It’s The Little Things & Lemon Sorbet

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Twenty years. That’s a long time.

 

A really long time.

 

It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that 20 years ago today Mike and I tied the knot.

 

Today.

 

May 21.

 

In Larchmont, NY.

 

20 years ago!!!

 

No surprise, our wedding has been on my mind lately. My now 20-years-older mind. And let’s just say, my memories are scattered. Fractured.

 

I wish I could tell you I remember the moment when the double doors to the church flung open and the organist struck up the wedding march.

 

I don’t. Well, I do. Kind of. I just don’t remember it in a fully-transported-to-that-moment kind of way. What’s stuck with me all these years are the little things …

 

small moments.

 

My sister Janet applying my mascara …

 

The last floof of the train before my bridesmaids headed down the aisle …

 

My father’s face holding back tears as he lifted my veil …

 

Mike’s beaming smile as he took my hand …

 

My then toddler niece and nephew treating the altar like a playground (and eventually being corralled back to the pew by my sister) …

 

The priest thrusting a microphone in our faces when it was time to recite our vows …

 

and Mike and I avoiding each other’s eyes for fear of bursting out in laughter.

 

The 1960’s Lincoln convertible – complete with suicide doors – breaking down the moment we safely arrived at the reception.

 

My near impossible trek to the bathroom, since I was stopped every step of the way…

 

My new mother-in-law breaking her hip on the dance floor …

 

oh, wait. That was a big thing. But she treated it like it was nothing. Refusing to leave until the party was over.

And last, but not least, the amazing lemon sorbet served between the salad and the entrée …

 

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I can’t recreate all those small moments. They will forever live on in my 20 years older mind. But I can try my hand at making that lemon sorbet …

 

even though I didn’t receive an ice cream maker as a wedding gift.

 

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How to Make Lemon Sorbet

… without an ice cream maker

Makes 2 pints, or 5 cups, or 26 scoops

 

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup lemon-lime soda (I used Sprite)

2 cups sugar

2 cups freshly squeeze lemon juice (approximately 8 lemons)

1 to 2 TBS freshly grated lemon zest

 

Step 1. Juice lemons. Save halves for serving.

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Step 2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Step 3. Strain cooled water, sugar, and lemon zest mixture into a bowl.

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Step 4. Stir in 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice and the 1/2 cup of lemon-lime soda.

Step 5. Transfer to a 9 x 13 metal baking plan. Place in freezer (for 2-4 hours). Stir with fork every half hour.

Step 6. Scoop into lemon half, garnish with mint …

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and enjoy!

Linda Signature Gold

 

 

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Comments

  1. Jade says

    Oh my goodness – Happy Anniversary!! How exciting!! I have yet to find my ‘one’ (or anyone for that matter), but I can’t wait to experience wedded bliss (and all those times that aren’t so blissful – I’m not that naïve!) – Hope you celebrated your great achievement!!
    P.S. – I don’t usually comment (I’m a lurker), but I had to tell you that I Love your blog and get very excited when I have a new email to tell me there’s a new post!!

    • says

      Jade – Thank you so much for the sweetest comment ever! You just made my day. And that’s saying a lot because it’s already a really great day for me!!!! :) Linda

  2. Sheila says

    Happy Anniversary Linda !!! It’s those ‘small’ memories that make up the big ones and we should hold dear to us. They make up our story.

    Sheila

  3. Patricia says

    Hello Linda and congratulations on your 20th. My husband and I will also be celebrating our 20 year older minds together on 11/11. I love to read your post and look forward to them during my lunch hour each day. What you do with paint is kinda like a marriage. We spruce things up over the years, change the way things look, and make the old new again. But, there is one thing for certain that underneath all the layers applied over the years, the one thing that never needs to be sanded, primed or brushed over is our love for each other. I hope you and yours have a wonder Anniversary Day!

  4. Patricia says

    Hello Linda and congratulations on your 20th. My husband and I will also be celebrating our 20 year older minds together on 11/11. I love to read your post and look forward to them during my lunch hour each day. What you do with paint is kinda like a marriage. We spruce things up over the years, change the way things look, and make the old new again. But, there is one thing for certain that underneath all the layers applied over the years, the one thing that never needs to be sanded, primed or brushed over is our love for each other. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Anniversary Day!

  5. says

    So when I was done reading my first thought was “Oh yum”. Then what do I see, the very first comment someone thinking like me.

    Happy 20 years too.

  6. says

    Happy Anniversary, you’ve done very well. Do you still love each other the same or more or differently and more? Our daughter celebrated her 20th. on May 7th. Where does the time go? I hope you had a great day. And your lemon sorbet is making me drool. Sure looks good and cool.

  7. says

    Happy anniversary! This lemon sorbet looks absolutely beautiful, refreshing and love the presentation! Visiting from i heart nap time and pinning! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  8. says

    Love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  9. Nancy Nolan says

    I pinned this lemon sorbet a few weeks ago, and made it today. I cannot find the step where you add the lemon juice??? Hoping it is after the simple syrup has cooled!

    • says

      Yes – step 4 is when to add the lemon juice!!! I make a terrible food blogger, don’t I? Just went in and fixed the post. Hope yours turned out ….

      :) Linda

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