Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lemonade Stand

Tennyson recently decided he wanted to embark on his first entrepreneurial adventure -- a lemonade stand.  Holding to Grandpa Ross's first rule of retail ("The business of retail is detail!), Tenny insisted on serving fresh-squeezed, homemade lemonade.  So Suzy took him to the store to buy about 20 pounds of lemons and about 25 pounds of sugar, and then we spent a Sunday evening squeezing, boiling, stirring and chilling.

The next day, Tennyson set up shop and waited for the money to roll in.

Business was pretty slow at first,

but Tenny was confident in his product and was sure the customers would find him because he had also adhered to Grandpa Ross's second rule of retail ("Location! Location! Location!").

And sure enough, the customers began showing up.

Before long, word had spread and the crowds were swarming Tenny's now-famous lemonade stand.  Tennyson passed cups of delicious, chilled lemonade as fast as he could,

collected payment,

and counted out the change.

He even dealt with the tougher customers in a polite and professional manner.

In the end, Tennyson made off with $6.85. (His parents suffered a net loss, though it was definitely worth it.)

Also, we really liked the lemonade, so we thought we would share the recipe for anyone needing an end-of-summer swig.  Enjoy!

Homemade Lemonade

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup boing water
Boil then add remaining ingredients
2 teaspoons zested lemon rind
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
5 cups cold water
Chill 8 hours.  Strain out lemon rind (if desired). Garnish with lemon slices.
(Recipe courtesy of Karen Tait, Enterprise chef extraordinaire.)


ashley said...

THIS IS SO CUTE! suggest a snow cone stand. always worked well for me :)

Hillary said...

He made more in one day than I do most weeks. Way to blaze into the world of capitalism, Tennyson!