Everyday Mom's Meals: It's Like.....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's Like.....

An oasis in your mouth! Wondering what I'm talking about? Lemon. I love anything w/ lemon in it! I've shared my love of citrus w/ you before and I'm admitting to it once again. In the dog days of summer I don't think there is anything more refreshing than eating/drinking something w/ lemon in it. When I'm sweltering at a fair, what am I drinking? Lemonade shake-ups of course. (Notice the plural?? Yeah, I'm drinking 4-5!!). If I order iced tea w/ a meal, what's in it? A bid wedge of lemon. If I my hands are gross and I need hand sanitizer, what scent is it? Lemon of course! :-) I'm obsessed, I know and I'm completely okay w/ that. It's cool, clean and makes you feel 10 degrees cooler instantly. Or at least it does me. So when it was time for an easy dessert on a hot Sunday afternoon I turned to my trusty lemon tree once again. Okay, so that part is a lie. We don't have a lemon tree, but OH how I wish we did! I had stumbled upon this on Food.com and saved it for the perfect day--95 degrees w/ 567% humidity! It's light, creamy and so nice when it's too hot for anything heavy. I don't eating things that "weigh" me down when it's so warm and this is like a puff of air, it's so light! So if you need a dessert that is refreshing, yummy and will disappear in no time, this is for you!

Lemon Mousse 
1 (21 oz.) can lemon pie filling
3 c. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl, add pie filling, cream and vanilla. With an electric mixer, beat until light and fluffy. If you desire a more deep yellow color, you can add a drop or 2 of food coloring.  Garnish w/ some grated lemon zest.

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Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

this sounds so easy. And looks delicious

Something Swanky said...

This looks great! I'd love for you to share it at my Sweet Treats Party tomorrow! Hope to see you there :)

{Sweet Treats Thursday}



Ali said...

What a cool idea! it looks super yummy. :)
If you'd like, I wanted to invite you over to share your best recipes at my new link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. I'd love for you to join in the fun :)

carolinaheartstrings said...

That looks so yummy and refreshing. I love lemon anything. Come over and visit us. We have a delicious Southern Favorite today.

adventuresindinner said...

Looks fantastic :) So happy I found your blog. Hope you find time to follow me back.

Elsa said...

Same here. I love lemon. I think half of the desserts on my blog are lemon flavored. :)

Miranda said...

Looks like we are sharing the same weather trends~ This looks so refreshing. Thank you so much for joining Fat Camp Friday! See you next week!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
This looks so cool and refreshing for the hot weather that we are having. I will have mine right now please. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon! Hope you are having a great week end.
Miz Helen

Stacy @ Faith and Family said...

This is such a perfect treat for hot weather! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you share this at this weeks Menu Mondays recipe link up: http://myfaithandfamily.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/menu-mondays-parmesan-crusted-chicken/