I’ve been wondering about something…
You know how you call a car that is always having problems a lemon? And then there’s that old saying When life gives you lemons make lemonade. Right?
Well, who decided that lemons were a bad thing? It doesn’t make sense to me because I personally think they are quite good. Don’t you?
Afterall, who can resist their bright cheerful color? That yellow just gives you a smile. 🙂
And then, there is that crisp fresh scent. mmmmm…
Back in the 70’s teenage girls (including me 🙂 ) went wild over it.
You can still purchase it here!
Are you wondering…
Why is Kelly talking about lemons?
There is a perfect explanation. 🙂 You see, I’ve been thinking about Mother’s Day. Last year I went all fruity with strawberries. This year, I really want to use my new dishes for our Mother’s Day lunch.
And lemons just seem the natural thing to go with them. So I want to share with you some of the inspiration I have found.
(I know I have shared Tracy’s kitchen here before, but it was too good not to show you again!)
And then all the food inspiration for our meal!
Lemons pair wonderfully with chicken…
lemon garlic chicken recipe here
lemon chicken romano recipe here
lemon butter chicken recipe here
And lemons also work with potatoes…
lemon herb roasted potato recipe here
And oh my goodness at all the lemon dessert inspiration I’ve found!
lemon curd tartlet recipe here
lemon cream pie dip recipe here
meltaway lemon cookie recipe here
white chocolate lemon parfait recipe here
lemon tart with rosemary crust recipe here
lemon meringue pie in a mason jar recipe here
lemon pie aka Atlantic Beach Pie recipe here
and even a dessert drink…
Chick-fil-a frozen lemonade recipe here
After all the food inspiration I began to find Mother’s Day gift inspiration.
(I wish I had bought these when I saw them a month ago in TJMaxx. 🙁 )
Love these from Pottery Barn!
Not to be outdone by its sister company, Williams Sonoma has this gorgeous platter. 🙂
They also have this deliciously lemon scented gift set that any mother would love…
and this great baking set. 🙂
Perhaps you or your mother would like a new wreath for the door.
I thought both of these were beautiful.
Or then there is always a cookbook. 🙂
Whew! That was a lot of inspiration!
And to think it all started with my yellow Rutherford china.
Did you know that it also comes in green?
Hmmm…I wonder how it would look with…
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!