Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Blueberry Lemonade and Crazy Dreams

Ever have one of those dreams that just really messes you up? Like, you wake up, go "wtf?" and then it lingers with you, leaving you in a funky weird-dream mood for the rest of the day.


Early Monday morning (okay, it was like 9am, but I'm on 2 weeks vacay, so it was early) I had that dream.
In the dream I was holding a baby. In the dream it was my baby but please know that in real life I have a total of zero biological children, only one fur-baby. So in the dream I'm holding a real baby -my baby- and it's crying because it's hungry. So I go to the kitchen to make it's bottle. I'm trying to get the formula powder in the bottle but I keep spilling it. There's powder everywhere, and it's green.

Screaming baby in my left arm, trying to fix the bottle with my right hand, minty green formula powder all over the counter. THEN some guy walks in the kitchen and says something that makes me feel like he's some kind of maintenance man. He proceeds to open the freezer which swing to hit me in the back/shoulders and is now pressing me into the counter. I am so annoyed. I'm just trying to fix my crying dream baby their minty green bottle!

So I wake up and I'm confused, and a little pissed off at the dream maintenance guy, and I keep thinking that I am a terrible mother. But mostly, I keep wondering..... why was the formula green???


Well, I may not be able to fix my non-existent baby their minty green formula bottle, but I sure can make some blueberry lemonade! This simple recipe is tart and sweet and tays-ty. You win some, you lose some.


Blueberry Lemonade

simple syrup
1 cup blueberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water

combine in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 mins. Let cool.

the other goods
1/3-1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (depending on how tart you want it)
filtered water
ice
extra blueberries for garnish

Combine lemon juice, and strained blueberry simple syrup in a large pitcher.
I pushed my blueberry syrup through my hand held ricer, you only want the syrup, not the big blueberry bits.
Add enough water to make 1-2 qts. depending on how strong you want your lemonade. Chill in the fridge. Serve over ice with extra blueberries.