Welcometofeedyourfamilytonightpodcasteachweek.Weareservingofmotivationandinspirationtohelpyougetweeknightdinneronthetablelettingyourecapturealittlecalminthecrazyandnowyourhostspeakerauthorandmarriedmother-of-fourMariefever.Yourfamilytonightpodcastepisode98.ImyourhostMariefiebachandIamsohappytobeherewithyoutoday.Theyweregoingtotalkaboutoneofmyfavoriteingredientsandthatislemons.Butbeforewedigdeepintoallthingsyellowacidandyummy,Iwanttosaythankyoutothoseofyouwhohavetakenthetimetowriteareviewandapplepodcast.Ireadeveryoneofthemandtheymeantheworldtomebutmoreimportantlythanthat.Theyhelpotherslearnaboutfeedyourfamilytonight,andIwanttohighlightacoupleofthemtoday.ThefirstoneisfromJackRN19lovelovelovefeedyourfamilytonight.IvebeenlisteningforaboutayearnowandIlookforwardtoeveryepisodehaveatoddler.Soeverytipandrecipedoesntapplytomyliferightnow,butImjusttakingitawayforlater.Jackarein19youaregoingtobereadywhenyourkidsgeteggandLifestartsgettingextracrazyThenextoneIwanttoreadisfromSarah2332.Whatagem.ImafaithfullistenertoMariespodcast.Shessodown-to-earthgivesgreattipseveryepisodeandmakesmefeelmorelikeIcancontinuetoputmealstogetherformyfamilythattheydonthavetobecrazyhardandcanstillbehealthy.Itsafull-timeworking.Momofthreelittleduringpandemictimes.ShehasbeenalifesavernofluffPleasantfriendlyvoiceandgreatpracticaltips.SubscribenowSarah.Thankyousomuch.IcanttellyouhowmuchIappreciateyourkindwords.Ifeellikeifyouareaworkingmomofthreelittlethanyouareahero.ImhopingthatImheretohelpyoubringalittlebitofcolumntothatcrazy.Today.WeregoingtohavetotalkaboutoneofmyfavoriteingredientsandthatisLevant.Myparentshavegottenthedailynewspaperfromourlocalpublisher.EverydayforaslongasIcanrememberandwhentheyreaditiftheyseeanarticlethattheythinkIwillenjoystillsaveitformeandshowittomewhenImoverattheirhouseforfamilydinnerandyearsagothatlocalcollegebasketballteamwasintheNCAAsweet16.Andtherewasanarticlewiththewifeoftheheadbasketballcoach.Soshewaskindofalocalcelebrity.ThereporterwasaskingherallsortsofquestionsandthenaskherforarecipeinmymomsavethearticleformebecausesheknewthatIlovedrecipesbutonequestionthereporteraskedherwaswhatissomethingthatyoualwayshaveinyourrefrigeratorasIreadthatarticleIimmediatelythoughtokay.WhatssomethingthatIalwayshaveinmyrefrigeratorandimmediately?Imlike,well,IhavemilkandIhaveeggsandIalwayshavelettucebutthoseareallkindofboreandblahandthenIthoughtIalwayshavelemonandlemonsaremuchmorefuntotalkaboutthanmilkandeggslettucebecausetherearesomanythingsthatyoucandowithliveinifyouarenotsomeonethatalwayshasalemonortwointherefrigerator.Imhopingaftertodayspodcast.Youllconsidergoingoutandbuy.911thenexttimeyoureatthegrocerystorebecauselemonscantransformalmostanythingfromgoodtogreat.IhaveahabitwithlemonsorhaveoneofmykidswasIwashavingthesehorriblenightsweatsandIstartedtakingalemonandcuttingitinhalfandsqueezinghalfofalemonintoa1quartmasonjarandthenfillingittothetopwithwaterandtakingitupstairstomybedroomeverynightbeforeIwenttobedandIhaveadrinkalittlebitbeforeIgotobed.ButthenthenextmorningwhenIwouldwakeup,IwoulddrinktherestofthatcourtoflemonwaterandIhavekeptthathaveitgoingforaslongasIvehadkids.Ilovelemonwaterisoneofmyessentials.IhavebeenknowntocarryLemonswithmeinmycarry-onbagsothatIcanalwayshavealemoninthehotelandmixitwithabottleofwatersoIcanhavemylemonwatereveryday.LemonwaterissomethingthatIhaveeverydayifIcanhelpitandthenwhenmyrefrigeratorgetsdowntojusttwoorthreelemons,IkindofgetalittlepanickyandIlookatthecalendartomakesurethatImgoingtobegoingtothegrocerystoreinthenextcoupleofdaysbecauseIneverwanttobewithoutlimits.Whatisareallyreallyversatilebecauseyoucanusethezestandyoucanusethejuicelemonsareactuallyoneofthemostacidicingredientsthatyoucanhaveinyourkitchen.Theyreusuallymoreacidicthanvinegarandtheyhelpeddishestastemorelikethemselves.IvetalkedaboutsaltbeforeandifyoulistentomypodcastwithKendra.ShewhoisoneofmyfavoritesaltFanatics.SheandIunderstandeachotherwhenitcomestoSaltwhenyousaltfoodproperly.Itdoesnttastesalty.ButittastesmorelikethefoodshouldtasteyougetmoreofitsEssencewhenyousaltitandaddinganacidespeciallylemonjuice.Dothesamething.SoifyouresomeonethatistryingtocutbackonsodiumyouwanttobeaddingmoreacidtoyourFoodsbecauseitsgoingtogiveyourfoodsomuchmoreflavorandtheyregoingtotastemorelikethemselvesnowaddinglemontofoodscanmakethemtastequote-unquotelemony.AndsometimesthatisareallygoodthingasmuchasIlovelemons.Imreallynotafraidofanythingtastingremedybutaddinglemonjuicetofoodsdoesnotalwaysmakethemtastelemony,butitwillmakethemtastemorelikethemselvesifyouhaventreadCiminosroutesbookSaltFatacidHeatItsareallygoodreaditsoftenedonsaleonAmazonalllinkedtoitintheshownotes.ShetalksabouthowacidcanbalanceouttheflavorsoffoodsandlemonismyfavoritechoiceofacidandIwillputitonjustaboutanythingifyoulookthroughmyrecipearchivesandyoulookforlemons,youregoingtocomeupwithmanymanyrecipesthathavelemonsbecausetheycandosomuchwithsolittleOneofmyfavoriteexamplesofthatismyfrozenvegetablesthatyouactuallywanttoeat.Iemployedthattechniqueofsteamfryingwhereyoutakeabagoffrozenvegetablesandyouputtheminaskilletwithalittlebitoffatbutteroil,whateveralittlebitoffatandsomewaterandyouletthevegetablescookandsteamwiththewaterandthenyouliftthelidletthewaterevaporateandthenyouletthembrownonthebottominthefatandyougettheseBrownbitsandyouhavevegetablesthatarewellcookedandthenyouaddsomefreshlemonzestandthatbrightfresh.PopoflemontakessimpleFrozenbaggedvegetablesfromsomethingthatareokaytosomethingthatyouthink.Wow.Whatisthis?TheytastesogoodwhattimeIwasatmymothersfordinnerandshehadmadeasparagusandshehadroastedtheasparaguswitholiveoilbutonthestovetop,shehadtoastedsomebreadcrumbswithsomeherbsandalittlebitofbutterandshetossedtheasparaguswiththesecrunchytoastedbreadcrumbsandthensqueezedafreshlemonoverthetopofitallandyougetthatlittlepopofacidandthatcrunchwiththetoastedcrispyasparagusanditcreatedavegetablethatwasjustsosogoodbecauseeverythingwasallimbalanceyouhadcrunchyyouhadchewyyouhadthatbrightacidifyouhadtheERbeef.Neighborsatallofthosethingsworktogetherandlemonsareakeypartofthatwhenyouretalkingaboutlemonsthiskindofthreepiecestothelemonyouhavethezest,whichistheveryouterpartoftheskinyouhavetopickwhichisthewhitepartofthepeelandthenyouhavetheinsidefleshandjuiceofthelemonsmostofthetimewhenyouarecookingwithlemons,youreusingthezestorthejuiceoracombinationofbothbutoccasionallyyouwanttobringinthatpitandtherearetworecipesthatIhavemadethatreallybringinthepissthepivotArtsalittlebitofbitternessandwetalkedabouttheflavorsthatyourtonguecantasteyoucantastesalty.YoucantastesweetitcantastebitteracantastesouranditcantasteumamiAndthatbitterflavorissomethingthathasakidweoftenshyawayfromthatasourpalletsgrow.AndaswegetolderthatbitterflavoriswhatbringsinNuancetothefoodsthatweeatbeerisanexampleofsomethingthataddsbitternesstheHopsmakeabeerbitter.Ifyougetintosomeofthoseipas,theyrereallyreallyhoppyandreallyreallybitterandasanadultwetendtobedrawnmoretowardsthebetterthanweeverdidwhenwewereachild.WhenyoumakeaPiccata,youreusingtheentiresliceofthelemonandthatbitterpitispartofwhatbalancesoutandroundsoutthedishnowupthepecados.ImakeIamnotanItalian.Sothisisprobablynotauthentic.ButthetypeofpecadosImakeIwillusuallymakewithchickenormyfavoritethingisreallywithshrimpandIlljustsauteewhateverproteinthatIhaveandthenIwilldeglazepanwithalittlebitofwhitewineorbroth.AndthenaddingsomepapersandsomewholeslicedlemonandyouregettingtheslaverfromdisastergettingthebitternessfromthepitandyouregettingtheacidfromthejuiceinsidetheFlashandthatcombinationofthatslightlybitterwiththesaltandtheacidiswhatgivesmyversionofPiccata.Itsfullybalancedflavorandyouneedthatbitternessofthepit.Theothertimethatyouneedthebitternessofthepithisinsomethinglikeamarmaladeyoueverhadorangemarmaladewhereithastheorangerindsinitwhenmysistergotmarried,Itsbeen10yearsago.NowshegotmarriedinFebruaryinordertobringinsomethingbrightandfreshforhertabledecorations.ShehadglassbowlsThatwerefilledwithfreshlemon.Soaftershegotmarriedwehadhundredsoflemonsandwedidntwantthemtogotowaste.SomymotherandImadelemonmarmalade.AnditsimportantwithmarmaladetogetthatbitternessofthatwhitepissPartsbecausethatspartofwhatcreatesthebalanceispartofthereasonwhyorangemarmaladeissogoodasyougetthatbitternesstobalanceoutthesweetnessofthejellythesamewiththelemonmarmaladeyougetthatacidandyougetthatsweetbutthenthebitteriswhatroundsouttheflavors.SomostofthetimeyourekindofavoidingthatbitterwhitepissedbutwhenyouremakingaPiccataoramarmaladeyouusethebitternessofthepitnowwhenwearetalkingaboutthewholelemonagainwiththezip,thereslotsofwaysthatyoucangetlemonzest.Myfavoriteiswithamicroplanegraterforme.Itisanessentialkitchentool.IfindittobeSomethingthatIgrabbedinthekitchenseveraltimesaweekbecauseittakestheouterlayerofthelemonoffwithoutgettinganyofthatwhitepiff.Illlinktomyfavoritemicroplanegraterintheshownotes.Ifyoudonthaveamicroplanegrater,noproblem.Youcantakeavegetablepeelerandjustpeelofftheveryouterpartofthelemonoryoucanusethesmallestholesofaboxgrater.Ifyouredoingthatyouregoingtowanttotakethatpeelandchopitreallyfinallywithachefsknife,butittotallyworks.Butifyourelikemeandyouuselemonsfrequentlyinvestinamicroplanegrater,youwontregretit.ItsakitchentoolthatIcantlivewithoutinmykitchen.Thenwhenwelookattheshoes,thereslotsofdifferentwaysthatyoucangetthejuice.Theeasiestthingistocutitinhalfandjustsqueezeit.IfindIcannevergetallofthejuiceout.AndsosometimesIwilljusttakeaforkanduseitlikeareameralemonreamerisatoolthathasapointoflittlegroovesonitthatyoucanstickinsideahalfofalemonandtwistanditwillbreakopenallofthedifferentlittlepiecesofFleshinsidethelemonandhelpitreleaseitsjuices,butyoucantotallydoitwithjustaforkoryoucanusealemonjuicerandhavealldifferentkindsoflemonjuiceismyfavoriteisjustalittlehandheldpressthatyouputthelemoncutsidedowninandthenyoujustsqueezethetwopiecestogetheralllinkedtooneintheshownotes.IvehadoneforyearsandyearsandyearsandIuseit.EverydayinmykitchenbecauseIuseittoSqueezeMyLemonWatermylemonforlemonwater.Andithelpsyougetallofthejuiceoutoflemon.Sousethatmicroplanezesterforthezestuseaforkorareameroralemon,presstogetthejuiceout.Ifyouaresomeonewhoisjuicingatonoflemons,youcangetlemonpressesthathaveaweightedhandleandyoucanjuicehundredsoflemonsinanhour.Youcangetelectricjuicers.AlthoughmostoftheelectriconesthatIhavetriedandIvetriedseveraldontreallyworkthatwell.Ifindthatthehandonesworkmuchbetter.Ifeellikeyoucangetmorejuiceoutofthem.Thatsjustmylittle$0.02onthatlemonjuiceagainwiththatasparagusthatmymothermadewhenyousqueezethatlittlebitofaciditroundsouttheflavorsanotherplacewhereItmayseemunusualtousealittlebitoflemonjuice,butImtellingyouonceyoutryit.Youwillneverevergobackistakealemonwedgeandsqueezeitontopofyourchickennoodlesoupthatlittlebitofacidisnotgoingtomakeyouchickennoodlesouptastelikelemons,butitsgoingtomakethatchickennoodlesouptastesmorelikechicken.Thisisespeciallytrue.Ifyoureusingboxedbroth,Iliketomakehomemadebrothasmuchaspossible,butIamnotabovekeepingaboxofchickenbrothinmypantryandIdosomostofthetimeifyouareusingboxbra,sometimesitneedsalittlebitoflovetokindofwakeuptheflavors,especiallyifyoureusingthereducesodiumkindthatpullsoyoukindhassalttokindofbalanceouttheflavors,butthereduced-sodiumkindhaslesssaltandsoaddingalittlebitofacidisgoingtomakethoseflavorspopwhenyousqueezeawedgeoflemonoveryourchickennoodle.YourchickennoodlesoupisgoingtotastericheranditsgoingtotastemorelikechickentrythatthenexttimeandIcantwaittohearwhatyouthinkaboutthatbecauseformeeatonceIvehadchickennoodlesoupwithlemon.IdontthinkIcannevergoback.IkindofbeentalkingaboutwaystouselemoninSavorycookinglemonisoneofthebestthingsthatyoucanuseinsweetcookingaswelladdingalittlebitoflemonjuiceorlemonzesttoalmostanykindoffruitdessertthinklikefruitpiesandcrumblesisgoingtohelpthatfruittastebrighterandfresherandmorelikeitself.Myapplepierecipehaslemonjuiceinitbecauseitmakesthoseapplestastebrighterandfreshersamewithcherrypieorblueberrypie.IGuyswillusealittlebitoflemonjuiceorzestinmybakedoatmealtomylemonblueberrybakedoatmealanditsgoingtomakeittastelikelemons,butwhenyourejustdoingfruitpiesaddingthelemonjuice,yourenotgoingtotastethelemonyourejustgoingtotastethefruitisbrighterandcleanertastingandthatsbecauselemonisapowerfulacidintheacidofthelemon.Willmakethingstastemorelikethemselves.NowIfindthattherearefewthingsmoreamazingthanarereallygoodlemonbar.Thereissomethingaboutthesweetnessandthenyougetthetangandthepartofthelemonandthelemonjusthotsthroughthingsthatareachinglysweetyouandyourkidsyoucaneatthingsthatwerereallyreallysugaryandthentheolderyougetyoulikethatdessertistoosweetandyouthinkhowcanadesertbetoosweetbutdessertscanhardlybetoosweetaddingalittlebitofacidcanbalanceoutthoseflavors.Italkedaboutfruitbutlikemyfruitsaladhaslemonjuiceandlimejuiceinit.TheassesofthelemonjuicemakesthefruittastesmorelikeitselfsincethispodcastistitledFortheLoveoflemons,andIknowthisallaboutcookingbutImgoingtogiveyouacleaningtipforlemonswhattimemyhusbandishavingtheseweirdbrownspotsonallofhisshirtswhenwewerefirstmarriedandwehadmetalhangersandhehadgottenrustspotsonhisshirts.Andsoifyoumixalittlebitoflemonjuiceandalittlebitofsalt.Andputitonarustspotandthenputitoutinthesun.Theresactuallyachemicalreactionthathappenswiththesaltandtheassesofthelemonjuiceandthelightofthesunanditcangetridofrustspotsonclothing.Sothatsmyphoneistipforyouforlemonsthathasnothingtodowithfood.Butifyoueverhavearustspotonyourclothingtrysomelemonjuiceitcantotallyhelpgetrustspotsout.IcantbelieveItalkedfor20minutesaboutlemons.IfyoudonthaveanyinyourrefrigeratorconsiderthrowingoneintoyournextgroceryorderandjusttrysqueezingalemonoveranythingthatyoucookandseewhathappensandIbetyouwillbepleasantlysurprisedthatlittlebitofacidissomethingthatwerenotusedtocookingtoomuchwithinourtypicalAmericancookingandacidissomethingthatissounderutilizedandlemonisoneoftheeasiestwaystogetAcidthatdoesntnecessarilyfightwiththeotherflavorsofthefood,butitsjustgoingtoenhanceitandmakeeverythingtastemorelikeitself.WearegoingtotalkaboutlemonsinthefeedyourfamilytonightFacebookgroup,andImgoingtoaskyouallaboutsomeofyourfavoritewaystouselemon.Ifyouarecatchingthisepisodecurlyinthemorning,itisnottoolatetojoinmyfreelivetrainingonFacebookaboutfaultmealplanningandifyourelisteningtothislaterhopovertotheFacebookgroupandjustcatchthereplay,youllstillbeabletogettheworksheetsinthedownloadssothatyoucangetyourfallmealplantogetherandgetyourpantryandkitchensetupforweeknightdinnersuccess.Supernaturalepisode99.Icantwait.Takecare.ThanksforlisteningtofeedyourfamilytonightpodcastwithyourhostMariefiebach.Ifyouliketheshowand1/2nomore.Pleasevisitfeedyourfamilytonight.Calmandifyoudliketohelpsupporttheshow,pleaseleavearatingorreviewoniTunesorapplepodcast.Ithelpsspreadthewordthatyoucanbeyourfamilytonight.

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