So as part of our whole quest to “refresh our marriage,” Eric and I have been trying out new adventures. We’ve been wine tasting, we’re planning a weekend getaway, and we’ve used almost every gift card we have to get ourselves out.of.the.house and out of our no-longer-newlyweds-but-still-too-soon-to-be-in-a-rut phase.
SO this past weekend, we decided to make macarons. You know, those french cookies that everyone thinks are like super hard to make and that you have to be an experienced chef to cook? Yeah, those.
Granted, this was an in-house activity, but we’re also trying to get ourselves away from the television. Along with getting out more, we’re trying to cook together more as well and try out new recipes.
We started out with the basics:
The glass of wine is totally complimentary. Because I don’t know about you, but I totally need wine when I’m cooking.
Since we’re super competitive, Eric and I decided we would each make our own batch of cookies. Don’t all couples compete in the kitchen?
Look at how happy he looks.
I, on the other hand, not so happy…
I was pissed that my macarons weren’t coming out in perfect circles.
They looked halfway decent when they were cooking in the oven…
The ones on the left came out all lumpy, and were baked on the bottom of the oven.
The ones on the right were baked at the top of the oven and actually turned out halfway decent.
Our biggest mistake making macarons?
Assuming wax paper was the same as parchment paper. Those darn cookies would not come off. So I had to scrape my teeth against the wax paper to get a bite of a cookie.
At one point, I just started eating the cookie with the wax paper attached. Is that bad?
I ate the dough too. I was majorly bummed that our cookies didn’t turn out the way we wanted. But once I realized how much sugar is in them (seriously, it’s just almonds and sugar sugar sugar). And when I read that the average cookie has about 200 to 300 calories for ONE tiny ass cookie, I really decided they weren’t worth it.
Give me some ice cream any day.
I ended up consoling myself with the pup.
Have you ever tried to make macarons?