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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lemonade Recipe for adults

Vodka Lemonade:

  • ice cubes
  • mint
  • raspberries
  • 1 1/2 C. superfine sugar
  • 1/2 C. boiling water
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 C. lemon juice
  • 4 C. cold water
  • 1 C. chilled lemon-flavored vodka

Place one mint leaf or 2 raspberries into each compartment of an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze. Combine sugar and boiling water; stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Let simmer 5 minutes. Cool. Add lemon zest and lemon juice, stir and refrigerate until ready to use. To prepare lemonade, combine the lemonade syrup, cold water and vodka in a glass pitcher. Stir to combine. Add a few ice cubes to the pitcher for a decorative accent. Fill tall glasses with mint and raspberry ice cubes. Pour lemonade over. Garnish with a mint sprig. You can omit the vodka from the pitcher and add to individual glasses as desired.

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Princess Plays T-Ball === choosing the right glove

This summer our little princess will be playing tee-ball. It is the first year and well while our own children played it has been quite a few years. So we needed to get all new equipment from a glove to a bat and new shoes. It does not take a lot of money to get the equipment as it is not necessary to purchase the top brands or the sharpest looking. In fact it is more important to purchase good quality that will last through the T-ball season.

Choosing a glove does matter in size. Fit is very important and size doe matter. Beginning players need a smaller glove so that they can tune up their skills of catching and fielding. A good youth glove will measure around 9 1/2" to 10 3/4". No need to purchase a specialized glove at this level of the game as t-ball allows player to understand the game, positions and how to play.

Most baseball gloves are constructed with a leather palm and synthetic material. A lighter glove allows the player to easily close their glove. A good leather glove properly cared for will last beyond the season of ball. Often children play 2 years of t-ball prior to working up the league. In the next division your child will need a new glove.

Once you and your player agree on which new glove is perfect for them have them to start practicing opening and closing the glove. Using the glove will help them to build their hand muscle and loosen the glove up.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Family Pics from Spring Cookout

Grandmas Cucumber Salad

Tonight went to my daughters house for a cook out. The first of many to be this summer. While the food was good I just could not help to think about this delicious salad that my grandmother used to serve every picnic. Enjoy!!

Grandma's Cucumber Salad

3 Med. Cucumbers Peeled and Sliced 1/4"
1 Med. Onion sliced and separate into rings
3 Med. tomatoes cut into wedges...
1/2 C. Vinegar
1/4 C. Sugar
1 C. water
1/4 C. olive oil
2 tsp.salt
1 tsp. ground pepper

Combine all in a large bowl, toss making sure everything is coated well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs before serving

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