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Lifting and Lemon Curd

Off to the gym this morning! It was surprisingly warm in the 40s. We have had warm weather the last few days, but some snow is soon to come.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Lying Leg Press 3 sets of 10 at 100# Lower Body
Straight Leg deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 70# bar Low back and hammies
Seated Lat Row 3 sets of 10 at 50# Back
Decline Situp 3 sets of 10 Core
Barbell Chest Press 3 sets of 10 with 55# bar Chest
Arnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs  (20# total) Shoulders
Kickbacks 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Triceps
Lower Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 90# Low back

This was a tough workout as I reduced my rest time between sets. Then I hopped on the treadmill and walked for 1.5 miles.

I was hungry!! when I got home.  I made up protein pancakes instead of waffles for a change.

Note that I added more blueberries after this picture because my whole serving would not have made as pretty a picture  :grin:

So, here is the recipe for the lemon curd.  Only a few ingredients and super easy!

Fashion up your own double boiler.  I used a stainless steel bowl and a saucepan filled with a bit of water.  You just need a bowl a little bigger than the pan.

Turn the heat on to bring the water to a simmer.

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice (2 large lemons)
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted.

In the bowl, add the eggs and sugar and beat with a whisk.

Set over the double boiler and then add the butter and lemon juice.

Whisk constantly over the simmering water until thickened.  It took less than 10 minutes for this to happen.

How easy is that??  This is intensely flavored, so you don’t need much.

It filled up a 16 ounce jar:

This is approximately 50 calories per tablespoon.  Just  a bit more than jam.

Store in the fridge. I don’t know about the shelf life of this.  Guess we will find out!

I had a very productive work day today and finished up early and got my practicing done.  I am enjoying some tree time now:

Do you like the tippy top?  :mrgreen:  We need to bend that back. The nice thing about an artificial tree is that Pixie doesn’t care about climbing it.  She actually pretty much ignores it, although she likes to lay under it and throw her toys under there.

 

Once John is done with his things to do, he and I are off tonight to have a date/coffee night!

 

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16 comments to Lifting and Lemon Curd

  • Jan

    Oh that lemon curd looks delish!

  • Mmmm, the picture of your pancakes looks DELICIOUS! The lemon curd sounds fantastic, and easy to make. Have you done anything else with it? I’m not sure what I would use it for!

    • You can use it on toast or any kind of bread. You could make little lemon tarts with it, which would be a nice treat. Or, you could just eat it off the spoon like I do big grin

  • That seems like a good deal on the lemon curd. Seems like you could get some pretty 4 ounce jars and have 4 little presents to give pretty easily. You always have the best cooking demo pictures!

    Your Christmas tree looks like a post card. I like those big snowflake ornaments on there.

    • It would be good for gifts, but I don’t know how long it lasts.

      Those snowflakes are from when we had a retail shop eons ago now. I had a Christmas tree that people could shop from and I got those snowflakes because I loved them. Didn’t sell a single one. Go figure. SO I kept them!

  • Love your tree, Lori! Especially the snowflakes – I would definitely have bought one. Glad you don’t have to worry about Pixie climbing it. That cracks me up, that she puts her toys under it. happy

    And the lemon curd looks tasty. Bet that would go great with your coconut flour biscuits!

  • The lemon curd is indeed very easy. Might try to make it myself one day.
    Love your tree Lori, makes me want to set up ours but have to wait till Friday when we will be buying one.

  • Miz

    today I LIFE.
    today as in all other days happy Im just not a fan of the lemon happy
    curd or otherwise.

  • Your tree looks lovely Lori. –sigh– I love Christmas season!!!

    I was surprised the lemon curd was so easy! I’ll have to file that recipe away for a snowy day.

  • Good workout for you Lori! I had one too. I love the weights! I would love a bite of that breakfast even more! winking

    Your tree is pretty & funny that Pixie hides her toys there – just like a present! happy

    Have fun on date night or did that already happen?

  • Your blueberry pancakes get me every time. So good!
    I’ve never made my own lemon curd. I love it and should. Now I can – Hey! happy happy happy

  • I love lemon curd. If you use Meyer lemons you can use much less sugar (or honey like I do) and lower the calories and sugar impact even more. You can even make it with clementine juice, which is insane. I like to add the zest, too.

  • I would think if you refrigerate that curd it will last a long time.

    I’m ready for an artificial tree but I’m the only one in my family who is… outnumbered right now!

  • Hmm, I just happen to have a few lemons on hand. Is this my lucky day, or what?! happy

    Your tree is lovely! Just makes you want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa. Or a latte, of course.

  • Roz

    Hi Lori. OOH…the lemon curd looks fantastic. I’ve bookmarked this recipe. Your tree is soooo pretty. Hope your date night was fun!!!

  • Biz

    My mom LOVES lemon curd – I’ll have to make this for her. We went to an artificial tree about 8 years ago and have never looked back – we even have the lights built in, which I love!

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