Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Bits and Pieces

The kids had fun at the monster truck show on Sunday.  They came home all excited, with cotton candy, a plastic Gravedigger hat, some crazy flashing rings, a lego monster truck, etc. etc.  I meant to get a picture of Reece in the hat, but forgot.  Maybe tomorrow.

He was keyed up Sunday night and didn't get to sleep until late, so he was tired today.  I hope he was good at school.  He went to sleep like an angel tonight, about 7:40 PM.  The little girls did, too.

Still cold here--44 right now, and will get down to 33 degrees tonight (or early morning).  Brrr.

I saw an article on the internet about freezing whole lemons, then grating them up to use in whatever you like.  You wash them first, really well.  Then put them in a freezer bag and freeze them.  When they are frozen, take them out and grate the whole thing, peel, seeds and all.  The article, which I can't find now, said to sprinkle the frozen bits of lemon on everything: soup, eggs,  salads, veggies, beans, ice cream, ramen noodles--you name it.  It said that it brightens up the flavor of any food and is good for you, as well.

I like lemon, so I bought some and tried it.  I've only grated one so far (I used the small holes).  The article (that I can't find) said you can put them in the food processor to grate them, and I'm going to do that with the rest of them tomorrow.  The one I grated smelled heavenly while I was grating it, and I put the gratings in a plastic bowl w/lid and put it back in the freezer.  The gratings tasted good all by themselves.  They sort of melted in my  mouth.  I'll try them on food tomorrow.

Camryn has a dentist appointment tomorrow, so I will drop her and her mommy off at the dentist's after we take Aubrey to school at 11:15.  Gina will stay with me.  

I also have a dentist appointment, but mine is next week on Tuesday.  Dreading it, but need it.  I have 2 broken molars that have to be fixed.  The dentist didn't want to do it while I was still recovering from cancer and chemo, but one of them is starting to hurt a little and I don't want it to get worse.

Hope you've had a good start to your week.


Therese said...

I had a lot of dental work done last year Kalona so can sympathize. Was the lemon hard to grate when it was frozen? I would be interested in doing this too.

Adrienne said...

Here's a video about grating frozen lemons. Sounds like a very cool (no pun intended) idea. I have a lemon lingering in the kitchen. I'm going to pop it into the freezer.

P.S. They claim it's good to heal cancer.

Kalona said...

Thanks for the link, Adrienne. I saw that cancer prevention/cure claim, and hope it's true. But I figured even if it's not true the lemon will still be good for us.

I tried some of the grated lemon on my yogurt this morning. Yum!

Kalona said...

Therese, grating the frozen lemon was about as hard as grating hard cheese--not too bad. Adrienne has linked a video about grating frozen lemons if you want to take a look.