There are a lot of things in life that are fun. Playing with puppies for example. Laughing 'til your sides hurt. Dancing in the streets.
Maybe we will draw pictures on the boxes. That might be fun.
A couple weeks ago Juje sent me a box filled with a delicious lemon quick bread, earrings, a giraffe, and the most beautifully-crafted card with mountains on it, sealed with a kitty sticker (she gets me!).
You know what else she put into that box? Lemons from her family's own lemon tree! They were beautiful! They had wrinkles, and brown spots and thin rinds that weren't holding pesticides. These lemons deserved these lemon bars:
(The rest of these lemons deserved to be juiced and frozen in an ice tray for easy defrosting later.)
Recipe from Mrs. Hart
2 c. flour
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 c. sugar
4 Tbsp. flour
4 Tbsp. lemon juice
powdered sugar, for dusting
1. Blend together flour, powdered sugar and butter until like cornmeal. Press into a 9x13 pan (use your fingers, it will be ok). Bake at 350˚ for 15 minutes.
3. Pour onto crust.
4. Bake 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
*Should be golden color - Watch!