Late Friday afternoon, the Fed Ex man pulled up outside our house. My office window looks to the west and I could see him out the window. I knew what it was he was delivering and jumped out of my chair while on the phone and met the Fed Ex man on the front step. And there I held my much awaited package from sunny southern California. A treat I would never have otherwise have on the prairie.
Sunshine delivered in a box.
Still talking on the phone and unpacking my…
My co-worker sent me Meyer Lemons from his backyard in Palm Springs.
They are the largest most stunningly yellow lemons I have ever seen.
So large that this lemon inspector was quite sure they were oranges.
But upon full inspection, she declared they indeed smelled “sour” and were definitely yellow, not orange.
Now what to do with my gift of sunshine?
First, I shared three with my friend. And then I am going to keep looking at this list:
100 things to do with a Meyer Lemon
My co-worker clearly read down the list and went with #40 to send me a box full.
I love the ideas of what I can cook with these lovely lemons. But for the moment I’m going with #93:
93. Place a basket of Meyer lemons in a wooden bowl in the middle of the table.
When I do venture to bake, cook and/or clean with my prized lemons I will post a few pictures of my lemon accomplishments.
Who knew Meyer lemons could bring so much sunshine to the prairie?
Oh and why the excitement over lemons you ask? I suppose because the box of them being delivered broke me away from the phone, from my computer and from my desk. It was the bright end to a long work week. And while my day is rigorously managed and planned from 5:30AM to 10:30PM each Monday through Friday, sometimes you just need to stop…
and smell the lemons!