Five More Things To Do with Meyer Lemons

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by JenniferA - Bread and Putter on March 6, 2012

So, when you saw that picture of the beautiful Meyer lemons in my last post did you rush out to Costco and buy gigantic package of them too?  And then did you make the lemon squares and use only two of them and curse my name and say now what I am going to do with 20 more lemons?  Lots of things!!

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1. Take a lemon to work. Put a wedge in your morning cup of tea. Lovely with English Breakfast. Then, put a twist in your big glass of water with lunch. Yum! (Yes, that really is a Rolodex on my desk and I actually do use it. That’s how I roll.)

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2. Have a drink. After work. Simple is good – vodka, club soda, lots of ice, and a big fat juicy twist of Meyer lemon. So refreshing! And somehow, it tastes even better when you put it in a nice crystal goblet if you have one handy.

3. Marinate some pork chops! Okay, okay. That pork chop? You’ve seen that one before, and yeah, it’s really more a picture of those delicious cheesy chili grits. But, work with me here. I really did marinate some pork chops last week and I even served them again with cheesy chili grits. But first, I marinated the chops in the juice of one Meyer lemon, about a tablespoon of olive oil, a splash of Worcestershire, and a little crushed rosemary. Delightful!

4. Pass some off to your daughter because you think they might be a good snack like an orange. (I didn’t do this. My husband might have.) Or, if that doesn’t work, use the zest to make cookies. I made Abby Dodge’s Lemon Meltaway cookies from Desserts 4 Today and forgot to take a picture. I love that book. You should go order it now so you can get that recipe.

5. Okay, so you had a few drinks, a few pork chops and a few cookies and now you still have about 50 lemons. Now what? Okay, have I got something for you! Abby comes to the rescue again with her Key Lime Heaven!

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What do key limes have to do with anything? Well, Abby is always encouraging us to change it up so I made Meyer Lemon Heaven and not only does that rhyme, but it uses up 6 or 7 more lemons. Shazaam!

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And yes, a nice big dollop of homemade whipped cream on top would be appropriate and worth a few more minutes on the elliptical. And okay, I still have 3 more lemons left, but I consider that to be a good thing. They won’t go to waste around here. So, don’t fear the giant package. You can use it up faster than you’d think. Oh, and your fingers might start smelling lemony fresh all the time. Bonus!

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Leigh G March 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

Lemon bread, lemon chicken, Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake (it’s Martha Stewart and yup, it really calls for your Meyer lemons!)… I love lemons and those are gorgeous… I wish we had a Costco around here!!

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JenniferA - Bread and Putter March 7, 2012 at 2:14 am

All great Meyer lemon ideas!!

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Theresa March 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Yes! I am currently trying to decide what to do with my new batch of meyer lemons. I used the last bunch to make salmon (delicious) and salad dressing (perfect) and squeezed in tea (a new favorite). Now that pie is calling my name!

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JenniferA - Bread and Putter March 7, 2012 at 2:14 am

Ohhhhh, salad dressing! Gotta do that.

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Tracy March 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I love Meyer lemons and these are all great ways to use them! I still have 3 or 4 on the counter, and now I know what to do with them. :-)

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JenniferA - Bread and Putter March 7, 2012 at 2:15 am

Happy to help!!

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Karma March 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Lemon and heaven rhyme? You’re pushing it! ;-)
But seriously, this is a cute post! I like it! I think I might like one of those vodka sodas too!

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JenniferA - Bread and Putter March 7, 2012 at 2:16 am

It’s so refreshing! In fact – here’s another idea. Juice Meyer lemons, and freeze in ice trays. Then store in plastic bags till summer for refreshing beverages.

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Scott Thomas Photography March 7, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I’ll take one! Please! :)

Oh, I have two words for you….food abstract. You know where to find out what I am talking about.

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JenniferA - Bread and Putter March 8, 2012 at 1:17 am

I like it!! I will definitely try to take you up on that.

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patricia dinsmore March 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I love that picture of your lemons. It looks like a magazine photo! I mix lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and pour it over Arugala. A little shredded Parm and you’ve got a yummy salad! Lemon also takes the onion smell off your hands. :)

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