It was so nice to spend the morning cutting up the lemon,
as paper-thin as I could, skins and all... used meyer lemons!
The afternoon was the second lemon pie and two double batches of
Cranberry Orange Bread.
Total Count for Patrick's Mercy Meal Desserts (+possible gifts of cake etc):
2 9x13 Pans Chocolate Mint Brownies
3 Grapefruit Pound Cakes (unglazed)
2 Lemon Pies
1 Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake (with orange glaze/icing)
8 mini-loaves of Cranberry Orange Cake
Earlier in the week I made 8 mini-loaves of Koek for memorial gifts.
Neat trick for the second lemon pie:
I used a smaller Spring-Form Pan and knew that the
lemon-egg-sugar filling would possibly need extra baking time,
since it was more condensed as opposed to spread out in a tart pan.
My good friend A., who is the Mother of my godson L,
told me to use my instant read thermometer as I was basically
baking lemon-curd in a pie (as the recipe itself says!) and
Lemon-curd is ready at 170F... so that's what I did and I am excited to
see how this pie turns out!
it was the first time using my nice digital scale that I got
late last year; I am very pleased with it and esp. that I can
measure in both lbs or kgs.
I also bought this super cute
that Mr Husband said I can have as my
Pascha Present this year!
I feel like it is also in memory of +Patrick
as I discovered it while baking my cakes today...
The main thing is that I need to remember to grease the pan first...
my friend M. finds that the spray coconut oil works well!
My Husband is still weak,
I don't really do NJ highways, so we are going to cab it to
church tomorrow for +Patrick's funeral liturgy.
I have lunches packed for us and will make tea for myself to take along
for me + water bottles for both of us.
I listened to 2 (older) requiems today + an Orthodox CD called
Candles + lampada were lit throughout the day,
including a big blessed candle.
I got some encouraging emails and am grateful for the support
we have been given.
Lord have mercy on us all!