Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

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Liberty’s Snow Slushi

Liberty decided to use the snow to “cook” up something. Here’s her recipe:

1/2 tsp lime juice

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp water

2 T sugar

2 cups snow

food coloring (optional)

Mix together: lime juice, lemon juice, water, sugar, and snow. Add drops of food coloring according to the food coloring box. Stir it up. Add a straw and spoon and ENJOY! :)

Momma’s note: something tells me, from the amount of sour and sweet going on, her estimates of lime and lemon juices and sugar were a little low. Or a lotta low. Or, if you ask Pierce, not even on the chart low. He couldn’t get enough. Judging from the amount of lime juice left in the fridge… it was closer to 1/2 a cup per serving. The first batch contained a ridiculous amount of real vanilla as well. I found myself explaining the benefits and drawbacks of vanilla with citrus… all agreed it was better omitted. My vanilla stash and frugal side appreciated their omission.


Charlotte Moore said...

Hahahaha!!! Funny!! How much snow did you all get?

Adrienne F said...

We ended up with six to eight inches. More than Missouri usually gets!

Charlotte moore said...

Oh no!!! That is a good bit. I am not for the cold, icy, snowy weather. BRRRRR!!!

lac512004 said...

I have a recipe for homemade vanilla. I'll even send you the vanilla beans. But the other ingredient can't be shipped. :) It's the cheapest vanilla you'll ever have. And it's yummy.

Adrienne F said...

I've heard of that other ingredient. :) Where do you get your vanilla beans? I've read about making vanilla but never ventured there.