Tuesday, July 29, 2014











It’s a great time of year for some sweet iced tea, so here’s a unique way to share this summer drink with a dozen friends – sweet tea jars! 


They are easy to assemble.  First purchase some fancy straws and a case of wide mouth canning jars and then add either 3 sugar cubes or a couple of DIY sugar cubes and either a regular tea bag or one made by placing your favorite summer herbal blend in a T-sac.  Tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar and then tie on a straw plus the following instructions for brewing and making their own iced tea:

To brew: add 1c boiling water to jar and steep 5 minutes.  Remove T-sac and add 1c ice cubes. Enjoy!




            You will need a fancy ice cube tray or candy mold to create fun shapes, some granulated sugar and some water.  Combine 1c sugar with water added 1 teaspoon at a time and mix until it forms a paste-like consistency, but doesn’t melt.  Fill the tray/mold half full and press tight.  Let dry overnight and then carefully remove and enjoy!  Try experimenting with combining white and brown sugar or adding a little colored sugar for variation.



 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms

I Peter 4:10

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