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EZMONEY
11-15-2009, 11:40 PM
What in the heck do you do with them? :)

Angie's lemon tree is about ready to drop a bazillion lemons....we still have juice squeezed in freezer bags from the last bunch...used some on some chicken picatta tonight...

HELP!! ;)


Lori259
11-15-2009, 11:45 PM
EZ~You soooooooo crack me up~LOL

Angie~you got ya a funny guy!!
Thats had one to many Lemons!!! hahahahaa

P.s. By the way I think it would be so cool to see those purple bell bottoms!

HaleyisLove
11-15-2009, 11:58 PM
when life gives you an excessive amount of lemons....you set up a roadside stand and sell them... make a profit :)

Or you just rub it in the faces of all of us who dont live somewhere warm enough to grow a lemon tree :(


mandalinn82
11-16-2009, 12:00 AM
Preserved lemons are easy to make at home for canning, and are a staple in Moroccan cooking. http://www.putsup.com/2009/05/glamorous-lemons-preserved-lemons.html

If you have drinking friends, you could use the zests to make large batches of limoncello...makes a wonderful, low cost Christmas gift! http://patty.vox.com/library/post/homemade-limoncello-when-life-gives-you-lemons.html

Or you could make a unique lemon jam or jelly or marmalade...this one is a honey lemon, and looks phenomenal. http://www.foodinjars.com/2009/04/09/honey-lemon-marmalade/

If you're running out of freezer space for the juice, you could always can it. It will keep 18 mo to 2 years without going bad, and won't take up the space in your freezer. http://www.pickyourown.org/lemonjuice.htm

VernDern
11-16-2009, 12:11 AM
Lemonade! Yummy! lol

dutchgirl
11-16-2009, 12:29 AM
Italians make Limoncello, yummy!
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1087/limoncello

Edit: oops, Mandalinn, missed your reference to limoncello. The food in a jar site looks interesting!

duckyyellowfeet
11-16-2009, 01:26 AM
my father made a compressor gun and uses it to launch lemons across the back field.
Or my cousins like to throw them them the fence in our backyard...makes a lovely air freshner.
Otherwise, I got nothing

cathydoe
11-16-2009, 10:51 AM
Wow, I can't imagine having a lemon tree. I think it is cool. I suppose if you have lemons...then lots of other people have lemons...so giving them away probably isn't an option. Kinda like tomatoes here in the summer <smile> Me no nuttin bout lemons...just wanted to chime in...

Good luck! Cathy

EZMONEY
11-16-2009, 12:56 PM
EDIT ~

I posted pictures of Angie's bush ;) in the original post....

EZMONEY
11-16-2009, 01:03 PM
EZ~You soooooooo crack me up~LOL

Angie~you got ya a funny guy!!
Thats had one to many Lemons!!! hahahahaa

P.s. By the way I think it would be so cool to see those purple bell bottoms!

No-no....no lemons in my Coors Light ;) Bellbottoms...you just never know...getting bored here with this surgery recovery...

when life gives you an excessive amount of lemons....you set up a roadside stand and sell them... make a profit :)

Or you just rub it in the faces of all of us who dont live somewhere warm enough to grow a lemon tree :(

Send a self addressed zip-lock and I will send ya back some juice :)

Preserved lemons are easy to make at home for canning, and are a staple in Moroccan cooking. http://www.putsup.com/2009/05/glamorous-lemons-preserved-lemons.html

If you have drinking friends, you could use the zests to make large batches of limoncello...makes a wonderful, low cost Christmas gift! http://patty.vox.com/library/post/homemade-limoncello-when-life-gives-you-lemons.html

Or you could make a unique lemon jam or jelly or marmalade...this one is a honey lemon, and looks phenomenal. http://www.foodinjars.com/2009/04/09/honey-lemon-marmalade/

If you're running out of freezer space for the juice, you could always can it. It will keep 18 mo to 2 years without going bad, and won't take up the space in your freezer. http://www.pickyourown.org/lemonjuice.htm

Thank you Favorite One...the kidnapper makes limoncello....the creamy kind...very good...will never admit it! :)

Lemonade! Yummy! lol

:) Good idea :)

EZMONEY
11-16-2009, 01:08 PM
Italians make Limoncello, yummy!
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1087/limoncello

Edit: oops, Mandalinn, missed your reference to limoncello. The food in a jar site looks interesting!

