Monday, February 7, 2011
Oh my goodness, January came and went in a flurry of school and work, sporting events and birthday celebrations, and most notably, the loss of a beloved grandmother. In these situations sometimes just getting through the basics is a lot to ask. Yes, the house got cleaned, the laundry washed and the kids fed....but what I was slapping on the table (with a sigh each night) wasn't particularly blog worthy, in my opinion.
But February is a new month, and though we are already seven days in, I thought that I'd jump start it a bit by declaring it LEMON WEEK! Here in California they are bursting off trees everywhere I look. In fact, the other day, I pulled to the side of the road, and made my mortified 13 year old jump out of the car to pick some lemons that had strayed to the public side of a neighbor's fence. Crouched down behind some shrubbery, he picked about half a dozen or so tiny, but spectacularly fragrant orbs, acting as if he was thieving. Perhaps he was, but I assured him his illicit activity would be rewarded with something scrumptious from the kitchen.....
I've got some fabulous lemony things lined up for the week. They're just what I need to breathe some zest into my cooking. I hope you'll come back each day to check in and see what's been cooking!
Also, I've got a give away planned too. As if cooking with luscious lemons isn't enough, one lucky person who comments on this post will also get to bathe with them. Do you know Fresh brand soaps, shampoos and cosmetics? If you don't, you should. My sister in law got me hooked--everything smells absolutely wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that I have to hide this Sugar Lemon Bath and Shower Gel from the kids so they don't dump the entire bottle in the tub. I'm not affiliated with the brand in any way, but love it so much I want to share some with YOU.
To win a bottle of Fresh Sugar Lemon Bath and Shower Gel, simply add a comment here on this post telling me your favorite things to make with lemon. Then head over to my Facebook page, become a fan, and join in on the fun! The contest ends this Friday, February 11th and the winner will be randomly selected from those who leave a comment below. Good luck and don't forget to check back each day this week for some fun and fresh lemon recipes.