I Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It was gray and windy today.  The temp hoovered around freezing.  And, its been trying to snow all day.  Real whining weather had I not decided that moving to Alaska was the thing to do.  And then…..I saw the mail lady pull into the driveway.  I met her at the end of the back walk and she had the box that I long awaited…well, not all that long…5 days total.  The mail lady wanted to visit…..I didn’t.  Into the house I ran carefullycarrying box.  Out came the knife to carefuly slit the tape sealing the box and……………………

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Aren’t they absolutely beautiful???   They are from Lemon Ladies Orchard in CA.  Karen has been great to deal with and she included some extra marmalade to send to My Honey.  I know where I am getting my meyer lemons from now on, unless I can grow them myself…yeah right.  Of course I had to use them right away.  And many more reipes to come

LEMON CUPCAKES

1/2 cup soft butter

1 1/2 flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2  tsp salt

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

zest and juice of one lemon

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

In seperate bowls, combine dry ingredients and then butter milk, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, them add dry and wet mixtures alternately.  Divide among regular sprayed muffin tins and bake at 350 for 20-25 min.  Cool on racks.

Frosting:

   2 tbsp lemon juice

   1 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

 

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