We’re having some sleep issues here, to say the least. For the past week or so, Jack has taken FOR-EV-ER to fall asleep at night. Case in point: It’s 11:25pm and Jack is still yelling for me from his crib. Brian put him down over 2 hours ago and rocked him for half an hour… I went in at 10:30 and rocked him for another half hour. He fell asleep in my arms but then immediately woke up when I put him in his crib. UGH. This is beyond frustrating. Good thing we have nothing planned tomorrow morning because it’s probably going to be ugly.
I’ve mentioned before that with both pregnancies I’ve had major citrus cravings. I type this while I sip my raspberry lemonade and a batch of Strawberry Lemonade Bars cools on the counter. See what I mean?
I’ve been wanting to test out this recipe for a while so I figured I would make them for a playdate tomorrow. I’m actually not a huge lemon bar fan, but they just looked so pretty in the picture.
First you use the stand mixer to make the crust (flour, butter, sugar, salt) and press it into a 9×13 pan. Bake for 17 minutes:
Then you combine strawberry puree, fresh lemon juice (FYI, it takes approximately EIGHT lemons to get a cup of lemon juice), lemon zest, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and salt in the food processor. Pour this custard-y mixture over the baked crust, then place back in oven for another 20ish minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar:
Lovely, right? It’s hard to tell from the pic, but they’re actually a pretty pink color. I wish I could attest to the flavor, but they just came out of the oven and the instructions are pretty adamant about waiting until the pan is COMPLETELY COOL before cutting. So I’ll have to let you know tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s the link to the recipe.
Today was sunny and in the 70′s. In January. Remind me of this in July when it’s 110 degrees and I’m cursing Texas weather. Jack and I had a little park date at our local elementary school:
Dear God, he is STILL UP. I may be breaking into those lemonade bars after all…