Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When life hands you lemons

Today at preschool drop off there was a free bucket of lemons. The other moms and I were grabbing them, but the subject of what to do with them came up. Other than lemon bars (I like Ina Garten's recipe), here are a few of my easy favorite ways to use fresh lemons:

Chicken, lemon, and dill orzo. Quick to put together, easy, and filling, this takes an hour to cook but you can assemble it and walk away while it's cooking.

Lemon Risotto. Yes, you have to stand there and stir for a long time. But the results are sooo worth it!

Lemon Basil Bow Ties
. This is the easiest dish ever. Prep the ingredients while the pasta is cooking, drain the pasta and put the sauce together in the pot before throwing the pasta back in, and add some cooked chicken for a complete meal.

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