I’m sure you’ve heard that saying that “when life gives you lemons, you should just make lemonade.” (Adding sugar to lemons is pretty easy for me to do because I’m a “sweetheart” to quote my husband who’s the only person I know who has ever called me sweet. Plus, my nickname is Candy, to family and folks who knew me back in the day.)
Take life’s lemons and make lemonade. But suppose you don’t want lemonade? Suppose you want cider, water, coffee, tea? What if you want wine, whiskey or champagne? How are you supposed to do that with a lemon?
This is one jam packed little post. Yeah! I hate lemonade. Okay, hate is too strong a word…let’s just say I’d rather have something else. So when life gives me lemons, I put’m in the fridge and use’m to cook with. Sometimes I sit’m on the window sill and let’m dry out. Desiccated lemon…now that’s a rare item. Good thing hubby thinks your sweet, especially if he’s the only one. I wonder how hard it is to make lemon curd. Yum.
Sometimes I get inspired in the wee hours. Thanks for your witty comment. If you want to know how to make lemon curd which is very simple, go to virtually any food blog or do a google search. (theperfectpantry.com) is one of my favorite sites. There’s also something called preserved lemon – it seems a bit laborious but I may take it on one day. Lemons and white wine make an incredible sauce.
For the record, I like lemonade and I don’t mine making it – when I want to.
I love lemon curd! Maybe you can send me some when you make it. And, I always thought that was a pretty silly saying too – suppose it’s 8 feet of snow on the ground and who wants lemons? Even I don’t often want lemonade, and I believe lemons are one of the things which make life worth living. Great post btw – really great! Suppose lemon would be tastey in my Jamesons? That might be “kind of” lemonage.
Who says you have to use the lemon that you are served, or even all of it? Why can’t you use some of the zest to add some spice to the cider or a slice to the tea. Maybe using the lemon is like dieting, it all depends on the portion size. Some days, we can choose to not even look at the lemon sitting right in the middle of the countertop, other days we want to suck a slice just as it is, and others, well, I hear lemon meringue is sweet.
Great ideas. It’s easier to think of things to do with actual lemons than with the lemons in life.
with a twist!