In the kitchen this week, I should really be writing, "on the back porch", but you'll get the idea.
I don't know about you, but I grew up drinking "sun tea". Back in the day (around 1983 or so) my Momma had gotten the really cool 1-gallon glass pitcher jars with the drain spout near the bottom. In the morning, she'd fill the jar with water, dangle in 3 or 4 tea bags, screw the lid on and sit the pitcher on the picnic table in the back yard in full sun. Within a few hours, the sun had warmed the water and brewed the tea. She'd add some sugar to sweeten it, because that's what works for us, and we'd drink "sun tea". I remember thinking it was the coolest thing ever!
Sunday, my daughter and I drove to the Dollar Tree to see what kind of goodies we could get for $1.00. While there, I saw some small spouted pitchers, perfect for making sun tea. These were plastic and will probably last about 1 whole week, but I thought the kids would love to see the tea brew by the sun's warmth. Of course, in true homeschooling fashion, we turned it into a "science experiment" and discussed how the tea was brewed. You know you're a mommy when you are trying to relive your past with your kids. Thankfully they loved it!
How about you? Did you grow up drinking "sun tea"?
This post has been linked to:
- Make it Yourself Monday at Eat From Your Pantry
- Homemaker Monday at 11th Heaven
- Tuesday's Tips at Couponomic Stimulus Package
- WFMW at We Are That Family
- Wordful Wednesday at Seven Clown Circus
- Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Mom
- Wordless Wednesday at A Lot of Loves
- Wordless Wednesday at Newlyweds Blog
- Wordless Wednesday at A Daily Dose of Toni
- You Know Your a Mom When-sDaze at Arizona Mamma