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2.20.2012

Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies and a Mommy Rant



How many mothers out there have encountered another mom who just makes them feel like they are failing their children?

I'm sure you all know someone like this.

Hoity toity know it alls is what I like to call them.

The other day I was reading a blog and someone said something about how they couldn't believe anyone would send their child to preschool at the age of 4.

My defensive mode when into play instantly.

As most of you know I am a Stay at Home Mom (former preschool teacher) who sends her kids to preschool 3 days a week at the age of 3-4. Our school days are from 9-12. When the kids reach school age they will also attend our public school.

Does this make me a bad mom?

Of course not!

But for a split second this other mother who doesn't believe in preschools (or public school for that mater) opinion made me like I was failing my kids.

Now I know we ALL have different opinions on how you should raise children. Our methods work for us but lets be real our methods will not work for every family.

Who are we to judge?

Everywhere I turn there is mom vs. mom.

The Stay at Home Mom vs. the Working Mom.
Breastfeeding vs. Formula.
Home school vs. Public School.

I'm sure we can all think of some other scenarios that are up for debate.

I honestly do not care how another mom parents. If you love your child and do everything under the sun to make them happy and healthy. Then you are a good mom in my book.


So moms... lets play nice. Ok?


That being said... Lets eat some cookie!

Meringues are one of my favorite cookies.... They are super easy, and super LIGHT.

Who doesn't love an 11 calorie cookie????

Now these are higher because they are filled with lemon curd. BUT if you nix the curd the meringue its self is low cal.





Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

Ingredients for Meringues:

2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
The zest of one Meyer Lemon
The juice of one Meyer Lemon


Directions:

In your electric mixer whip your egg whites until they have soft peaks. Add in sugar, juice, and zest. Whip on high until you reach stiff peaks.

Dollop or pipe 2 tbs of meringue onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 225 for one hour. Or until cookies are dry to the touch. Turn off oven, crack door and leave cookies in there to cool for one hour.


Remove from cookie sheet. 


To make your curd filling click HERE

This is my go to curd recipe. For this curd I nixed the vanilla bean you could however choose to still do that!

Before serving cookies take about 1 tbs of curd spread on the bottom of one Meringue and top with a 2nd Meringue making a cookie sandwich.


Enjoy with a cup of honey lemon tea!






  
Question for all mom readers.... Have you found yourself in a this type of position where you felt judged?

11 comments:

  1. I finally made lemon curd, and now I am a big fan. These look and sound wonderful:-) Beautiful, Take care, Terra

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  2. I tried to make Meringue cookies over Christmas break and they stuck to my cookie sheet and were destroyed. It was awful because they tasted so good.....from what I could "break" off my sheet! Any tips or tricks?!!! I also think my oven cooks about 25 degrees cooler :(

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  3. I hear you. I sometimes feel like we moms could get so much more done if we just stopped judging each other! I constantly read things or talk to people and feel like they are judging moms like me. We all love our kids, so we're doing something right. And you made these cookies, which make you even more right in my book! :)

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  4. Well said and these meringue's look incredible! :)

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  5. As mothers we place enough guilt on ourselves without others adding to it.

    I made some meyer lemon curd recently and keep thinking of doing this very thing with them. They look like sunshine!

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  6. I'm with you, we would get along! Love these cookies, gorgeous color.

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  7. Psh! Brush it off!

    I went to public school in a pretty bad part of town, and turned out fine! (or so I think ;) )

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  8. Bite sized lemon meringue cookies? Oh yum! These are beautiful little cookies!

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  9. Carrie, LOVE these little bad-boys! Who know you could turn lemon meringue pie into cookies? Genius... I have featured this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks as ever for the inspiration...

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  10. mom's are always being judged..what I hate is people who have no kids telling you what your doing wrong.




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