, but it's a pretty special drink. Frothy, sweet, and cold. It hit the spot.

Brazilian lemonade is typically made with lime juice and sweetened condensed milk (no lemon), but it seems we still call it by the same name even when lemons are substituted. I chose to do a combination of lemons and limes - good choice, Alyssa. :)

While my mom was visiting, she and I stumbled across 10-cent lemons and managed to come home with at least 30 of them. We tried this Brazilian and then juiced the rest for regular lemonade - enough to last the whole week of her visit! You know, with some raspberry vodka added... :)

Brazilian Lemonade
makes 4 cups

1/2 cup lemon juice (3 - 4 medium lemons)
1/3 cup lime juice (2 - 3 limes)
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 cups cold water
pinch salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Will be frothy.
Serve over ice.

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