Who says a light, easy-to-make meal has to be boring? Not me! Midweek Menu 221 has four delicious recipes that are perfect for enjoying with family or friends.
The week’s meal came together so easily, and three recipes have a common ingredient, lemons! I didn’t do that on purpose, but I sure do like it.
Benefits Of Cooking With Lemons
- Lemons are known for their vibrant and tangy flavor that can brighten up any recipe. Whether you’re using lemon juice, zest, or even the whole fruit, their flavor can transform a plain, average dish into something extraordinary.
- They are super versatile! From appetizers to desserts, one of the best things about lemons is their versatility in the kitchen. I love that they add a tangy twist to salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. Lemon zest can infuse baked goods with a bright and aromatic flavor, while lemon juice can be used to tenderize meat or add a refreshing touch to cocktails and beverages.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s always best to use fresh lemons; however, bottled lemon juice can be used as a substitute if they are unavailable. Just know that bottled lemon juice may have additional ingredients and preservatives.
Yes, they can. Squeeze the juice and store it in ice cube trays, or freeze sliced lemons for future use.
Crudité Platter With Deviled Egg Dip
If you're looking to make a beautiful Crudité Platter then this savory, creamy, flavorful Deviled Egg Dip is a must-have! This simple 6 ingredient recipe is ready in just 10 minutes and perfect to serve for any occasion! Whether you're casually entertaining friends, attending a potluck, or hosting a holiday feast, Deviled Egg Dip is sure to be the talk of the party!
Easy Penne Pasta Salad With Vegetables
Juicy tomatoes, fresh spinach, sweet Vidalia onions, and olives are tossed with whole wheat pasta in a light lemon dressing to make the perfect pasta salad! This extra-easy recipe is excellent for customizing with your favorite ingredients and will become your go-to when you need a fast, delicious side dish.
Grilled Lemon Chicken
Simple, quick and packed with flavor…so simple and oh, so good! Make a double batch and enjoy the chicken with fresh veggies for dinner and then have extra for chicken salad, sandwiches or in pasta.