Sunday, September 12, 2010
This is less of a recipe and more of a thank you to Ben and Barbara. For their wedding decorations, they had lemons floating in water with purple ribbons tied around the vases. It was really cute and my kids were excited about the lemons. They love to suck on lemons. At the end of the reception Ben and Barbara said we could take as many as we wanted. I gave my kids my bag and told them to fill it up. We came home with most of the lemons, a big grocery bag full. First we ate them raw, yes raw. They tasted like sour oranges; they were so sweet. When we got home, we made lemonade. It was heavenly. Then we made a lemon chess pie in an attempt to duplicate a pie that we had at the wedding that was terrific. It was really good, but didn't match what we had exactly--too lemony. Then the lemons were starting to go bad, so I zested them all and juiced them. Then we made candied lemon zest. My kids love to eat candied lemon zest. Then for Aaron and my birthday celebration with my family we made frozen lemon mousse with a lemon sauce, whipped cream and candied lemon zest garnish. It was fantastic. Finally, at Sophie's request, on Friday we made the last of the juice into lemonade. We still have quite a bit of the candied lemon zest and the lemon syrup that it is floating in. I imagine my kids will finish that off at some point. Maybe we'll make candied lemon zest cookies or something. Anyway, it has been a month filled with lemony deliciousness. Thanks!