I'm ok with this saying but I am offering some better alternatives than "make lemonade". That's right. Deal.
So last year we seemed to have a bumper crop of our Key Limes and I salt preserved them (because I thought they were lemons) and they are still sitting happy in the back of the fridge...maybe it was 2 years ago. They are delicious and you need only a very small amount to lend the acidity to a dish. Anyway, desert peoples have been preserving citrus for eons. Now, since I am one, so do I.
This year a co-worker brought in soooooooooooo many extra lemons from the lemon tree of the house she is renting. I need to see this thing because I can only imagine it is old and huge and regal. The lemons (aside from the root stock wild lemons) are large, firm, juicy and not too seedy. They are the prettiest color of light yellow once you cut them open and man did I use them all up! The picture above is the first round. Over the course of a 3 day period, I used the above amount x6. And other people were taking them from work also. Like I said this tree must be huge! I SHARED thank you!
Since I had AN.EXTRA.10LB.BAG.OF.SUGAR from my winter baking; see here:
I decided to make something sweet out of these boys. The above pix are the steps involved in making CANDIED LEMON PEEL.
Lastly, I have to add that all of this came about at the same time we were celebrating a friend's new job. Here's my new favorite saying: