Homemade lemonade
by: Mary

Last week one of the kids said, “Mom! You should write about this on your blog!” And I responded, “Do YOU want to write about it on my blog?”

They said sure.

This first blog is by Mary, telling the story of last week when we made homemade lemonade (which we only did because I did that dumb thing where I accidentally ordered five pounds of lemons instead of five individual lemons). 

The lemonade was delicious, I included the recipe at the bottom of Mary’s post.

This is, I hope, the first of many posts by the kids.

Enjoy. X


This  is  David  zesting  a  lemon.

I  am  putting  sugar  in.

We  also squeezed the lemons.

It  took  a  long  time.

Anna  helped.


When  we  were  done  we  poured  the  squeezed lemons  in.

Anna  loved  the   lemonade!

It  was  a  little  bitter.

I    loved  it  too!

We  all did!



Homemade Lemonade

  • 8 C water, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • ice


  1. Combine 3 cups of water, sugar and lemon zest in a saucepan. Bring to boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool completely.
  3. In a large pitcher or jug, add the lemon juice and remaining 5 cups of water.
  4. Pour COOLED sugar/water/zest mixture through a colander and into the pitcher. The strainer will remove the lemon zest. Discard the lemon zest.
  5. Add ice and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (If you can wait that long. WE COULD NOT WAIT!) Pour over ice and enjoy!



  1. Mary May 4, 2020

    OMG!! I love this!!! My daughter wants to write like me, and I have pondered letting her do a blog post!! This turned out wonderful!!

  2. Brenda Payne May 4, 2020

    KUDOS to Mary!!! I love your post!! Way to go Miss Kreiger! Please write more. And you wrote so descriptively that my mouth watered and my lips puckered while I read your words

  3. Jess May 5, 2020

    What an adorable new type of bring your kids to work day. I love it.

  4. Amy May 5, 2020

    This sounds so delicious! Keen to try making some with my kids!

  5. Ally May 5, 2020

    And you say teaching from home isn’t going so well?! Looks like Mary has a bright blogging future!

  6. Caressa Walker May 5, 2020

    I love that you added the kids pictures to the lemonade edit made the post more personable and honestly more likely to actually try the lemonade recipe.

  7. Caressa Walker May 5, 2020

    I like the fact that you added the kids pictures into the actual post and watching them enjoyed it made me want to try the actual recipe more.

  8. Adriana May 6, 2020

    Theres nothing better than fresh lemonade! Can’t wait to make this with my son.

  9. Ann May 6, 2020

    I love! Bookmarked it. We will try over the weekend!


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