It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Monday Holiday…

which I have stated before about 1000 times that I don’t like because it messes up the whole week.

The rain has finally stopped and it looks to be a very nice day with some sunshine and temps in the upper 80s.  Rain totals varied all around us.  Our total here approaching 3 inches.  It was welcome steady rain with intermittent breaks, no gully washers which was good.


Definition of GULLY WASHER (noun)

: an extremely heavy fall of rain usually of short duration : cloudburst


I am undecided what to do today.  After all it is Labor Day and that means no work of any kind.  Right?  Yes, I thought you would agree with me.

I read a couple of books over the weekend by Lisa Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  I need to clean again and wash the rugs at the front door but I am not in the mood to do that.  So, I probably will read another book or two.  I think I may make some lemon bread too, my own recipe which I have tweaked through the years.  I have fresh lemon juice left from making the cream cheese bars.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBL lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Mix all dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream butter and sugar together; add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the lemon juice and the milk.

Bake in a medium size loaf pan sprayed with pan spray at 350 degrees(pre-heated oven) for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. It should be pale golden brown and the top should be cracked a bit.

Glaze:  Mix well

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Enough lemon juice (about 2 TBL’s or so) to make it pourable.

Loosen sides of hot lemon bread. Poke holes into the bread with a fork and pour on the glaze.

Happy eating.

I hope you all are having a nice relaxing day.  Stay safe and be happy!!



  1. Your lemon break sounds wonderful! I really like Lisa Jackson too!

  2. THIS BREAD is DIVINE..made it many times and my mother loved it a lot. Nice change from banana all the time. This recipe is delicious, worth making and keeping it for future use. YUMMY....SIS you are one heck of a baker!! XXOO

  3. We remain rain free but the temperatures seem to be down for this week ...mostly high seventies which is a shocker for us. I know what you mean about holidays but this is the last one for a while so I guess enjoy it while we can. I will be very busy for the rest of the school season...not sure if I actually look forward to that or not. Have a great day my friend!

  4. Thanks for the sounds absolutely delicious! I love lemon anything!!

    We have had as much rain as we need but the humidity is still so high. It would be perfect if not for that.

    I hope you have a great day!


  5. Hi Beth,

    Our temps have risen again today and the sun is out, the sky was certainly red last night "Red sky at night shepherds delight" turned out to be true for today.

    Take Care, Hugs - Nita

  6. Now, that sounds like some good bread, Beth!

    We always seemed to welcome a four-day week when I was teaching. It did make things a bit more stressful, as we had to cram five days worth of classroom work into four days, a real accomplishment since we didn't seem to have time enough to work it into five days!:)

    We have had a slow, steady rain today, finally! My husband is happy since he has planted seeds for the fall garden!

    Have a great Monday! Reading sounds like a good choice.

    xo Nellie

  7. YES this bread sounds yummy and it is a simple recipe I like that!! once we get into the cool weather I am making some it stills is quite warm to use the oven. I hope your visit went well, and NO cleaning today!!! HUGS
    (fever has broke now 24 hrs but aches are still high so I am reading alot also)

  8. Lemon is my favorite flavor ever. I have been enjoying ole Willie.

  9. we are having that kind of rain now newly planted fall seeds are happy!!!
    I have never tasted or even heard of lemon bread...I bet I would like it though...thanks for the recipe.

  10. Anything with Lemon.....I'm IN! Have a great Beth!
    Blessings, Joanne

  11. I'll try your recipe, Twin. You and I both love lemon bread.

  12. I've never heard the term "gully washer", but it's a perfect description!

    This bread sounds delicious!! Perhaps you can not consider it work... ;)

    Happy Monday that will throw the rest of the week off. :):)

  13. Your lemon bread recipe sounds delicious. I bet that makes your kitchen smell great while it is baking.

  14. I've enjoyed reading during the cloudy weekend, too.
    Your lemon bread recipe sounds wonderful.
    Hope you have a nice evening and a good Tuesday!

  15. Nice post. I'd love to copy the recipe, but it won't print so maybe I"m not supposed to. Maybe I'll hand copy it.
    Glad you got rain. BGB

  16. I'm so happy you had rain! And a nice visit with your family. I do hope they get back for your birthday! The lemon bread sounds really yummy. Something I would LOVE! Hope you enjoyed your book, I like her books also!

  17. the lemon bread sounds so yummy I wish I could eat some right now...happy week and you take care too :-)...really wanting to bake here now :D ammm errr to skip the baking and just do the eating :-)

  18. I have to add, I love your header so much, such a cheerful sight...I scrolled all the way down the page and love Jimmy's innocent smiling face and with a smile too I say -"I enjoyed my visit here and I will come again."

  19. Well, I was stupid enough to work part of Labor being a blond I didn't really "get it". Your lemon bread sounds great- I am saving the recipe to my files- xo Diana

  20. Great recipe! So glad you got some rain. Enjoy your reading. Wish I had a bit more time to read...Have a great week.

  21. Oh I wish we would get some rain. It has been a very hot and dry (drought) summer. We so need the rain here in Ontario, Can.

    I enjoyed having a Monday off for a change, and had a very quiet, much needed, restful day! I am even getting caught up on a few blogs.:)

    Your lemon loaf sounds very good and now I am hungry. Oh well I shall survive. Hope you had a wonderful day Beth.
    Thank you for the visit today, but you forgot the lemon loaf. Ha!

  22. Your lemon bread that is very delicious..
    I hope you having are good time.

  23. I just want to thank you for stopping by my blog everyday and making a comment. You are the only person who consistently makes comments on my blog...not even my relatives do that anymore. You are such a sweet person to do that for everyone!!! How long does it take you?

    I intend to try your lemon bread recipe. I'll let you know how it turns out!

    1. I will be honest and say it takes at least 3 hours a day.

  24. That was a great choice to not do any work yesterday :) Reading and baking is much more fun :)


  25. The lemon bread sounds delicious and I've copied the recipe to try. Thanks! : )
    The tree in your header is beautiful and I love the quote.

  26. Your lemon bread sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)

  27. I too thank you for stopping to comment on my blog, it's now only you and Sheila, I feel like just giving up. sigh. the weather has turned very warm her now suits me. Since retiring I don't pay much notice to holiday days, they're all the same really. or am I getting to be a grouch., ?don't answer that. LOL


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