Sunday, June 26, 2011

Three Things

Sometimes you just need a little sweet drink. On occasion I make orange julius for an after-dinner treat for Jeremy and I (which transports me to childhood when we'd make orange julius and popcorn snacks). No sugar needed, just refreshing, icey, orangey goodness in a glass.

I bought this citrus press last weekend to help in my weekly lemonade making endeavors. And I'll tell you what, it makes juicing lemons so much quicker! I whipped up a fresh batch of lemonade this afternoon.

I found this jar at the thrift store for under a dollar. I love that it says drinking jar on the bottom. It indeed makes a great drinking jar.


Amanda said...

I was just telling Kyle last week how I used to make orange julius! How do you do it without any sugar?

Jessica Bergschneider said...

Yeah, my orange julius has sugar... I make the Maine's recipe though...we used to go to their house after church on Sundays for orange julius and good!

stephanie said...

Amanda, my orange julius recipe only calls for something like an 1/8th of a cup of sugar. And I just omit it. No other adjustments. It's plenty sweet, so I figure we're not missing anything! Hope that helps...

liz nelson said...

do you use mom's orange julius recipe just without the sugar? i love orange julius.:) what is your lemonade recipe/ratio? fresh made lemonade is hard to beat. also, i love that drinking jar!:)

stephanie said...

Liz, I do use Mom's recipe and just omit the sugar. It works out just fine.
As far as lemonade, I use 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, 4 cups of water, and 2 teaspoons of powdered stevia (I buy that at Trader Joes). It's just a tiny bit tart, but sweet enough for our tastes. I make a double recipe and keep it in a jar in the fridge and we drink on it throughout the week.

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