People have gotten better than ever at turning lemons into lemonade. I finally joined Pinterest this week where the evidence of this is overwhelming. Very few things are considered junk anymore. Instead, people re-imagine them, give them new life, new purpose, and a new home. Top hats become lamp shades. Clawfoot tubs become couches. Drawers become cribs, and cribs become desks, and desks become water fountains . . . the whole word goes topsy-turvy. It’s pandemonium!
I’ve done a lot of repurposing and refurbishing in my lifetime. Sometimes it works – resulting in that “wow” piece that all your friends talk about. And sometimes it works in ways you never intended – resulting in that “wow” piece that all your friends talk about behind your back. (I’m talking to YOU, creator of the front yard toilet flower “pot.”)
Being a bit of a refurbish-er, repurpos-er, and original thinker himself, Big D says, “Forget lemonade. When life hands you lemons, make lemon eggs.” This egg dish was hatched when we lived in Southwest Florida. We had leftover fresh dill and half a lemon in the fridge from a fish dinner. When I saw him putting the ingredients in our scrambled eggs the next morning, I was skeptical but they immediately made it on my list of top three favorite egg dishes of all time.
It is nearly impossible to get my husband to give me any measurements for his dishes. So, this is not so much a recipe as a flavor combination. I encourage you to do what he does, and let your senses be your guide.
A lot of chefs are fond of using lemon zest. Gross! We hate the taste of zest. To us, the skin was meant for two things – protecting the yumminess inside, and improving the smell coming from your disposal. But if you like that sort of thing . . . they’re your eggs.
Lemon Dill Eggs:
- Eggs (Whisked)
- Dill (Fresh is preferred, but dried will do.)
- Lemon Juice to Taste
- Salt to Taste
- Pepper to Taste
Big D added tomatoes this time around, which was sweet of him considering he doesn’t even like tomatoes. I thought they complimented the lemon flavor perfectly.
– Anita, Noted in Nashville