You are hours behind DUTCH ;)...or is it ahead?

my father made a compressor gun and uses it to launch lemons across the back field.
Or my cousins like to throw them them the fence in our backyard...makes a lovely air freshner.
Otherwise, I got nothing

Can I come over and play? :carrot:

Wow, I can't imagine having a lemon tree. I think it is cool. I suppose if you have lemons...then lots of other people have lemons...so giving them away probably isn't an option. Kinda like tomatoes here in the summer <smile> Me no nuttin bout lemons...just wanted to chime in...

Good luck! Cathy

We leave buckets at church, marked free, between services...I think people ADD lemons to them!

GatorgalstuckinGA
11-16-2009, 01:09 PM
i'm going with the lemoncello suggestion...nothing is better then a nice yummie lemoncello....

D22Guzman
11-16-2009, 01:19 PM
Lemon Fish!!! Mmmm...with Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Yum...and For Dessert A Lemon Pie...oh I Am Hungry...haha :)

EZMONEY
11-16-2009, 01:20 PM
i'm going with the lemoncello suggestion...nothing is better then a nice yummie lemoncello....

Oh, I agree...unless the kidnapper wants to drink his brew with you...then it can be a bit "sour"....;)

EZMONEY
11-16-2009, 01:23 PM
Lemon Fish!!! :)

I think most of the fish I have caught in my life were lemon fish...:)

GradPhase
11-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Does Angie use lemon juice for cleaning too? Do you have a problem with ants? http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/136/1/24-handy-lemon-tips.html

lizziep
11-16-2009, 05:21 PM
lemon granita!!

and i agree- cleaning w/ vinegar and lemon juice is the way to go!!

EZMONEY
11-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Does Angie use lemon juice for cleaning too? Do you have a problem with ants? http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/136/1/24-handy-lemon-tips.html

I'm not sure what Angie uses for cleaning IGLOOGIRL...she refuses to clean. No I don't have a problem with ants...nor them with me or my kitchen counters...floor...patio....

lemon granita!!

and i agree- cleaning w/ vinegar and lemon juice is the way to go!!

Thanks for the idea LIZZIE...and Mr. Google...now I know what a granita is....one learns so much in hernia recovery....

EZMONEY
11-17-2009, 08:12 PM
My sister came and took 2 lemons today...yipeee!

I am on my way....

bargoo
11-17-2009, 08:32 PM
If you are having trouble with too many lemons, for gosh sakes don't ever plant zucchini !!

chickybird
11-17-2009, 10:43 PM
mail some to me, lol!
Seriously, though I love the juice in hot tea, on chicken, salads, fish , or baked potatoes.
Use the dried peels to make potpourri.
Good luck!

bargoo
11-17-2009, 11:11 PM
I need a lemon tomorrow for a dip I am making to take to a potluck. Do you think you could send me one ?

EZMONEY
11-17-2009, 11:37 PM
Send me self addressed zip-locks and you will all get lemon juice!

Clydegirl
11-18-2009, 12:30 AM
Hi Gary get well soon :)

Lemons are a great way to clean your microwave.

Cut a couple up and put them in a dish with water. Cook on full power 2 minutes and let stand for a while. Helps to get rid of the smells that stick around sometimes in the microwave.

Also cut a couple up and throw in the garbage disposal, freshens things up.

I also enjoy them in my black tea.


Wondering what threads will EZ start tomorrow :)

EZMONEY
11-18-2009, 09:19 AM
Wondering what threads will EZ start tomorrow :)

:D The time may have come where 3FC sets a Thread Starting Limit :D

With all these suggestions on using the lemons for cleaning...I'm beginning to think you all think since I'm laid up at home I just might be going around making a mess of the house....

so not true ;)

EZMONEY
11-18-2009, 09:06 PM
Angie plays BUNKO once a month....if it isn't here she carpools with a fellow neighbor/teacher....well Linda honks....pulls up...I follow Angie to the door, to lock behind her, and I hear Linda yell up..."Gary, come and get a bag of lemons!" as she holds a bag out her car window...

I just shut the door...Angie will explain to her....