Slowly, but surely, this Michigan gal is becoming more of a Southern Belle. Well, Belle WOULD be pushing it – but I find myself enjoying things that make life in the South unique and rewarding. Thank you, Southern Living Magazine.
The pace of life is delightful, granted Dallas is a large city with many-a-NYC-transplant, but still, I found myself appreciating how many people do move a bit slower than my beloved Michigan.
People are more kind. This is where I know I’m a southerner in part of my blood: I enjoy saying Hello to people. That is not part of up-north DNA.
Plus sweet tea. I love me some sweet tea. One of my top-five favorite drinks is an Arnold Palmer (1/2 tea and 1/2 lemonade) – and I find this drink especially delightful on a day such as today: rainy and cold.
And baby does too. Hehe. She readily enjoyed sharing our drink today (extremely watered down of course.)
Recipe for EXCELLENT lemonade iced-tea aka a darn good Arnold Palmer:
Makes: 8 cups / Prep: 10 min. / Cook: 5 min. / Steep 10 min.
- 3 cups water
- 2 family size tea bags
- 1 (1 oz.) package fresh mint leaves (1 cup loosely packed) – for all you Dallas-ites (or cities with the like) head to Central Market – a bunch of mint is just $1.
- 1/2 cup sugar (no one said this was healthy)
- 4 cups cold water
- 1 6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
- Garnish with fresh citrus
- Bring 3 cups water to a bio in saucepan. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and stir in fresh mint. Cover and steep 10 min.
- Remove and discard tea bags and mint. Stir in sugar until dissolved
- Pour tea into a 3 qt. container, and stir in 4 cups cold water and lemonade concentrate. Serve over ice. Garnish, if you desire – and you should!
Views of Austin this weekend: