The simple things in life often inspire me. Last week was no exception because I was inspired by… a lemon.
Well, lemons. Plural.
Yep, I was inspired by a bag of six larger-than-the-palm-of-my-hands lemons that were bursting with juicy plump goodness! I found these babies at Sams Club in Bentonville (or the Sams Club nearest you) for $3.87. I know, I know… you can find lemons that are less expensive BUT these are LARGE lemons. So you are actually getting more, for less!
Which got me to thinking. It’s almost summer and what’s better than lemonade?
Dennis and I decided that it was a complete necessity of life to make sure we keep lemonade on hand, ready-to-go and waiting in the refrigerator for friends and family stopping in.
Lemonade is so easy to make. Since these lemons are so large, I used two instead of three. First, take the two lemons and roll them around on the countertop to help aid in getting the most juice out of your lemons. Then, cut them in half and use a hand juicer. If you don’t have one, use good old-fashioned arm strength to squeeze out the juice. That’s where rolling the lemon on the countertop helps. Then add 8 tablespoons of sugar to a 2QT pitcher, the lemon juice and fill the pitcher with water.
Viola! Lemonade! Ta da! Look at you, so sophisticated with your homemade lemonade. I am so impressed!
Okay, there are a couple more lemon inspirations to come that I will share with you in the coming days such as lemon drop martinis and frying pan lemon soufflé. Keep coming back because you won’t want to miss it!
Now it’s your turn.
I’m curious… what is your favorite ways to incorporate lemons?