A park with great success and a lot of profit; that is the goal of any park owner. Good rides, short lines, and great food are all important factors when creating the prefect theme park. What if this park owner had a deep desire to make a ride so grand… so perfect… that it lasted half of your lifetime? One park designer was crazy enough to do just that. His perfect park of 10 years of success had a black sheep in his park, “Mr. Bones Wild Ride.” The ride seemed tame enough for any family member to enjoy – a simple car ride. But little known to his suspecting prey, below the ground lay a treacherous tapestry of track so long that you would spend years of your life riding it. This ride, unsurprisingly, upset many costumers yet the line of eager guest grew. No one knew what awaited them because no one knew what happened to the guest after the ride was done. It was a wild ride!
Every so often I get this sudden urge to load up Roller Coaster Tycoon and just build parks. I’ve hit one of those urges recently and have been continuing my adventure through the parks from where I last left off. I decided to dive into the Loopy Landscape expansion. I always enjoy how I can open up a game and time will just fly without me realizing it. The game much less stressful than a lot of other games I currently play so the pace is refreshing. While playing I was surprised by the amount of concession stands added to the game. I got excited about the possibilities of recipes I could explore.
As summer begins to slowly creep its way here in Texas I am finding different ways to keep cool. One of my favorite ways is with a refreshing glass of fresh lemonade. You could go to your local grocery store and buy some premade lemonade but the difference between fresh and a bottle is pretty gigantic. This recipe isn’t too time consuming or difficult. You just need to juice those lemons (I put my husband to work here). At times, I wish I wasn’t lazy about juices and I made the fresh stuff more often. Maybe I’ll get a juicer and make it a new hobby of mine. Enough about my dreams of making all my food from scratch, let’s take a look at this recipe.
Servings: About 5-6 cups
– 1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice (About 5-7 Lemons)
– 1 Cup Sugar
– 1 Cup Water
– 3-4 Cups Water
Begin by placing the cup of sugar and the single cup of water in a pot. Mix the two together and bring to a boil. This will create the syrup so you won’t have random chunks of sugar sitting at the bottom of the lemonade. Once the mixture comes to a low boil, turn off the heat.
Squeeze your lemons of their juice. Use whatever you have around your place, a lemon squeezer, a juicer, or just your bare hands! Squeeze until you have one cup of lemon juice.
In a large pitcher (or in my case a bottle I’ve saved) mix the syrup and lemon juice. Add the additional water. I would first add three cups of water and taste it. If it is too strong, add another cup. This part is all up to you. I did three cups and it was pretty strong in the lemon department. Just keep adding water until you reach your desired flavor and make sure to do it in small batches after the first three cups.