Saturday, January 17, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
After noticing scones at Whole Foods and a real English scone recipe on MS yesterday I couldn't help but make some. So these are this morning scones. They look good, but they are even better than they look. They are perfect and it made me feel a little like Cherry Menlove, who in my opinion is the real Martha Stewart because all of her ideas are her own and she really lives it.
There was a baby shower this weekend. It was making me so happy to create ideas and food around a pink theme. There were Gerbera Daisies in shades of pink and ribbon accents. It was beautiful. I should have taken more pictures, but sometimes when you are in the middle of it you're not thinking about anything, but enjoying yourself!
I did want to make macaroons in light green and pink, but then I thought I would be spending eternity in the kitchen at the wrong time of year. Here's why...It's January! I once brought cupcakes to a social gathering of women in January. Though they looked delicious no one would touch them because they all began their diets. So with the baby shower, I decided that they can't reject popcorn in January I used this idea from Heidi Swapp. I couldn't find the recipe so I made one up. It had pink white chocolate, (if that makes sense) and crushed starlite mints. I worked in batches laying out the popcorn on a cookie sheet and slow streaming the melted chocolate, then the mint dust. I even used microwave popcorn for a shortcut. It was such a hit I bought a huge white bowl just for the occasion and there was only a tiny bit left. I will be making this recipe again.