Friday was a bbq I hosted for a friend’s birthday. The menu included a festive beverage (see right), some key lime pie and some veggies and rib eyes on the Big Green Egg.
Even looking at this picture again makes me hungry.
The next day I had an impromptu bbq to attend at a friend’s sister’s place. The friend lives out of town now and decided to host a bbq so she could have a proper hangout with a number of people and they could get to meet her adorable, six month old twins. I made a rather divine vegan chocolate cake (the host’s son has a nasty egg allergy) with some super decadent whipped chocolate buttercream and a sweetened whipped cream filling.
Finally, I opted to make some macarons with the leftover egg whites from the Key Lime Pie I made. It was really humid and I wasn’t sure if they would turn out…alas, half did and half didn’t…figures. lol Keeps me from getting to cocky with my baking skills….though I must say, those macs may have not all turned out, but daaaaamn they are tasty!
So needless to say, it was a busy week in the kitchen, but oh so good. I plan on going on a bit of a baking hiatus so that I can try to shake the last six pounds I want to lose in order to be at racing weight for Dumbo Double Dare in September. only about 9 weeks to go! 🙂
P.S. I will post some recipes for some of the things I made shortly. 🙂