It’s possible that I might have told a few…er…hundred…people how much I love lemony food. My friend Rachel brings me lemons, my BIL’s sister brings me lemons, and now I have a few women at Kindergarten bringing me lemons.
I used to think they were doing me a favor, but I’m onto you ladies! They’re really doing themselves a favor. Because when you have 50 lemons, it’s unlikely you’ll use them all before some start going bad.
But…um…so I have all these lemons. Which leaves me searching for lemon recipes. Because I can’t stand the idea of them going bad.
Haley has also informed me that she’s tired of the snacks I’m giving her for school. Because, you know, white chocolate macadamia nut granola bars, dill pickle cashews, and kettle corn are so played out. Poor baby, right? Sigh. I do suppose after six months, she’s due for something new.
Found these. Made these. Shoveled handfuls into my own mouth. Got the thumbs up. Shoveled more into my pie hole. Packaged remainder into little baggies for her. All good.
But considering I only used two lemons, I imagine I’ll be making 63 more cups. Or until she’s “tired” of them. Whichever comes first.
Chex Lemon Buddies
Makes 9 cups
Prep time 15 minutes
• 9 cups Rice Chex cereal
• 1 1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips
• 1/4 cup butter or margarine
• 1 tablespoon lemon zest
• 3 tablespoons lemon juice
• 2 cups powdered sugar
Measure cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
In a microwaveable bowl, microwave chips, butter, lemon zest and juice uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 more seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth.
Pour mixture over cereal, stirring gently with a spatular until evenly coated. Pour into a 2-gallon re-sealable food storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar, seal bag and shake until all the cereal is well-coated.
(slightly adapted from allrecipes.com)