Adding a touch of class to my garden with this resin statue I found second hand! It originally came from a fountain, but who’s going to notice amiright? 😉
Replaced all my seedlings with starters today. The changing weather was too much for the little plants, but these guys should do just fine. 🙂
Stay cool and hydrated!
Happy Memorial Day!
Today we honor those men and women who died defending our country and protecting our freedom. They may be gone but they aren’t forgotten! Thank you fallen heroes!
Today I tackled the mountain known as macarons!
As I mentioned in Mighty Macaron pt. 1, I used the Easy Macaron recipe from Preppy Kitchen!
Making the batter and frosting were the most time consuming parts as they had to be done in a particular order anddd… I had to start the frosting over. The sugar syrup hardened into a clump while I was boiling it. *facepalm* Note: Meat thermometers are not a substitute for candy thermometers!
After 4 hours of continuous work – finito! Macarons!
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My silicone baking mat just arrived so the time has come for me to try my hand at making macarons! 😀
The recipe I am following along with is from Preppy Kitchen.
Today is prerequisite day! I picked up missing ingredients and prepped the egg whites. They need to age and dehydrate for 24 hours so I will be making the macarons tomorrow afternoon. I also don’t own a food processor but I know who to borrow one from!
To prep the egg whites:
- Separate 3 egg whites from yolks
- Cover both containers with plastic wrap
- Poke holes in the plastic wrap for egg whites only
- Place both whites and yolks in fridge
- Pull out in 24 hours and let them stand until they reach room temperature
- …to be continued
Check back tomorrow for the exciting conclusion! XD
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Local frozen custard stand just opened last Friday so I made a point of getting my fave! Vanilla custard with cherry dip. 🙂 So good!
Low key Saturday.
This morning my sister got me to walk through the dewy grass in my bare feet! I made designs in the dew by shuffling my feet. XD
Afterward I admired the blooms in her yard and enjoyed a cup of coffee on the patio. Very relaxing.
Hope you’ve had a lovely day!