Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet tea and Bicycles

Hello everyone thanks for all the reading suggestions I am going to check them out we live right behind our public library so I have decided to start taking advantage and check out books again I have not checked out a library book since I was in high school I am excited.

Being from the south we love our sweet tea I make up to two gallons a day depending on if the kids are here all day so I thought I would share my recipe (now everyone makes their tea different this is how I make mine.)

Bring 2 family size Tetley Tea bags to a boil this is where Johnny and I disagree he brings his water to a boil then adds the tea bags. I put the tea bags in the water then bring to a boil. Once it comes to boil turn off.

Let it steep 3 to 5 mins

put one to two cups of sugar in the pitcher add hot tea on top of sugar let stand to melt sugar it making a simple syrup of sorts. Add water to pitcher put in fridge till cool. Serve over ice. Enjoy!
This makes one gallon.

My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks I am hinting about wanting this

Have a great day!

xoxo
Carrie

23 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

Great minds think alike...this is exactly how I make my tea!

Like your pink bike! be sure and share if you get this!

April said...

Do you know that I make tea in our coffee maker? I put a cup of sugar, maybe a tad more depending in everyone's tastes, in a gallon sized pitcher. I fill it half way with cold water and give it a good stir. I place 3 tea bags in the coffee filter basket (minus the coffee filter) and fill the coffee maker with 48 oz. of water and let it brew just like I would coffee. When it's done, I pour it into the pitcher, give it another good stir, and put it in the fridge. Mmm...so good!

the undomesticated wife said...

That cruiser is so cute!!

I'd love it if I lived behind the library! I'd be there every single day!

Nina Diane said...

that's exactly how I make my tea! And Santa brought me a pink bike very similar to that year before last.....it's a Roxy bike

Carrie said...

April I have made it in the coffee maker sometimes too

Darlene said...

That bike is adorable!! Hope you get it! If I lived right by a library I would probably be there every day. I just love going to the library!

Cherie said...

Love Love Love the Pink Bike!! It rocks!!! I hope you get it :D

Darlene said...

Oh and I just got a book from the library the other day and I am already half way through it. It is called It Only Takes a Moment by Mary Jane Clark. I don't know what kind of books you like but on the back from Publishers Weekly it says "Virtually everyone is a suspect." and from Booklist "Clark has perfected the suspense novel where in classic Christie fashion everyone is a potention suspect."

Has is caught your interest yet? In brief it is about a kidnapping of a TV reporters' 7 year old little girl. It has been really good so far........

Tam said...

I make the worlds worst sweet Tea! We grew up drinking unsweet tea and that is all I know how to make. I will try it your way!

OOO Girl I LOVE the pictures of this bike and I will have to take a PICTURE OF MY PINK BIKE! It is NOT as pink as this but I LOVE IT! I have just found the MOST PERFECT BASKET to go on the front of my bike! I will have to share PICTURES with you soon!

Hudson Goods said...

great vintage style bike, does it come in blue!

jenjen said...

Hi Carrie -
That bike is FABULOUS. What a great birthday gift that would be! I have a cruiser (although not as cute) and I love cruising around the neighborhood on it!

I love going to the library. I was going to suggest Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series to you. That is my favorite series. I have read it probably 8 times. Also, your package should be coming either tomorrow or Friday. I had to make sure the resin had set up fully before I shipped the pendant. Gone with the Wind is in the package. So if you read that it should keep you busy for a while (I think it's 800 pages or something).

Have a great night!

XOXO
Jen

Liz said...

That's how my parents make sweet tea but I use a Mr Coffee tea maker (very old model). My BFF has a newer model and the tea isn't as good.

I would love to have a bike too. I hope you get one!

Tina Leigh said...

Good grief...haven't checked out a book since high school!! You should be ashamed! Get that bike, put a basket on it & ride to the library!! I have a light green one like this with a basket on the front. I love it. I need to get a seat for LIttle Package so she can ride. It will soon be cool enough to ride again here.

Kelli said...

I love sweet tea so this is great! Thanks for sharing. I hope you get your bike. I want one like that too.

Carrie said...

Let me explain I read all the time I just have always rather buy the books because I love to reread them but am running out of room so thats the reason for wanting to start going to the library again.

Susan said...

OMGoodness! I absolutely LOVE sweet tea and I will try this recipe:) I also love that bike...I want one too, with a little basket:)

Tanielle said...

Oh what an adorable bike!!! I hope you get it!!! Let us know for sure!!!!

Have a great day!

Sandy Toes said...

I love sweet tea...oh yum with a big lemon!
sandy toe

Small House said...

Hope you get the bike!!!! You'll love it.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Meg said...

I LOVE that bike, you'd definitely have the cutest one around! Happy early birthday!

writing4612 said...

I love sweet tea too!

Christine said...

I was just at the library today for the first time in a while. I love getting the books on cd there as well as the books. I love your bike and I am going to make your sweet tea. Sounds so yummy.

Becky said...

Wait you did a "what should I read"? You should read The Sookie Stackhouse books!!! They are my most favorite EVER! Do you watch True Blood? -the books are way better! read em! :)