On a lighter note...
Since most people are picnicking today, I thought I'd post a refreshing drink that's perfect to kick off the start of the summer!
Strawberry Slush Delight
3 cups sugar
6 cups water
1 (46 fluid oz.) can pineapple juice
1 (12 fluid oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 (12 fluid oz.) cans frozen orange juice concentrate
1 quart strawberries (fresh or frozen) pureed in a blender
2 cups rum, or to taste
2 (2 liter) bottles chilled lemon-lime soda
In a saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water by bringing it to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool.
Combine the sugar water with the pineapple juice, lemonade, orange juice and pureed strawberries in a 6-quart container. Mix in the rum to taste. Put the entire mixture into a large plastic ice cream pail and freeze overnight.
To make the drinks to order, scoop 1/2 cup of the frozen mixture into an 8 oz glass. Fill the glass with lemon-lime soda and serve with a straw. Keeps well in freezer for up to one month.