Kelly the Culinarian: Lemon recipes needed!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lemon recipes needed!

I'm thinking that for my wedding, I'm going to keep in the food realm for everything and do lemon centerpieces and so forth. I bought a few 22-inch vases for a dramatic look that I plan to fill with 30 or so lemons a piece. Chances are, when I come back from my honeymoon, I will have like 100 lemons hanging around.

So what do you do when the wedding gives you lemons? I have a few ideas.


First, lemoncello sounds like a fabulous use of all those lemons. But that leaves like 60 lemons and I want to use them before they go bad.
So, there are many dishes I can make immediately, like chicken piccata or lemon salad dressing.
Then, once they start to go a little south, I'm left with using them for cleaning. I suppose there are many surfaces that could be aided with lemons.
I need some help. What are lemons used for in your house?

8 comments:

Mandy said...

Tequila shots! Ohhhh man.
PS--You said "like" in a teenager way. It irks me.

SweetBites said...

Hi Kelly, just stopped your blog and what a wonderful blog you have! Love your stories about your plants. Btw, congrats on your up coming wedding and may you be blessed with a long happy marriage. About your lemons,I would suggest you make some citrus pie or make lemon pickles to give away to family and friends.

Dagny said...

I make tarts and madeleines.

Angela said...

Lemon sorbet, lemon curd--which you can incorporate into ice-cream and cheesecakes and will also freeze--lemonade, candied/preserved lemon peel...

There's also the option of preserving them in salt for middle-eastern tagine dishes.

Bellini Valli said...

When life hands you lemons...make lemonade...wink...

katiez said...

Lemon curd!
What a great idea for the centerpieces....
And preserved lemons... they keep longer!

Diana said...

Mmmm...lemon bars. :)

Susan said...

If you have a garbage disposal, a sliced lemon (or any citrus fruit) freshens it.

I used glass vases and limes for my wedding - it's a great centerpiece!