A couple of weeks ago Tom's niece, who lives in San Jose, sent us a box of lemons, Meyer lemons, and limes. Their trees are producing an abundance. What a treat for us! We shared them with Jill and the kids. Irene especially likes lemons. She just eats them like oranges.
I have been having fun finding ways to use this gift of California sunshine. We have had lemon chicken, lemon zest encrusted salmon, lemon bars that I shared with Jill and the kids, and today I made lemon meringue pies.
The pies will be part of the dessert at a siblings and cousin lunch at my sister's house tomorrow.
Before I had the lemon option, and before we had to cancel the first lunch date, I had planned to make this apple cream torte, since Laurie asked for a "light " dessert. So I made it too.
I haven't tried it before so we'll see how we like it. I found it in a magazine some time ago and added it to my recipe binder.
It was 23 degrees here this morning, and now that it has warmed up to 33, we are getting a bit of light snow. It should turn to rain showers over night. I hope so. If the lunch, which is a long drive away for most of us, gets cancelled, we have a LOT of dessert to eat!