Saturday, May 03, 2008

3 Words

Sum up your week in three little words.
“You can sing it, you can say it, you can write it, you can draw it. It can be funny or sad or poignant as long as it’s honest.”It has been a very relaxing three day weekend for me. I slept late. I cleaned the house. I did some laundry and packaged up some things I need to ship out.

I made some home made iced tea that turned out so yummy that I don't think I'll ever buy pre-made tea again.

All I did was heat up a pot of water in our teapot on the stove. After it boiled I poured it into a pitcher and placed six teabags in it and let it steep. I used Peach tea-yum!

While the tea steeped, I made a simple sugar solution to sweeten it. You can't sweeten iced tea with regular sugar because it doesn't dissolve properly.

I put 2 C of water and 2 C of sugar in a pan on the stove and brought it to a boil, stirring it until all of the sugar was dissolved. After reaching a boil I took it off of the stove top and let it cool.

I took the teabags out of the pitcher and poured half the tea into another pitcher.
I added half the simple sugar mixture to each pitcher and added ice.

It turned out sooooo good. Now I have two pitchers of iced tea for the price of six teabags and 2 cups of sugar. I know you can make "sun tea" in the same fashion, but I didn't have six hours to wait while the tea steeped. I will be making this again for sure.

Don't forget to go and bid on some items in the online auction. I so much want to make a difference in the life of this child.

Happy Sunday!

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Sweet tea is a total thing of the South...you can also just put your sugar into your hot tea (after you throw out the bags) and stir until it disolves then add the ice and water. One less step in there:)

dmbonilla said...

Growing up in the south, We kept sweet tea in our fridge on a daily basis. I do my tea the same way as Tracy! Good for you! Maybe some of my southern-ness is wearing off on you! See you bright and early. I cant believe we have to go back tomorrow.. bummer..

OH MY #6 said...

glad to hear. I want some of that tea!

Lea

OH MY #6 said...

PS. How do you make sun tea?

Lea

Mike & Tara said...

I'll have to try that!