As always, it was two long days at work. Saturday was a great day off. I had picked up some lemons recently and Ashley was over for lunch and we opted to make some lemon-aid. I am not a fan of the labor but I love fresh homemade lemon-aid! With the remaining pulp and peels, I made a nice sauce for some steamed vegetables for a nice lunch.
Steamed Vegetables in a Lemon Sauce
1 cup of carrots
1 cup of broccoli
1/2 cup of peas
1/2 cup of corn
1 tablespoon of lemon pulp
1 tablespoon of water
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Steam the broccoli, carrots (cut into matchsticks), peas and corn in a steamer until broccoli is a bright green. The carrots should require about 5 more minutes of steam time than the other vegetables. Set aside and cover.
Heat a pan to low / med heat. Add the lemon pulp and stir, slowing adding in the water. Vegetable broth can be used here but the flavor of the sauce is delicate do use a very subtle broth. Add the pepper and salt and stir well. Add the lemon zest and stir again. Reduce heat, do not get a "frying" heat. Much of the water will evaporate, drizzle the oil over the sauce and mix in. Add the vegetable and stir to coat.
After lunch, Ashley darted off to work and I headed out to the Vegan Bake Sale. Sadly, by the time I arrived most of the goodies were gone. I picked up a few things and chatted with some friends before heading around Marietta to go thrifting. I found some great plates and even a bad ass mug.
The real thrifting treasures were some dinning room chairs that were dirt cheap and in great condition. I grabbed 3, all different styles. I could not fit any more in my little car so I stopped there. Now I just need a good dinning room table. I actually feel like I am making a home.