5 November 2005

citrus wonders

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A friend brought me a huge bag of lemons from her tree last week. So it's been a citrus frenzy here lately.

• Lemon & poppyseed muffins (already in the freezer, ready for weekday school lunchboxes).
• Lemon cake for Friday's afternoon cake stall at school (Son No. 3's class were on duty this week).
• And lemon cordial. Recipe from the Bible. Where else?

And because it was so much fun hearing what a sartorially elegant crowd you are (well, a couple of you at any rate), I'd now like to find out how well fed you are.

What did you have for dinner tonight? (Or last night, for the people across the Pacific, for whom it is currently morning?)

Again, I'll begin.
Spag Bog, followed by peach & banana crumble with vanilla yoghurt.

A bit o' boring business. New visitors and ex-lurkers have left comments lately, and I have tried to follow them up and return the visit, say a polite hello, and so on. But for some stupid reason there are many sites I can't access without my computer having a meltdown. Just ask Dani and Jak ... I rarely get to their blogs successfully. Last week I couldn't even get to Susie or Irene. So if you have commented and I have not replied, it's not for want of trying. Sorry! Hint ... those blogger popups for comments often crash me, I have more success with the other kind.

25 comments:

blackbird said...

is spag bog
spaghetti bolognese?


panninis - brocolli rabe, sausage, peppers.

Suse said...

Yes, spag bog = spaghetti bolognaise.

What's broccoli rabe?

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin soup

wren said...

oops, didn't mean to be ananymous - not had enought green tea yet

shellyC said...

Some kind of Mexican Lasagne thingy...with Spinach and Lavash bread between the layers, topped with a mild spicy sauce and cheese. Green salad from the garden with a bad (i made it) dressing of olive oil and an old vinegar found at the back of the cupboard!!!

Brother and his girlfriend came for dinner too and brought some "Beez Neez" beer. It is fantastic and went nicely with the meal.

Dessert....no we were all too full and we didn't have one anyway.

Jan said...

Quiche (bacon) and green beans.

Gina E. said...

I have just typed this info out on my blog Patra's Other Place, but as your readers probably don't go there, I guess it is worth repeating:
Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad.
Tomatoes, Cucumber and Onion Salad.
Mixed cold meats, hardboiled eggs, beetroot and crusty bread.
Dessert: Strawberry & Sour Cream Friands.
All washed down with a bottle of Chardonnay.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what is spag bag?
Last night (because I am one of *those* upside-down people :) I had crock-pot beef bourguinon on top of whole wheat pasta.

Jeanne said...

The Tired-But-Refuse-to-Eat-McDonald's dinner, sausage and pepperoni panini for the girls and beef and roasted garlic flautas with chipotle cream sauce for me, from the deli case at our local health food market.

BabelBabe said...

erm...i can't believe i am going to admit this - dan took his mom out for dinner for her bday and i fed the boys chicken nuggets and applesauce.

i however ate a bag of milk-chocolate-covered pretzels.
for dinner.
i know.

Zachary said...

I had a frozen pizza! I know not the most yummy healthy thing but it was good

jorth said...

Toasted salad sandwhiches was all we could manage here at the house of sickies... at least it was healthy!

telfair said...

Pork chops, green beans, brown rice, and some strawberries!
My hubby had some of his home brewed beer but I stuck with mineral water.

jess said...

My roommate just dished up some ravioli (courtesy of Trader Joe's) following our bread & chevre & salami appetizer...then there's going to be some wine...

la vie en rose said...

well i wish i could say that i eat healthy tonight but i didn't. there's a football game tonight so we've been tailgating...

brisket and sausage and brawt wrapped in a tortilla with a little bit of bbq sauce and a small bowl of homemade chili filled with generous chunks of brisket, chili meat, and sausage

SueeeuS said...

A red sauce concoction with chunks of ground beef, stewed tomatoes, mushrooms, and cut green beans over bow tie pasta. Pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert.

Elizabeth said...

Bean and Cheese Enchiladas,salad, Apple Cranberry squares ( like date squares) for dessert. It's an Aussie thing to shorten everything, right? Spag bog, I had to think about for a moment.

yaya said...

How Funny! I just spent the weekend making lemon cordial too - although to my mother-in-laws perfect recipe. Last night we ate another of her esy-peasy-left-over-from-seventies-but-oh-how-my-husband-loves-it recipes: porcupine meatballs and basmati rice. Chilled watermelon for dessert. Easy and lovely

seldom said...

mm, I'm a bit late, but anyway: norwegian fish pudding. Sounds gross, but isn't.

Kim said...

Special Sunday night dinner of decent (ie not Latina) spinach and ricotta ravioli w/ a homemade pesto and cream sauce (that I put some whole cherry tomatoes so they sort of squidge down as the sauce cooks and extra pine nuts in - and a chocolate self saucing pudding from my friend Sook, who calls it Mud Sludge. Very decadent artery popping dinner that is not that regular in our house, I promise!

We had a recent lemon explosion due to Chef buying me a box of them at his weekly sojourn to the Markets for work. I made - about 5 litres of lemon butter (that was distributed to family and apparently just eaten straight from the jar on a spoon), several lemon yoghurt cakes (and lemon sauce cakes) but more importantly - limoncello liqueur. Take lemon rinds, soak in vodka for a few weeks. Take more vodka, a sugar syrup and strained vodka (from the rinds) - bottle, keep in freezer and have a nip every now and then. (I have yet to sample the many recent batches due to the incubating and now lactating roles my life is currently living.) You will feel it warm your whole body...

kath red said...

i love lemon anything, fresh lemonade - nothing nicer, lemon pie, lemon delicious, lemon cake, lemon chicken - lemon everything yummy

kath red said...

oh and dinner tonight is spinach and fetta pie - last night it was mud oven pizza c/o the hubby - with fetta, pepperoni and semi dried tomatoes.

dani said...

suse have you told blogger about the crash problem when visiting my site? it's too weird that we're both with blogger and that still happens.

dinner tonight: baked potatoes, green salad & smoked salmon. still thinking about dessert. maybe some strawberries & mango.

ms*robyn said...

23 comments here - wow!!
just popping in to say hi!
seeing as I haven't a copy of the bible haha can you post the recipe for lemon cordial? or is it copyrighted?

Surfing Free said...

Chucka salad, where everything even slightly salad-like it thrown in, including chickpeas, pickled onions, and avacado. It's a firm favourite in our house because my three year old can help with the chucking. Nectarines and yoghurt for pud.