Spring is definitely in the air here in Kansas, so when I saw these limes for only $.99 I knew that I could put them to good use.
Whether my list is long or short, I always make time to browse the produce aisles of the grocery store for the orange and yellow Manager’s Special stickers. Doing this allows me to stretch my grocery budget and to experiment with foods I don’t usually purchase (like limes). Some of my favorite buys are 3 lb. bags of apples for $1.99, bananas for $.39/lb, gallons of milk for $1.99, and fresh mushrooms for $1.69/lb.
Here’s how we turned our bag-o-cheap-limes into a refreshing weekend treat.
Tip: Roll and squish the room-temperature limes before cutting for maximum juice output.
Fresh Strawberry Limeade Slush
- juice from three limes
- 1/3 c. sugar syrup (heat 1/2 c. sugar and 1/4 c. water until sugar is dissolved)
- 3 c. frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 c. water
Squeeze the juice from three limes into a blender. Add sugar syrup, strawberries, and water. Blend until smooth. Add ice. Blend to desired slushy consistency, adding more ice and/or water as needed.
Not that we’ll tire of slushes around here, but my use of fresh limes is otherwise limited. Have any ideas or recipes for me?