Congratulations, you now own a lemon tree! Just FYI, that thing will give you a TON of fruit. You can always share with neighbors or co-workers. Here are some ideas on how to put all those lemons to use!
My favorite thing to do is juice the lemons (I would highly suggest an electric juicer) and enlisting the help of a child that still finds this kind of task fun. Freeze the juice in ice cube trays (found at the dollar store) in 1-2 tablespoons. Once they are frozen, you can store them in gallon size Ziploc bags in the freezer. They will be handy for whenever you might need lemon juice when cooking.
Here’s my favorite recipe with lemons from Real Simple Magazine – Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Green Beans. Everyone I have served this to has LOVED it, including my children. It’s easy but delicious enough for a casual dinner party. And with easy, ahead-of-time prep, you’re not busy in the kitchen when guests arrive, you’re sipping wine and serving appetizers (if you’re that fancy!).
Of course, a glass of water with lemon before a meal is recommended to help with weight loss. Here’s an article about Lemon & Mint Water by skinnyms.com and an article on the benefits of lemon water in Huffington Post.
Martha Stewart recommends using lemons to clean the cutting board, use half a lemon with baking soda to sanitize the garbage disposal and with water to clean the microwave.
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