Tuesday, August 3, 2010

La La La

I love lemons in the summer. I love to have them in the house, just to look at them, because a big bowl of them seriously makes me happy.

For L day we started of with
Lemonade starter to make Lemonade
Lemon Bars
and later for me... a latte. Hey I had to squeeze coffee in there somewhere.

I don't like to make big pitchers of lemonade, because if it's sitting in there, it has to be drunk. Which, I'm not one to cut my kiddo off from sugar too often, but juices, in general, we have never been big on. They have A LOT of sugar in them.  Only a few less grams than pop.

So to make it easier and to only enjoy one cup at a time... I made a lemonade starter. Which is super easy and can keep for quite a while.  And it's fresh!!

Lemonade Starter
3 cups water
1 cup sugar (recipe called for 1.5, but I cut it down a bit)
1 1/2 cups lemon juice
1 tsp lemon rind

Boil the sugar in the water until dissolved.  Let cool completely. Add lemon juice and rind. That's it. I doubled this recipe and it turned out perfect!!! We had a couple glasses and then put it away for another day!

I also made PW's lemon bars, which I had made at Easter. SOOOO easy. So fast and Park gets to use his hands to mix, which always makes him happy!

Crumble Lemon Bars
1-⅓ cup All-purpose Flour

½ teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 stick (1/2 Cup) Butter, Slightly Softened
1 cup Brown Sugar (lightly Packed)
1 cup Oats
1 can (14 Ounce) Sweetened Condensed Milk
½ cups Lemon Juice
Zest Of 1 Lemon

Mix butter and brown sugar until well combined.

Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
Add oats and flour to butter/sugar mixture and mix to combine.
Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of an 8 x 11 inch pan.
Mix together condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread onto the bottom layer of the crumb mixture. Top with the other half of the crumb mixture, but don’t press.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow pan to sit on counter for 30 minutes after baking. Cut into squares and refrigerate for a couple of hours or until cool.
Serve cool.

And lastly....lasagna

Which, I don't eat hamburger, so I made chicken instead. I have no idea if they are comparable as I don't eat the one with beef. I liked it though! :)

Song: La Belle et la Bad Boy, Mc Solaar

1 comment:

boywva said...

"L" day sounds like a delicious summer day. Parker is doing a excellent job of printing.