Elderly Care in Gainesville GA

There is nothing like trying a new treat for your parent to make any day in their elderly care journey more special. When the temperatures start to soar and the humidity creeps up, fresh recipes Elderly-Care-in-Gainesville-GAthat take advantage of the abundant fruits of the summer months are perfect for cooling your parent off and refreshing them. These treats are also a great way for your parent to enjoy the fun and mental stimulation of getting into the kitchen with their elderly health care services provider.

June 10 through 12 are National Lemonade Days. This is the perfect opportunity for your loved one to create this delicious, refreshing classic beverage with a flavorful twist. Start with fresh fruit for the best flavor and highest quality nutrition.

 

Lemonade

What You Will Need

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of lemon juice
  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 and 3/4 cups of white sugar
  • A strainer
  • A large pitcher
  • A small saucepan

 

What to Do

  • Place the small saucepan over high heat
  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 and 3/4 cups of white sugar
  • Allow the saucepan to come to a boil
  • Stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool
  • Cool to room temperature and then cover
  • Refrigerate until completely chilled, roughly 2 hours
  • Strain the seeds from the lemon juice, but retain the pulp
  • Stir the syrup, lemon juice and remaining water in the pitcher

 

Strawberry Sauce

What You Will Need

  • 2 pounds of hulled strawberries
  • 1/2 of a whole lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • A medium saucepan
  • A stirring spoon
  • A potato masher
  • A fine mesh strainer
  • A medium bowl
  • A wooden spoon
  • A large pitcher

What to Do

  • Place the medium saucepan over medium high heat
  • Add the strawberries, remaining sugar and vanilla to the medium saucepan
  • Juice the lemon directly into the saucepan
  • Bring the saucepan to a gently boil
  • Stir constantly, and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, until the strawberries have gotten very soft
  • Remove from the heat
  • Use the potato masher to smash the strawberries well
  • Place the strainer over the medium bowl
  • Pour the mixture through the strainer
  • Use the wooden spoon to continue to stir the fruit, forcing the liquid through the strainer
  • Set the pulp aside
  • Skim the foam off the sauce
  • Pour the now skimmed sauce back into the saucepan
  • Place on high heat
  • Boil the sauce on medium high heat for about 3 minutes
  • Skim any remaining foam
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly
  • Pour into a jar or pitcher and add the pulp back in if so desired

 

To create a sweet and tart strawberry lemonade, add your fresh lemonade and a handful of ice into your blender or frozen beverage maker and blend until it creates a frosty smoothie texture. Add in some of your strawberry sauce and blend just until the strawberry sauce creates a swirl through the lemonade. Serve in a glass with a rim of coarse sugar for an extra special treat.

The staff at Home Care Matters is available to talk with you and your family about all of your needs. Home Care Matters is a home care agency providing quality and affordable elderly care in Gainesville, GA and the surrounding areas. Call (678) 828-2195 for more information.