French Macarons forever. When I suggested that we make these, Kate agreed. I should probably tell you that Kate always says, "yes" when I suggest a project at school (and I say yes to her ideas too). However, sometimes Kate regrets saying yes to my ideas because they often get a little complicated. I was hoping she wouldn't regret macaron making.
cooksillustrated.com and my addiction to Amazon.com has afforded me some neat kitchen gadgets. She started a wish list of things to get for her kitchen. Then she saw my basket filled with an assortment of baking chips. (I have quite the assortment.) I know she thinks I'm a little crazy to have so many. In my defense, I can pretty much whip up any kind of cookie without having to run to the grocery first.
Next step: filling the cookies. We made vanilla cookies with lemon buttercream and chocolate with coffee buttercream. (I know, YUM, right?) Then we were ready to do the taste test. They didn't look exactly like they were supposed to, but the taste was exceptional. We decided that we make a good baking team.
Later in the evening, friends converged upon my house laden with food and beverages. Kate and I arranged our macarons on a platter and added them to the bounty. They were a hit with everyone! We spent the evening telling stories, laughing, reminiscing, and of course, eating. It was the perfect way to end the day. There's nothing better than spending time with good friends who are always there for each other no matter what.
You can read Kate's blog post here and get her perspective on the day. Her class is participating in the Slice of Life Challenge too.
Thanks to Ruth and Stacey for hosting Slice of Life Challenge. You can view other slices at their site.