Have you ever noticed that people either love lemon-flavored things or they don’t?
Well, I loudly and proudly declare that I love ALL lemon flavored things!
OK, well, maybe not all.
I mean, I’m sure there are some things that wouldn’t go well with lemon flavoring. I can’t think of any right now but I’m SURE there are some!
Lemons just make me happy. They are bright and cheerful and represent warmer days ahead. Hopefully. Maybe. Who am I kidding? I live in the Pacific NW. We’ve got a LOT of rainy, cold days ahead of us. But, when I have lemons in my house I can at least pretend that the sun is shining and I’m getting my vitamin D the good old-fashioned way and not just in pill form!
Now, if I get to add lemon to pasta, well, that just takes the happiness factor up a few notches…or 20.
I am an equal opportunity pasta lover!
This Lemon Pasta recipe is adapted from one from the Pioneer Woman.
I made some slight modifications to it and was very happy with the results! So was my friend Julie (our At the Picket Fence Contributor!) who came over that night to enjoy it with me. Our hubbies both had work commitments that night so we decided to join forces. We let the kiddos run amok and eat hot dogs while we enjoyed this deliciousness and pretended like they weren’t there. 😉
I’m still trying to think of things that lemon flavoring would not go well with but so far everything that comes to mind seems like it could benefit from a quick squeeze of this citrus-y goodness.
Hamburgers? Could be just the little kick you’ve been looking to add to your ground beef patty!
Ice cream? Ummm…hello…lemon flavored gelato!
Meatloaf? See hamburgers.
Scrambled eggs? I’ll try it if you will!
Cereal? OK…so maybe I have found the one thing that shouldn’t be lemon-flavored.
Unless it was cereal that tasted like lemon bars. Sweet and a little tangy. Is that too much of a stretch?
No matter, as far as I’m concerned, the possibilities are endless when it comes to lemon flavoring and I will make it my life’s mission to search high and low for all of the ways I can incorporate it into my meals!
Let’s just hope we all don’t turn a bright shade of yellow in the process.
So, how do you feel about lemons??
Thanks so much for joining me today at the Fence,
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