How can it be possible that it is Monday already?!? Why does the weekends always go by so fast?
I feel like I have been in food bliss a walking food coma since last week. Easter dinner definitely didn’t help my situation. Which by the way, I hope you all had a fantastic Easter. I know, we did! I cooked up a storm for my hubby, kids, aunt, cousin, sister and her BF (My parents and other sister are out of town). I made ham, green beans with bacon and onions, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and chocolate macarons with Nutella filling. I am pretty sure I will be having the same things for breakfast, lunch and dinner today and possibly tomorrow.
These were the place cards I made. I got the idea from here. I did switch it up by placing the egg on a mini cupcake.
This is Parrish’s name card at the kids table.
I went to happy hour and dinner (Another contributor to my food coma) last Friday with a few friends. While at dinner Auntie Becks (Christine’s mom) mentioned macarons. So, I told her I would make her some macarons and bring them to her the next day at dim sum (Once again why I am in a food coma). So, I set out on Saturday to buy eggs and I made the first batch. Unfortunately, I didn’t wait long enough for the cookies to cool down and I messed them up. *hanging my head in shame* I showed up to dim sum macaronless.
After dim sum and massages (The massage is also known as ”The best $20 I have ever spent!”) I went back home and tried again. This time I waited and they turned out fine. I fill a few with Nutella and place them in a tupperware to bring to Christine that night at dinner (Are you getting why I am in a food coma?). Babe and I get in the car to meet everyone for dinner in Berkeley for his birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY again BABE!) and half way there I realize I forgot the damn macarons!! *kicking myself* Once again, I showed up macaronless. It wasn’t a total loss since I got to eat them.
Sorry, Auntie Becks!! I promise to make you another batch. *taking a bite of macaron*
To make the macarons take the original recipe (CLICK HERE for the original recipe) and take out 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar and replace with 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa (Dutch processed cocoa preferred) and omit the coffee sprinkles if you want.
After the cookies have cooled all the way fill with Nutella. I have found that if you put the baked ufilled cookies in the fridge overnight the texture of the cookies are better, but make sure to wrap them in saran wrap.