Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Treats - Red, White & Blue Shortcake + Orange Lemonade

We made a couple special treats to enjoy with our indoor picnic on Labor Day. In addition to bratwurst, hot dogs, baked beans, and potato salad, Olivia and I made Red, White, & Blue Shortcakes from the Five in a Row Cookbook.

Homemade shortcakes with fresh strawberries and blueberries
topped with whipped cream.

We also made Orange Lemonade that is from a pin on Pinterest. It led to Holidays Central that had a special focus on healthy food to serve on Labor Day.

Orange Lemonade


1 1/4 cups water
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (we didn't use)
1 teaspoon grated orange peel (we didn't use)
3 cups water


Boil 1-1/4 cups water and 1 cup sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and then pour into a pitcher.

 Stir in 3/4 cup lemon juice, 3/4 cup orange juice, 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel.

Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Stir in 3 cups of water and serve over ice.

1 comment:

Rita said...

Those shortcakes look especially good! :)