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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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