My weekend agenda is quickly filling up. Today I’m seeing this movie:
I read the book when it first came out and I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the movie :)
Then on Saturday I am doing Pat’s Run – it’s a 4.2 mile race for Pat Tillman. The race is sold out with 28,000 runner participating! I volunteered on Wednesday to hand out race packets and the enthusiasm for this race is unreal. I have heard so many good things and I ‘m excited to run it!
After the run I’ll be heading to brunch with some of the ladies from the Arizona Bloggers Network. I am pumped to get to hang out with some of my fav bloggers and meet lots of new faces! If you have an Arizona blog please visit the Arizona Bloggers Network website and register your blog (it’s free!) and we do all sorts of fun meet ups and events – and we’d love to have you join us :)
And we’ll probably be finishing up the work on our pool (more on this later) – which I hope to conclude with some relaxing in the finished pool ;)
Confession: Sweet tea is one of my guilty pleasures. To make matters worse, one glass is never enough…I’m always going back for seconds.
This sweet tea is so easy to make – just a few simple ingredients and only a few minutes of active time (I like mine cooold when I drink it!). This is one of my summer staples, especially if I’ll be doing anything outside in the heat.
I’m a little biased when it comes to the kind of tea I make mine with. I love Luzianne tea – my mom always used it to make sun tea when I was growing up so it reminds me of summer instantly and it’s the only way to go for me :) Plus they make it in these awesome family sized bags, which make it easier for brewing pitchers of tea versus just one cup! But really you can use any brand of tea you like!
And when you’re making this, I am sure you’ll think that baking soda is a really odd ingredient – but don’t skip it! It helps keep the tea from getting cloudy and bitter – it tastes fresh longer. Also, if you like a sweeter tea, you can increase the sugar to 1 cup to give a little extra.
- 6 tea bags (or 3 family-size bags of Luzianne tea)
- 8 cups water, divided
- ¾ sugar
- Pinch of baking soda
- 1 lemon, cut into slices, if desired
- Measure 3 cups of water into a large microwave safe measuring bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
- Place tea bags in the hot water and steep for 3-5 minutes (to taste). Remove tea bags and pour into a 2 quart pitcher.
- Stir in sugar and baking soda until dissolved. Pour in remaining 5 cups of cool water and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice with lemon slices, if desired.