Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 39: Lemon Bars

My husband has always had a thing with lemon bars. I say "with" not "for" because at sometime in his life he stated he liked lemon bars. Since then, he has been gifted them on birthdays and for a long time my in-laws would bring over lemon mirage pie because they thought he liked it. Funny thing, he didn't. Don't get me wrong, he loves a good lemon bar, but they are far from his favorite.

It was a Monday and beautiful outside and I couldn't get the thought of bright yellow delicious lemon bars out of my head. So I decided that would be the cookie of the day. I started gathering my ingredients and supplies, preheated the oven, and dumped the ingredients for the crust (butter, sugar, flour) into my new pretty lemon bowl.

Since this recipe is easy and not much heavy mixing is involved I decided to give my Kitchen Aid mixer a day off.  All I needed was a few pulses to break up the butter. This may have worked if the butter was a little softer. It wasn't. The butter got stuck in the head of the blender.

At this point my brain must have turned off, because I thought it would be a good idea to stick my finger in there to remove the butter. FOR THE RECORD the blender was off. Then as the butter was unstuck the blade let loose and finished a rotation, cutting my finger at the top knuckle. See that sharp blade below? Don't put your fingers by it!!!

I was home by myself. Quickly ran my hand under cold water and cleaned out the cut (it was full of butter!). I kept pressure on it and held it above my heart. About 30 minutes later I realized I should probably go in to have it looked at. I called Adam and let him know what had happened and a friend to see if she could pick Noah up from school. Then drove myself to the William Beaumont Hospital's Urgent Care. I was stitched up and given a tetanus shott and in record time! I was even still able to pick Dane and Ian up from school.

And as they say in the theater...the show must go on!

I enlisted the help of Noah and we completed the lemon bars together and they were the best lemon bars ever!!!!

I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. It's simple, as long as you don't injure yourself while making them. Perfect mix of lemon and sweetness.

Lemon Bars
from Allrecipes.com

1 cup of butter SOFTENED
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 lemons, juiced
Plus some lemon zest for decoration

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a medium sized bowl mix together crust ingredients together. Second time around I used a pastry blender. Two knives would work just as well.

Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Then bake for 15-20 minutes.

While the crust is in the oven juice the lemons

Mix in eggs, sugar and flour. Pour over the hot crust then bake for 20 minutes.
Once the lemon bars are cooled dust with powdered sugar and lemon zest. Cut once they are cooled completely.

A special thanks to Noah who really stepped up and helped me make this COD. He was the sweet to a sour day. 

1 comment:

Kelli Avery said...

Thank you for stopping by my site, www.freebiesdealsandsteals.com, I am looking forward to reading your blog, I have bookmarked your site, to be able to come back and use some of your recipes. I think this is a great challenge to do with your kids. Wish I had the time, maybe someday!! Good luck with your cookie adventure!! :)