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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lemon Tree...is very pretty..

THIS isn't a fallish post..
I'm not quite ready for FALL decorating...still too hot here.
The mornings...evenings....much cooler.
MAYBE by next week, I'll be more ready to do a little FALL decorating.
O...believe me...
I am READY to let this long, hot, dry summer slide into FALL..
We had the nicest rain, off and on, all night long  (9/15)
and
I. AM. THANKFUL.
Tuscany with Lemon Tree"Watercolor Painting by Meltem Kilic
 ♥♥
Two things come to mind when I gaze at this BEAUTIFUL PAINTING...
# 1.....I wish I could paint like this !
               # 2.... I wish I could grow a LEMON TREE !
PETER, PAUL AND MARY had a great song out in 1962
THE LEMON TREE
...a huge hit.
♫♪"When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me,
"Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree." ♪♪
"Don't put your faith in love, my boy", my father said to me,
"I fear you'll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree."♫♫
 I made the BEST 
BREAD PUDDING today.
and I just wish this was SCRATCH and SNIFF...it smelled so so good while it was baking.
I had forgotten how much I LOVE Bread Pudding.
Those little crunchy brown nuts on top...
BROWN SUGAR PECANS



♫♫"Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat"♫♪
After the pudding was cooled a little..I drizzled WARM LEMON CURD all over it and I am
telling you people...
THIS is about the best dessert we have had in a LOOOONG  TIME.
O...it HAS to be served WARM...



♫♫♪"One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie
A girl so sweet that when she smiled the stars rose in the sky.
We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
The music of her laughter hid my father's words from me"♪♪
♫♪♪"One day she left without a word. She took away the sun.
And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done.
She'd left me for another, it's a common tale but true.   ♪♫
A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you:"
"Lemon tree very pretty and the ♪♪♫ lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat" ♫♪♫


6 slices of bread, torn apart
2 Tablespoons melted butter
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla 
**
Tear bread into PAM-ED baking dish
Pour melted butter over the bread.
In a medium bowl, mix eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla
and pour over buttered, crumbled bread.
You can add raisins, dried cranberries, nuts at this time.
BAKE 350 for 45 minutes or until it's a nice, golden brown.
I made a half recipe for just the two of us.
Mr. Sweet doesn't care for LEMON flavor (what's WRONG with him?)
so I added the warmed curd to MINE after I put it in a bowl. 
I hope you have a nice, sweet, LEMONY day.... 
I am joining
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Many thanks to the hosts and thanks to YOU for stopping by.
XOXOXO
bj ♥    

44 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

OMG! Did you have to slather that heavenly fruit of the gods with lemon curd? I have an awesome recipe for bread pudding that uses donuts. So good! Now I want some with lemon curd! Waaaaah!

Marydon said...

OMGolly! We went to dinner the other night & ordered bread pudding after our deelish Reubens.

I told Harold 'I wish I knew how to make a good bread pudding' ... & knowing EVERYTHING you make is fabulous, guess what is going into that oven now?! Yup!

Mother used to make a deelish b/p, I can smell the aroma memory now.

TY for sharing. Tomorrow we will savor this lovely recipe.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Donnie said...

Hi Bj/ Is the amounts listed the 1/2 recipe or regular? I wanted to make some for just Don and I and your recipe sounds so good. I always would end up making too much with my older recipe. Loved your sweet, tart lemon post.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Seriously...I think you are trying to make me fat!! You have the best food on your blog...Oh, I love bread pudding and lemon curd. Mercy!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

LOvely post Bj! I love anything lemon, so my mouth was watering over this. Bread pudding is my hubs favorite too!

Barbara F. said...

I started out with egg whites this a.m., - now all I want for dinner is bread pudding and lemon curd!!!!!

I am glad you got much needed rain last night. I also can't stop thinking about the lemon tree song....:) xo,

Cozy Little House said...

I think you may be the reason I'm gaining weight (3 pounds lately)! It's your food. As long as you're putting weight on me, you may as well cook for me too, BJ. It's only fair. I'll be singing that song all night. Now tell me again where you got that black and white teapot?
Brenda

Kelly said...

My mouth is watering looking at those pics. I've used lemon curd before in a lemon coconut cake and it was delicious. That painting is so pretty too.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The bread pudding looks great BJ! I wish I could grow a lemon tree too. I know it would be happy outside during summer, I just don't get any direct sunlight in the house, so it wouldn't be happy over winter.

Love Of Quilts said...

I always get bread pudding when we go out to eat at Barnhills...its so good. I'll try your. I don't think I can get the lemon curd around here but I'm going to see. Trish

Patti said...

Did you get the new M-C catalog this week? Love the new courtly check compotes!! That is now on the TOP of my list

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Sounds delicious! I haven't had bread pudding in FAR TOO LONG!

Sandy said...

This is a simply lovely post! Your bread pudding looks wonderful and I wish I could share one of my Lemon Trees with you. I have two... they grow the best Lemons and I use the fruit for so many dishes and desserts..This is the time of the year that the trees are full and my neighbors are welcome to come take as many as they wish... Lemon Curd, I might give that a try also...
Very nice post
Sandy

mississippi artist said...

Yum! Lemon curd is so good I could eat that whole jare! I bet it was delicious on that bread pudding.

Pamma said...

Bread pudding is one of my all time favorites. Looks delicious!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Babs said...

