Thursday, June 30, 2011

Homemade Ginger Soda, Exploding Peeps, and The Longest Scrabble Word. ever.

If you read my last post, you know we spent some time in WI with Karl's sister going to the Rendezvous, etc... We also got to have a fun time with food! Deciding to have a porch picnic, we had a delicious, healthy lunch. We had.................

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, and Beets with herbs

Fresh mixed greens from the Sarah and Nick's garden (mostly arugula YUM!)

A modern coleslaw with julienned carrots, oNiOns, broccoli stems with a apple cider vinegar and herb dressing.

Roasted cauliflower 

aaaand...Homemade GINGER SODA with orange wedges (the how-to below)

Our little picnic on the landing. We also had the local hamburger specialty which was boiled, yes BOILED hamburgers on a flat top grill. Mine was with horseradish. (Shake Shack and Culver's are better)

Soooo, for the ginger soda, you pulverize 1/2ish pound of fresh ginger and then heat it in a pot over the stove with some sugar (?) until it pretty bubbly and melty. Then you press it through a sieve and use the juice. Placing a 1/4 cup of the concentrated juice in each glass, add ice and club soda. Garnish with fresh miNT LeaVEs and enjoy!!!

We didn't have fresh mint readily available (it was in the garden about a mile away) so we used fresh orange wedges instead! 

Later that night before a game of Scrabble, we made S'mores with peeps in the microwave. (you have to watch them very closely or else they WILL explode!)

After a couple interesting rounds of quick Scrabble, we started getting ridiculous and started spelling the longest word "Antidisestablishmentarianism" and then started adding all the suffixes and ended up with "Antidisestablishmentarianismeshinglyesque."

What is YOUR favorite game?

1 comment:

  1. wow, the homemade ginger soda sounds good!