Starting down an isle at Smart & Final, my eye was caught by a giant bag of lemons. Lemons en mass. Many lemons, small but in a potent yellow. Lots a lemons….and sucked in by the color I added the bag to my cart.
Do I have a need for all these lemons? Not at all. They sure do add color to my living room. What to do with them? Perhaps a lemon cake? Not one of my hundred or so cook books had a good lemon cake. And I looked. So I started dinner and came upstairs to check online.
What I found was two sites that specialized in cake mix adaptations. That’s me. I make a giant sheet cake every Sunday using three cake mixes. All the adaptations I found called for sour cream. One cup of sour cream per box of cake mix. Now that would be fine if I were just making one regular, two layer cake. I cannot see using three cups of sour cream for the two hundred some drunks with the cost coming out of George’s pocket.
Personally, I don’t need the calories. Maybe the newcomers do need the calories. I’m not using the suggestions, but those cake mix adaptations sure do sound good.
Perhaps I’ll make lemonade.