I thought I'd share what I whipped up in the kitchen. I made lemon curd, Parmesan monkey bread, and blue cheese & pecan grapes. I also attempted to make lemon shortbread cookies, but I definitely lost on that recipe.
I lovelovelove lemons...I am one of those people who would rather have a lemon dessert than a chocolate one. I had never made a curd before and, to be honest, I was pretty afraid, but I had Meyer lemons and wanted to try. It turned out to be super easy and really tasty! The recipe is from Vanilla Garlic. We all loved it and I will for sure make this again.
I also made blue cheese and pecan grapes. I saw these on Giada at Home a couple of weeks ago. They were great to snack on. The sharpness of the blue cheese and sweetness of the grapes complimented each other.
I had such high hopes for the Parmesan monkey bread. While I will definitely attempt to make it again, I thought it was less than stellar this time around. It didn't rise as much as I had hoped and despite baking it 5 minutes less than the recipe calls for, it was over done. I didn't take a picture of it because it looked so sad, but here is what it's supposed to look like.
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And, finally, just for laughs, here is a picture (sorry about the quality) of my shortbread cookie dough. When I tried to slice the dough it just crumbled. Yeah...I definitely lost on that recipe! Thank goodness Trader Joe's carries lemon cookies!
See I what I mean...you win some and you lose some! It was a good reminder of Who is in charge and He was certainly present.