Speedy Strawberry Lemonade

We celebrated my daughter’s birthday over the weekend and I served this lemonade at her party. No, it’s not from scratch but that’s okay!! And that’s because this is quick, easy, looks pretty and tastes yummy. Sounds good to me!

Speedy Strawberry Lemonade (serves a crowd)

  • 96 ounces store bought lemonade
  • 2 liters of lemon lime soda
  • 1 bag of frozen whole strawberries

Add everything into a punch bowl or large drink dispenser. Stir and serve.

strawberry lemonadeNow if you do an outdoor party like we did or are just having a BBQ, the frozen strawberries work really well to keep the lemonade cold. They act as giant strawberry ice cubes. Not only do they keep the lemonade cold, but they won’t water it down and also add that strawberry flavor.

lemonadeAs for the lemonade, I bought a 2 pack of organic lemonade over at Costco. First time I tried it but I really liked it. And it was super inexpensive. Look for it next time you’re there.

And if you’re looking to serve an adult beverage, try adding vodka to make this into Speedy Spiked Strawberry Lemonade. Mmmmm……

vodka

Gosh Darn Good Granola!

granolaI must share this granola with all of you! I’m not even a huge granola fan but I bought this a couple of weeks ago and it is literally the best granola I’ve ever eaten. Reason I bought it? Strictly the box. Yes, I was completely swayed by their marketing. The box looks like a milk carton! And it was on sale! I didn’t even look at the box to see how many ounces it was, I just really wanted that granola. Happy to say that once I actually did look at the box, I saw it’s 15 ounces. Same amount as most cereal boxes. So it was in fact a good buy. Why is this granola “the best granola I’ve ever eaten”? Here’s some reasons why…

  1. Product of the USA. Do I really need to say more about that?
  2. Non GMO project verified.
  3. Made with organic oats and organic sugar.
  4. The ingredient list isn’t a mile long, and it actually has things in it that I’ve heard of and can pronounce.
  5. 26 grams or more of whole grain per serving!
  6. The milk style container is recyclable.
  7. And it tastes AMAZING!

This granola is delicious to eat straight out of the carton. Or out of your hand. After I opened the box, I sat on the couch with my oldest daughter and just kept pouring it into our hands. I think I ate at least a cup of granola in one sitting. It was a little excessive, I admit. But I don’t regret it.

granola 2It would also be great in a parfait, or just simply sprinkled over yogurt. No need to get fancy.

granola 3Probably amazing in homemade granola bars. Haven’t tried it yet, because I’m still stuck in the eating it out of my hand phase. But it’s on my to do list.

I picked up this Willamette Valley Granola Company Gourmet Granola, Blueberry Flax, at my local Sprouts Farmers Market. If you have one nearby, go grab yourself a carton. I got mine on sale for $2.99 which was $2 off their regular price. Hope they keep it in stock. In case they don’t, I went back the other day and picked up another box. 🙂