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Lemon curd for pies or pancakes and Halloween-inspired dance breaks

Lovely lemon curd aka “liquid sunshine” (Image credit: A Cookie Named Desire)

Welcome to installment #36 of GetSomeJoy’s Daily Breakfast Situation, your morning check-in with recipes, joy-flavored stories, and wellness tools.

Look at you, making it to day three of Sauce Week.

On today: a lemon curd to perhaps drizzle atop your crepe French toast cinnamon roll pie cheesecake ice cream alongside yesterday’s blueberry compote moment.

Brighten up your breakfast with some lemon curd, yo. (Image credit: A Cookie Named Desire)

Shoutout to Amanda from A Cookie Named Desire for this “liquid gold” recipe and offering tips on thickening and storing your lemon curd for maximum enjoyment.

A little citrusy goodness goes a long way, so no need to smother. Unless you’re into that. Once you’re all sauced up, add some tangy razzle dazzle to your



fried French toast,

blueberry Belgian waffles,

and watch your dreams come true.

A few more ideas from Amanda:

Use it as a dip for shortbread cookies

Swirl it into ice cream

Turn it into lemon meringue pie or bars

Thin it out and use it in cocktails

Slather it between layers of cake

Fill cupcakes

Eat it by the spoonful (kidding — or am I?)


A few things to moisturize your spirit:

  • Good morning to Iman Shumpert, Daniella Karagach, and their perfect score on Dancing with the Stars.
  • How do you set yourself up for success as you greet the day?

Getting up at 5am every morning won’t make you a more productive human if the idea of waking up early makes you a cranky human from the start.

-Vivian Nunez

  • Today from 6pm to 10pm PDT, The South King Emotional Wellness League is offering FREE mental health support (group and individual sessions) to “youth, young adults, adults, and elderly who have been historically marginalized, especially people from the Black community in King County and communities most impacted by COVID-19 and police violence.” Reserve a slot to connect here.
  • Halloween without at least one remake of Michael Jackson’s spooky season anthem would feel unnatural.

See you tomorrow.

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Alexander Hardy is a grits-powered writer, home cook, dancer, lupus survivor, and co-founder of GetSomeJoy, a creative wellness agency. He supports communities and organizations with joy-flavored wellness trainings, experiences, and campaigns as a wellness program facilitator. Alexander does not believe in snow or Delaware.



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Alexander Hardy

Alexander Hardy

Grits-powered writer, home chef, & mental health warrior. Founder: GetSomeJoy + The War on Spiritual Ashiness. +