Yesterday was our first enjoyable summer-like day of the year. The temperature hit 80 degrees, sheets were hung on the clothesline, I scrubbed down the kiddie pool and Ella began to obsess about lemonade. She wanted lemonade at lunch, at snacktime and in the pool. Who was I to argue?
All of that lemonade and still something seemed missing: lemonade for dessert. I looked up a recipe I had bookmarked a while back for Strawberry Lemonade Bars. This was the perfect occasion to try them out.
They are very similar to the tried-and-true lemon squares that we all know, but with strawberry puree in addition to the lemon juice and lemon zest. I recommend enjoying them with some vanilla ice cream. It balances the tang of the lemon and brings out the strawberry flavor. Yummy!