Monday, September 14, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Lemon is my new passion.
We all know how good a glass of lemon water (I like mine warm) is for you first thing in the morning.
But, I am now incorporating lemon zest or juice in almost all foods I prepare! The lemon just brings all the flavors to a higher level.
Recently I served Shrimp and Grits. As I was completing the preparation of the grits, I finished it off with some fresh lemon juice. Wow!!! It truly tasted amazing.
I also made a bechamel for a spinach lasagne and, you guessed it! Added some lemon zest and juice to the sauce and, now, I will never make it without the lemon.
For most of us, this Grandparents Day will be unlike any other.
Many of us make great efforts to see our grandchildren often. We enjoy their company, partake of their activities, know their likes and dislikes, know their adorable idiocycrasies, and immensely enjoy the family time!!
This year, however, is totally different with this Pandemic. Due to travel restrictions, distances, health concerns.....many families have been apart for inordinate amounts of time and will not be able to have a dinner or celebration of this special day with their entire families.
Typically, I would be with the Grands now, helping out with those crazy schedules the first week of school.
I find myself having pangs of jealousy when I see and hear grandparents being able to be with their Grands. I wistfully think of the wonderful times I have had with my own Grands.
Since I am organizing photos in preparation of a photo gallery in the loft, this very well may be contributing to my sadness since I am perusing so many baby photos, first days at school, etc.
In lieu of being together, I am hoping the family can have a celebration via Zoom. (Whatever would we do without this technical marvel?) Of course, I won't be cooking a multi-course meal of favorites for the family, but hopefully I will be able to see and talk to them.
Rather than walk around with a heavy heart, I must focus my energies on productive projects.......like perhaps cleaning out the garage!!!