Arg ! it’s almost Labor Day! Where did the summer go!! Growing up in New York it always signaled the end of summer. School was about to start. Temperatures would soon start cooling off and fall foliage wasn’t far off. Now, living in the south, school’s been back in session for a couple of weeks – Goodbye to my easy summer commute to work!! Football season’s getting started and it’ll be hot for weeks to come.
Which brings me to today’s post – Lemon Bars, a classic southern dessert. Actually, there’s no real correlation, BUT they’d be perfect for a Labor Day cookout, tailgate, potluck, book club or lunchbox treat. The bright lemon flavor may just help summer last a little while longer. I made a batch and took them to the office (having a food blogger for a co-worker sometimes has its benefits) They were a big hit.
This recipe is based on an old Southern Living recipe. It’s a cookie base covered with lemony goodness and topped with sprinkled confectioners sugar. A must have in your southern repertoire. This recipe makes a 9×13 pan – you can decide how many servings that is.