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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” –Leonardo Da Vinci
My goal for this year is to keep everything simple. Following a year of uncertainty and chaos, I’m not so eager to jump back into anything that may prove too complex. My brain needs a break.
That’s not to say that I no longer care about special details and well thought out entertaining. These things are not mutually exclusive. In fact, I think Mr. Da Vinci was right on. Often times the simplest things can be the most sophisticated.
Take Target for example. Here’s a store that millions of people shop at when they need to pick up things like paper towels, or cold medicine; seemingly basic, everyday items. But, if you look a little closer, you’ll see Target is filled with tons of sophisticated inspiration.
On a recent trip to scope out the after Christmas clearance sale, I found myself wandering the beverage aisle when I spotted the cutest six pack of mini 7Up® cans. Not one to resist anything miniature, I put them in my cart without a second thought.
Later on when I got home, I was admiring those little 7UP cuties sitting on my counter in front of a giant bowl of lemons I recently picked from my backyard tree.
That’s when I had an idea.
Instead of simply drinking the 7UP, why not use it to bake a beautiful, yet perfectly simple lemon loaf? I’d nearly exhausted every lemon recipe idea on earth trying to use up this waterfall of lemons that just will not quit. There had been lemon loaves in the past, but I thought adding 7UP would give it that tiny3/4 bit of fizzy sophistication.
You know what? I was right.
I think this bubbly, 7Up lemon loaf is the perfect addition to any brunch table or casual afternoon gathering, and I plan to host many of these this year now that my house is fully unpacked and we are ready to enjoy it with our new friends. No plans for anything too elaborate, just simple food with a sophisticated twist, good friends and lots of laughter.
What more could a girl ask for?
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