Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lemon Bars

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.

But packing is not fun.  We have to move next month.  This is the time of year that we learn just how much stuff we have.  All that stuff has to fit into cardboard boxes.  We will use sharpies.  We will mark the boxes with words like, "kitchen," "bathroom," and "clothes."  We will do it.  But it won't be fun.

Maybe we will draw pictures on the boxes.  That might be fun.
Something else that is fun is opening a birthday present from your BFF Forever Juje!

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.
2.  Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 T. flour and lemon juice until light and fluffy.
3.  Pour onto crust.
4.  Bake 25-30 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
*Should be golden color - Watch!


  1. I think I just cried at least three times!! THIS IS THE CUTEST. I'm so glad you were able to use them to make such a delish snack! Good luck with the packing--I am all in favor of illustrations on those cardboard boxes. XOXOOXOOXOXOXOX

    1. Don't cry! Is it because I called you 'Juje?'

      We packed up all my books the other day but that's as far as we've gotten. It took a long time...mostly because I had to read the first page or 2 of every book that I own.

      I'll post some pictures of our drawings when we get to that point :D


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