Preserve your lemons, they’re all that’s left you

What do you do when you have…

1. A costco-sized bag of lemons

2. A rainy Sunday

3. A high-spirited two-year-old that likes to “help” in the kitchen

Obviously, you make preserved lemons! It is so easy, and they can be used in a whole bunch of different ways. All you do is cut the lemons in half and sprinkle them with kosher salt. Then pack them into a jar, squeezing out some of the juice into the jar as you pack them in. Then pour olive oil over the whole thing so they’re covered in liquid (a mixture of the lemon juice and olive oil). Close up the jar, shake it up, and put it in a cool place for 2 weeks.  After you open the jar, I think they keep for a while in the fridge.

Stay tuned for moroccan chicken with olives and preserved lemons for dinner this Friday night.  Also, I’ll give you a dollar if you know where the title quote comes from.

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