Simple Things

Raspberry Lemon Bar

Raspberry Lemon Bar

It is that time of year again.  The crisp fall weather is just barely in the air but you can feel it ever so slightly in the breeze.  I love it.  With the wind comes a thousand memories of times past.  As I sit and relish in this moment of peacefulness, I can’t help but wonder what tomorrow will bring.  Isn’t it fun to think about where you were last year and where you are now?  Of course there are moments that were really wonderful and some not so wonderful.  However all of those memories make up this present moment of who you are.  What will happen that will shape who you are today?  What choices will you make to better yourself?  I think it is supper exciting.

I am not swimming with the dolphins  today but I am going on a walk with an old friend.  I am not feeding the President but I am making Raspberry Lemon Bars for the Atlanta BBQ Festival that will feed some judges and some children.  No need for all the pressure of big things today.  I am peaceful and happy with the little simple things.

These Raspberry Lemon Bars are the bomb diggidy.  I made my crust first by mixing a half pound of butter that is room temp a half cup of sugar and two cups flour.  I chilled it for a few minutes before baking it off for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

While the crust bakes, I make the filling.  On the stove I cook down two pints of raspberries in water and half cup sugar.  It gets kinda syrupy.  I strain the raspberries into my mixing bowl with a cup of fresh squeezed lemons, cup of flour, lemon zest, three cups sugar and six room temp eggs.  After the crust has cooled a bit, I pour the filling on top and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

You will love these.  You will enjoy something really simple and delicious, and this doesn’t take a lot to put a smile on your’s and your loved one’s face.  Enjoy your Raspberry Lemon Bars outside with the crisp breeze and this moment, too, will be in your memories for years to come.

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