I love bread pudding and make it a lot in the fall and winter, but I've never put lemon curd on it. It sounds WONDERFUL! Love lemon so I know it will be good.
Thanks for sharing a yummy recipe.
Babs

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a keeper!! I am going to the store tomorrow and I will pick up the lemon curd. I am dying to try it!! I'll let you know how it turns out!

XO,
Jane

Sheree said...

BJ ~ BJ~ BJ~
You have been found "guilty" of increasing my body fat!!
Well- here I go mixing..... That recipe for bread pudding looks heavenly!!!

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE bread pudding! You did it over the top with the lemon curd...YUM!!

Salmagundi said...

I made the bread pudding and it baked while we ate dinner. I could hardly wait for it to cool - we're eating it now! Yum, yum, yum! The best comfort food. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. Sally

Michele Smith said...

I would love to grow a lemon tree also! Beautiful watercolor.
That looks delicious!
I actually saw some of that lemon curd at TJ's today!

Vee said...

Your raindrops brought in the real raindrops? I'm so happy that you've finally had some rain.

This is the sweetest post from the cute and sunny graphics to the lyrics to the memory of singing that song on the schoolbus to bread pudding with lemon curd. Oh dear. This may mean a trip to T.J.Maxx looking for some.

I'm not quite ready for the total fall look, but I have begun to make a few, hopefully subtle, changes. And I do need a mum.

Marigene said...

I had a lemon tree (lime and blood oranges, too) when I lived in Phoenix, it was heaven walking out there a plucking the fresh fruit off them...your bread pudding looks delish!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is gorgeous! I too am a big bread pudding fan. I have a pumpkin bread pudding on my side-bar.
I love bread pudding in he am with a cup of great coffee. I never thought of putting lemon curd on bread pudding. It sounds almost sinful!
Great tip, BJ.
And the Lemon Tree song is a lemonny blast from the past!
xo Yvonne

nancy said...

that takes me back to italy. they have the largest lemonds there.
ty for that memory.

forgetmenot said...

Your bread pudding looks delicious--I'm copying the recipe as soon as I post this comment. Love the song too--I was right there when Peter, Paul, and Mary were "singing their hearts out"--the good old days. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Pondside said...

You make everything look so delicious! I wish I lived next door to you just so I could pop in when I smell the baking.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good grief! If I lived near you..or at your house..or..anyway..you know what I mean..I would weight 200 pounds!
Right now I weight only 197.5! LOL

You do make the most delicious goodies ever! I love the painting. And if I can grow a lemon tree...so can you. I bought one last year and it produced 40 lovely little lemons...honest. I finally planted it. It's small but mighty. Do it. Mine was in a pot for ages..but now it's in the ground.
I am so GLAD, DELIGHTED and ...and...just everything..that you got rain! That is such wonderful news.

Holly said...

Holy Cow, that looks so tasty! I love anything with lemons too but I have never had lemon curd, I need to find some, and soon.

Debbie said...

Well first, PRAISE GOD for your night of rain. Second, the bread pudding looks divine. It's one of my favorite desserts.

And now I have that song stuck in my head. Grin.

Chris said...

BJ, you just have the coolest posts. I love to visit you. And Bread Pudding??? On the top of my list for favorites. I've never made it with dried cranberries, but I sure will now. ♥
Chris

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Your present blog-look, is simply delightful. No need to go-all-orange-and-brown here, yet. Or maybe, ever. :-)

♥'Aunt Amelia'♥
(Not blogging... But reading some blogs... Commenting, here and there... Now and then...)

Kathleen Grace said...

I don't think I have had bread pudding since my dear grandma made it for me as a child. It sure looks good! I am so thrilled for you that you got some rain!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

My hubby loves bread pudding! I'll have to copy this recipe. Where can I get some of the lemon curd? If you don't mind sharing! Have a great day!

Jo said...

BJ...if only we could scratch/sniff,boy O boy this looks soooo dawg gone delish.
~JO

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love, love, love bread pudding with or without lemon curd. Can't believe someone doesn't like lemon curd. Just give me a spoon and I'm in food heaven! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!--------Shannon

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

OH how I have missed you ~ my all time favorite dessert! Fabulous photos ~ Thank you for being so sweet by checking in on me through out my extremely busy summer months. So grateful for the fall and some quiet times...

Julie said...

Oh BJ - there goes my diet!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, congratulations on getting rain! and a slow rain at that!!!! hurray!!!

The French Hutch said...

I'm so happy you got your much needed rain. After so long without it I'm sure it sounded and smelled so good. I love the song you post about today. I also love lemon anything. Your bread pudding looks delish too.
Hope your weekend is great.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Designs By Pinky said...

I think I have lived under a rock! I have never had or made bread pudding! It sounds (and looks) delicious and ....EASY! I am going to make some!! Thanks so much for the recipe! XO, Pinky

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
"Mr. Ed" asked this morning if I'd heard if you'd gotten any rain..."It's raining in Texas"! I adored opening this post and listening to the sound of rain. One of the senses the least used is hearing...greater still is listening. The lack of rain in our area of the Prairie has made hearing and listening to the rain such a pleasure these last few days! AMEN!
Fondly,
Pat

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Bread pudding is one of life's best pleasures.

Thanks for stopping by Sweet Tooth Friday!

Sherry said...

Oh, that looks delicious BJ! That lemon curd is good stuff.
Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry