The other day, Mr. Sweet was at the "new" place, working on the utility closet...
I stayed home to do laundry and all that stuff and decided on a
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH for lunch.
I can, however, do without the soup if I don't have any in the pantry...
but NEVER can do without a great dill pickle to go along with that grilled cheese.
If I am out of dill pickles, forget the cheese sand.
My favorite kosher dills are CLAUSSEN Mini.
They are so lip-smackin' good, it's unbelievable.
They are in the cold section, along with the cheeses and luncheon meats....really good pickles.
While my sandwich was making,
I was also trying a new dessert recipe from my friend, BONNIE.
THIS is her LEMON SPONGE PUDDING
and, since I am a SUCKER for anything lemon,
I mixed it up and had it in the oven in no time.
As you can see, she had these beautiful little ramekins to bake hers in
so I started looking for my little plain white ones.....
"I'll fill them up with goodness and place in a pan of boiling water and bake them up"
oops.... ramekins packed.....in a box at the SUMMER HOUSE.
ok, Bonnie said it could be baked in a larger bowl so.....
into my vintage corning ware bowl and into a pot of boiling water and
into the oven it all went.
O Noooo, it wasn't ANYwhere as pretty as Bonnie's in her
but, one must work with what one has....
OOO, it smells sooo good..
fresh lemon in the air is intoxicating
and this dish is no exception....
It bubbled and steamed and baked
in that oven and made the dish not too appealing.....but, oh boy....
was it ever GOOOOD.
I did find ONE little ramekin in the cabinet....
and look how pretty now.... :)
I just HAD to add a spoonful of LEMON CURD to the side...
and two fresh strawberries didn't hurt matters, either.
I followed BONNIE'S RECIPE
to a tee except I did add my infamous teaspoon of VANILLA...
(and, as always, I dabbed a bit of vanilla behind each ear...just like my Aunt Lillian used to do..
I seriously urge you LEMON LOVERS to try this recipe...
not too many ingredients...
most right in your pantry and fridge.
It goes together fast....takes only 45 minutes to bake and,
served WARM with ice cream ......or LEMON CURD, *ahem....
or COLD with fresh, sweetened whipped cream,
it's a light and very tasty dessert that you'll want to make time and time again.