Our Aunt Wanda Belle Tacy/And Lemons. #lemons

imageI like lemons and put them in my water all the time. But I’ve never met anyone who liked lemons more than my Aunt Wanda. Through the years she put lemons in everything she made from  cookies, cakes, frosting, candies, puddings and tarts. She served lemonade  and lemon sherbet. She was a great cook and prepared many meals for everyone she knew and if you took the time while eating you’d probably taste a hint of lemon in most things she made. She said the secret ingredient in most things was lemon. Added to spaghetti sauce or chili brought out the flavors of all the other vegetables  It makes me sad to think that my sweet aunt passed away on August 31, 2016. But I can’t dwell on that for long because she was so ready to see her Living God as she would say and point to heaven while in her hospital bed. Still she fought hard to get rid of the pneumonia in her lungs. She would try to eat even when she wasn’t hungry. She’d sit up and cough and take small steps around the room. But in the end  she was really sick and very weak and she told me we have to trust God because He knows what’s best for us. πŸ™

I have made lemon squares in her honor and I’m asking any of you to fix your favorite lemon recipe and send it to me and I will add it to this blog. She would have  liked this. Happy cooking! πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹

image.jpegMix crust with 1/2 c butter, 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Place in the bottom of an 8×8 pan or tart pan like I did here. Bake 335 degrees for 20 minutes.

While the crust is baking mix 2eggs, 1 cup sugar, 2 T flour, 2 T fresh lemon juice and the jest of I lemon.

When the crust is done pour the mixture on the hot crust. Put in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

PS  A special note of thanks to Lindsay’s Bakery for the delicious lemon coffee cake I took to Aunt Wanda at the hospital to help her and Uncle Bob celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. She liked it so much she ate two pieces and we still had plenty to pass out to all the nurses on her floor. πŸ’•

6 thoughts on “Our Aunt Wanda Belle Tacy/And Lemons. #lemons

  1. Our sweet Aunt Wanda was a remarkable lady and an awesome third grade teacher but what I will miss the most is her wonderful cooking.
    Aunt Wanda, please give my mom and dad a hug from me!

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  2. Sad to hear that Aunt Wanda passed. Even though she and “Uncle Bob” weren’t my blood relatives, I couldn’t ever talk to them or about them and leave off the “Aunt” and “Uncle” from their names. I know you already know it, but you were born into the most awesome family of beautiful human beings that I’ve ever known, or read about, or even seen in movies.

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  3. Words simply can’t describe this beautiful woman… She is truly an amazing woman that not only taught us an education in school but also an education in life… She was a true example of how a teacher should be… Mrs. Tacy will always hold a place in my heart… She was always an angel on earth spread your wings and fly high!!

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  4. You will miss Aunt Wanda! What a sweet lady! ❀️

    On Monday, September 5, 2016, Food Tells Its Own Story wrote:

    > leannacrowley posted: “I like lemons and put them in my water all the > time. But I’ve never met anyone who liked lemons more than my Aunt Wanda. > Through the years she put lemons in everything she made from cookies, > cakes, frosting, candies, puddings and tarts. She served lemona” >

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