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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Lemon and Rain...they just GO together

Hi, ya'll.... 

HEY...........WE GOT RAIN....!!! 
O, it wasn't a whole LOT of rain...an inch, I think..
 It was good, SLOW rain for most of the night...off and on...
and we have more in the forecast for today.....we are all so thankful, we don't know what to do.

As always....
rain makes me want to BAKE....


Aren't these little tiny muffins good- lookin'...!!










Little LEMON BITES.....







....start off with 
BISQUICK COMPLETE biscuit mix....
1/2 cup WATER is all you need...

UNLESS....


you do like I do every once in awhile...

I put dough in greased MUFFIN TINS...regular size....

then, with the left-over dough,
I add SUGAR (sugar sub)
CINNAMON
and bake in the little tiny muffin tin.

(the one that makes such tiny little muffins, you think you've only had "a bite"
 so you just have 3 more.....)


 I have a little bowl of
POWDERED SUGAR and  LEMON JUICE ready.
I love lemon so I make mine VERY lemony.

I was sorry that I didn't have fresh lemons this morning to make this glaze.
AND....lemon zest would have been so pretty on top of the snow white glaze.

 Sure glad I had the Real Lemon, tho...


I have two FAVORITE THINGS this morning...



RAIN.....

"Sunshine is delicious....rain is refreshing...wind braces us up...snow is exhilarating...
there is really no such thing as bad weather....only different kinds of GOOD weather."

and

LEMON......

"We are living in a world today where LEMONADE is made from artificial flavors  
and FURNITURE POLISH is made from real lemons."

xoxoxo

34 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

I love lemon too and we are supposed to get rain Saturday...so I think I'll scoot to the store for some of that mix!...:)JP

Salmagundi said...

I love your saying about furniture polish and lemonade. We got some of that rain, too; but I didn't make any luscious muffins!! Take care. Sally

Rian said...

Biscuits look delicious! I had a friend who loved 'lemon' anything, and she made the best lemon curd. She passed away 2 summers ago, but whenever I eat anything lemony, I think of her.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, my mouth is watering! You had a wonderful morning with the rain and muffins! I'm so grateful you got that much needed downpour!

I love quote at the bottom of your post about lemonade and furniture polish. We live in a crazy world!

XO,
Jane

Audrey said...

I must try this mix bj ... Bob does the grocery shopping, so I have not discovered that mix. Will have to ask him to look for it or maybe I need to go shopping. Love a lemon glaze. I have two tiny Meyer lemons on my tree right now, hope the deer will leave them alone so they can mature. They ate all the lemons last year. Meyer lemons are so sweet.

So happy for your rain. Hope you get more.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Lea Culp said...

Reading this made me pucker! They look delicious and the rain looks refreshing. A super combination!

Lea Culp said...

Reading this made me pucker! They look delicious and the rain looks refreshing. A super combination!

living from glory to glory said...

I agree, I love to bake and we have had so little rain that when it does, it is like a holiday!
Blessings, Roxy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

When you get through with that rain send it my way, okay? :) Those muffins sure look delicious!

NanaDiana said...

That sounds like a great combo to me. We have some oppressive heat and humidity here...but need rain now. xo Diana

eileeninmd said...

Glad you had some rain, your plants are happy now! Your lemon biscuits look yummy. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Debbie said...

Loved that quote at the end about lemonade and furniture polish. I hadn't thought of that, but it's true!

I'm so glad you got some rain. We were in that drought right along with you for over five years. (I can't really remember exactly how long it lasted. It just seemed like we would never be green again. ) THIS YEAR, we are so waterlogged that it's a swamp around here. We keep reminding ourselves to be grateful for every single drop. I hope Texas has that "problem" soon too!

Beverly said...

I am thrilled to read you got some rain. We had so much this summer, but I look at it as a blessing because we usually are in a draught.

And, lemon bites sound delicious.

Desires of the Heart said...

Oh, those look so yummy!! I know what you mean about rain making you want to bake....so happy for you that you got that so needed rain to refresh the earth....we don't realize what a blessing it is until we don't have it...Love your quote at the end.....Yes, I think our world is a little upside down!! Have a wonderful day, maybe you will get some more. Blessings, Linda

Madeline's Album said...

So glad to hear you got the rain. Your lemon bites look and sound so good. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Patty Patterson said...

Rain makes me want to bake, too. And baking makes me want to EAT! If this rain keeps up I'm going to need a diet plan. LOL And those look delicious!

Bev Carter said...

I love anything with lemons. They look yummy. Rain makes the plants so happy.
Have a wonderful week,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Pondside said...

You're so right, BJ. Rain and baking just go together. I love lemon too, and think that nothing makes a muffin or a loaf taste better than a little lemon glaze.

SavannahGranny said...

HI, I am so glad you got a good rain and those muffin bites would brighten anyone's day.
Hugs, Ginger

Vee said...

It does feel like an upside-down world often. Probably because it really is.

How wonderful for The Rain Gauge Gal to be getting some rain in TEXAS in JULY! Makes me grin.

Lemon anything...yummo. I'm not baking, though. It's hot and humid.

Patty said...

What a nice combination bj. I love lemon anything and I love rain too, especially at night when I am in bed. I made apple crisp today and we'll have it tonight with vanilla ice cream. Your little muffins looks so yummy!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

That looks like a whole lot of rain! And, as always, your sweet treats look delis!! Love your header photo :-)

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, yum! I want to be your next door neighbor ...

TTFN ~
Marydon

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The lemon muffins look great and with rain, WOW. We would love rain in CA, but that's not going to happen.
Thanks for the tip on the muffins.
Mary

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

So what did So. Cal. do that we don't get to have any of that wonderful rain. Just heat!
Those muffin's look delicious!
I never make, well, hardly ever any more. I should, huh!!
:)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I mean I never BAKE...sheesh!

must love junk said...

Oh, I love anything lemon, and these look AMAZING!! :)
Susan

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I too love lemon...so there just may be a chance I could hop in my canoe and paddle my way to your house? Got milk?

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is the cutest, sweetest most uplifting post ever! Love your take on weather, I'll have to remember that!
Hugs,
Patti

Lorrie said...

I love lemon flavor in baking. Your little muffins look so cute - the perfect thing for a rainy day.

Miz Helen said...

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
Miz Helen

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Rain is Glorious here on the Prairie during the Summer, dear friend!!! Mid~July and I am still in awe that many things are still green and thriving!!!
Rain. . .refreshing. . .indeed!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Jann Olson said...

Bj, wanting more rain here too. Last Tuesday we had a cloud burst like no other. A little too much at once. I love how everything looks and smells after it rains. And nothing smells better than a lemony smell of lovin from the oven. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann
p.s. Loved the tribute for the firefighter!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

These look delicious, BJ! So glad you got some rain - we've had a plenty here! LOVE that quote! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy