Bake with them.
That’s what I do.
It makes everything seem a little better.
I started with the limes first.
This recipe is awesome! It calls for graham crackers in the cookie dough, and then it’s rolled in graham crackers before baking, making them taste just like Key Lime Pie. I dipped mine in melted white chocolate. Just. Because.
I’ve also had some lemons in my fridge for some time now, and when I saw Terri’s Grandma’s Lemon Bar recipe, I knew what I had to do. Terri assured me I could use Illinois lemons. I’d rather have had fresh Arizona ones picked right off the tree, but my Illinois ones sufficed.
I made a few assumptions along the way. I softened the butter. I didn’t double the recipe. And I used an 8×8 inch pan. I don’t think they turned out as good as Grandma’s, but they were delicious just the same! And better yet – I’m proud to have made a dessert that’s been passed down through the Terri Family generations!
My life’s lemons seem a little sweeter now… Even these:
Link had a major setback with his contacts this last week, and by yesterday he couldn’t even open his eyes. Any amount of light was extremely bright to him – including his computer screen. I took him to the doc today, and she is ordering some new contacts that will be a little looser on his eyes. The thought is the contacts were too tight causing his eyes to be irritated which made even the light hurt him. I hope the new contacts are the answer. It seems to be the consensus among all keratoconics that patience is the key to finding the right treatment. So we’ll be patient.
I’ve also been patient about the supervisor position at work. I should find out more tomorrow, and hopefully will be able to get off the edge of my seat. If necessary, I’ll bring out the big guns – my Key Lime Cookies. They wouldn’t dare risk losing baked goodies over this.