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Birthday Party Recap

Yesterday was Kyle’s Oma’s (grandma in German) birthday party.

I brought her a present of my homemade macarons!

macarons present
Those cute little boxes that they sell macarons in (at bakeries) are so hard to find. So this is how I presented them instead.

I know I’ve said this before, but I’ve had people ask me recently at work- the macarons I make are indeed spelled “macarons,” not macaroons. The spelling with 2 o’s is not an alternate spelling. Macaron refers to the French dessert made with a meringue base (pictured above). Macaroon refers to a coconut based dessert. Nerdy baking lesson over.

Pre-baking stage macaron

I’m getting a lot better at these. This last time I had no “mess-ups,” aka cookies that broke/cracked. Pretty soon I think I will be confident enough to write a post on how to make them!

Back to the dinner at Kyle’s house.

The food is always delicious there, and yesterday was no exception.

My delicious plate of salmon, salad, roasted butternut squash, and bread
My delicious plate of salmon, salad, roasted butternut squash, and bread

They also made crab mac and cheese and some sort of red meat <— you can tell that I don’t eat red meat. I don’t eat crab or red meat but everyone said it was delicious.

And because there is ALWAYS room for dessert, or in our case 2 desserts…

toffee cake

His mom made some sort of toffee crunch cake with caramel sauce and sea salt. So. Good. Oh and then we also had macarons because 2 desserts >> 1 dessert.

So glad that I ran 3.23 miles yesterday and 7 miles today. Had to work off all that food somehow πŸ˜‰ Plus I did my thigh workout from the 30 day thigh challenge.

30 day thigh challenge

Do you ever eat 2 desserts, or do you have more self control than I do?

Are you doing the 30 day thigh challenge with me? Did you do your workout today?

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16 thoughts on “Birthday Party Recap

  1. I was looking forward to a good workout today to balance out last night- circumstances precluded me from following through so . . . I feel like a whale. Kyle just asked, “should I take out the macarons?” I had to decline for today. Tomorrow is back to the pool EARLY and walk at lunch- I’ll def have a macaron tomorrow night!

  2. Yup, no self control around desserts. It would be either two desserts or more than one serving of the one dessert. Last night someone brought snickerdoodles and a red velvet cake roll. You bet I didn’t just pick one!

    1. WHAT???? Because you have awesome Halloween costumes, know penguins, and are pretty awesome otherwise, I’m going to let this one slide πŸ˜‰ But actually you’re so lucky. I wish I didn’t have a sweet tooth!

      1. Haha, thanks! I was thinking of you earlier as I came across some of the race photos where they had a ceremonial start by some penguins. Will have to share them with you somehow.

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