When Life Gives You Lemons

Sooooo…it’s been a while.. a month to be exact! One month that has been jet-packed with my – gulp – 30th birthday, a big night out for the same :D, work and many interval and few strength sessions. But mainly it felt like all I was wearing was either my work uniform, workout clothes or pjs..well except for that certain night out. I got lucky in the sale at Oasis and found not one but two outfits..

 

 

The winner was the beaded navy dress, only because I had a feeling that the jumpsuit would have meant too much hassle after a few too many drinks. All in all, our group of friends had a fantastic night, or so I’m told ;). It only took me a day and a half to feel up to scratch for a run.

I won’t bore you with the more or less monotonous weeks since then and jump straight to today. The plan for today didn’t quite as I’d imagined, partly because I couldn’t drag myself out of bed early enough to go to the gym without having breakfast, and therefore spent what was left of the morning and afternoon catching up on such exciting things like laundry and cleaning.. whoopdeedoo. So I thought I’d go the gym this evening, although earlier than I’d usual, during the after-work-rush-hour to be precise. Biiiiig mistake!

I gave it a chance and hopped on a bike for 10 minutes, no one was budging, not a cooldown in sight. Instead of waiting around a bit longer and with a delicous dinner awaiting me at home, I gave in. After dinner there was one thing I couldn’t get outta my mind – Lemon Meringue Pie!

My camera’s batteries gave up on me, hence no photographic evidence, but I also made a modification – I felt like more of a cakey(?)-spongy texture rather than a pastry one. Well, I mixed together some Madeira cake mix with wholemeal flour, added an egg, vanilla extract, baking powder and some water, poured it into a springform cake tin, and let it bake for about ten minutes. While the unconventional base was baking, I whisked a can of Nestle Light Condensed Milk and two egg yolkes together, before adding the juice of two and half lemons. A couple of minutes later, the base was done and I poured the condensed milk/egg/lemon mix over it, popped it back into the oven and for a further five minutes. Meanwhile, my old reliable handmixer came out to play to do it’s magic with a couple of egg whites :). Finally, I folded in a few (ahem, I didn’t measure anything,except for the obvious, i.e. eggs, can of condensed milk,once I perfect this I’ll make sure to measure everything out) spoons of sugar, spooned the meringue over the rest of the cake and let it bake for five additional minutes. The result was deliciously moreish, if I do say so myself. The boyfriend loved it too!

The moral of today – even if your day doesn’t turn out quite as planned, there still might be some cake at then end of it! 😀

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