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"‘Is your lemonade sweet enough?’ Mrs. Oleson asked. So Laura knew that it was lemonade in the glasses. She had never tasted anything like it." – On the Banks of Plum Creek

Town Party Lemonade

Always ask permission from an adult before you begin cooking. Never cook by yourself.

You will need:

2/3 Cup sugar
1 Cup water
3 Large lemons
3 Cups cold water
2-cup measuring cup
Long-handled spoon
Sharp knife
Juicer (and, if juicer is slotted, a bowl to set it on)
6 glasses

Add the water to the sugar in the measuring cup; stir to dissolve. Set aside.

Roll the lemons on the counter with your palm a few times to make them juicier. Cut the lemons in half. Set the juicer over the bowl and squeeze as much of the juice out of the lemons as you can. If you have the kind of juicer with its own catch basin, be sure to remove any seeds. Pour the juice into the pitcher.

Stir the sugar water into the lemon juice, then add the cold water and stir. Taste the lemonade to see if it is sweet enough. Pour the lemonade over ice in six tall glasses to serve.

Recipe taken from The Little House Treasury by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Erikson.

Laura Ingalls Wilder