When someone gives you lemons, do you scratch your head, put on your thinking cap, and try to figure out what the heck to do with ALL THOSE LEMONS! I had the chance to find out what I would do because Limoneira sent me a box of lemons.
The first thing I did was make a Lemon Cake, gluten free of course.
Next, I gave some to a friend, just because. (Because I had so many of them, that’s why!)
I decided that I would grate all the rinds, and squeeze all the juice today, and freeze them, so that I would have it whenever I get ready to make lemon something else. So, after all that grating:
That’s a lot of lemon zest! and that means a lot of lemon chicken, lemon fish, and lemon whatever else I can think of to make with it.
Each one of the little things holds 2 ounces, and the jar holds 16 ounces, so how much lemon juice is that? Um, about 26 ounces of lemon juice. I’m freezing it all, and next time I want a lemon meringue pie, I can just get out what I need, and be half way done with it before I even begin!
And that’s not all! After I grated and squoze and froze the lemon juice and rind, I got a couple of the lemon rinds that were left over, and put them in a pot of water with some Chinese Five Spice Powder, and let it simmer all day to make my house smell soooo good! And I froze the rest of them, too, so I can use them all winter long.
So, what would YOU do if you had a truckload of lemons?