Thursday, July 5, 2007

Frugal Friday--Treats & Pillowcase Dress Update

Kool-Aid Snow Cones

2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid drink mix, any flavor
Bring water and sugar to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in the Kool-Aid drink mix. Cool completely.
Crush ice in a blender and spoon into cups. Spoon homemade syrup over crushed ice, or put into a squeeze bottle. Squueze over ice and enjoy!

FunBook tips courtesy of Magazine --

Berry Ice Cube Lemonade

Make and chill your favorite lemonade, or try this one. Empty one 11.5-oz. can frozen concentrate strawberry or any berry mix juice into a small pitcher and add one can of water, mixing well. Pour the juice into two ice cube trays, and add a raspberry or other berry or strawberry slice to each cube. Freeze. Slice lemons to fit on the lips of your glasses, add fruit cubes to glasses, and pour in the chilled lemonade. Garnish with mint sprigs, if you like.

Limeberry Crush

2 pints of hulled strawberries
1 1/2 cups of crushed ice
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons of lime juice
1. In a blender, combine strawberries, crushed ice, confectioners' sugar, and lime juice.

2. Blend the mixture until smooth, then serve immediately. Makes 4 cups.

Sun Tea Punch

6 to 8 bags of decaffeinated tea
1/2 gallon water
4 oranges, 3 juiced and 1 sliced
8 lemons, 7 juiced and 1 sliced
1/3 cup honey
1/2 bunch of mint
Combine the tea bags and water in a large glass jar and let them steep in the sun for 3 or more hours. Remove the tea bags. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Pour into tall, ice-filled glasses. Serves 10.

The Pillowcase Recycling FF entry proved very popular, especially since the DHM featured it on her site. When I came across this, I knew my readers would want to know about it. Rebecca at her Rennaissance blog posted how she adapted a pillowcase with yet another shoulder treatment for a perfectly adorable toddler dress. Now can there ever be enough pretty pillowcases to recycle this way?

Inform yourself with more Frugal Friday tips.

1 comment:

  1. You know, that almost makes me want a toddler so I can dress her in a dress like that. ;) I'll have to wait on grandchildren I suppose.

    I *love* these. Truly.


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