I did not have much time to take any photos. But manage to snap two - one just before they came and one during. I wanted to show you how I ended up serving the macarons. On a piece of Slate! The cone did not work out. It was too narrow and would not stick. Bummer.
The great news is, they LOVEEEE the macarons. Coincidently, a local chain call Tschibo were selling them in packets this week at 9.90 Euro each packet for 16 small pieces. It aroused their curiousity but is expensive enough that none bought it. Hence, they were glad to be able to sample what this macaron thingy is all about.
It was a night filled with lots of drinks ... we finished countless bottles of Röse Sekt, some wine, Munsterland Baby Strawberry Aperitif, Cocoa Nuss Liquor and my Muscat Aperitif which I brought back from my trip to France last year. It was soo yummy!
The light dinner was Sushi, Thai Mango Salad which a girl helped me sliced up the mango ala Thai Way(holding mango with one hand while furiously chopping onto the mango with the other hand before vertically slicing them up), and it was quite a spectacle (should have captured the look on their face to show you here :-D). Another girl helped me wrapped gyoza before frying them off in the pan and steam cooking them later. They loved this dish too.
In the end, I skipped the tempura making. The kitchen got a bit warmer after frying the gyoza and I didn´t want my guest to feel uncomfortable with all the frying action. A lot of them were spotted with red cheeks too and at one point, a few was giggling non-stop so I guess it is due to the drinks??? :-D Anyway, we ended up having tempura for lunch yesterday. It was super yummy. Oh, I must share you the recipe one day ..it is sooo easy but yet, sooo crunchy like how tempura´s are meant to be.
Great to get your children to eat more vegetables!
So this was what we had for lunch yesterday :-D
Now that its over, it is time for me to start preparing for my trip to France this Friday. Just like last year, my godmother from Malaysia will be staying over at her daughter´s place for couple of months and hence, me making a trip to her daughters place for a little family time in Europe. When I am back, there will be more to come ... my preparation for driving lesson in Hamburg (super intensive arrangement, which I am very excited about), followed by some trip to visit friend again in Holland, followed by hubby´s sailing trip to Scandinavia, DH friends coming over for grape festival at our place, then another friend staying over our place and followed by Barcelona trip. Oh, I have also been invited by MIL to go take up oil painting classes. Now, who says life of a housewife is boring? It surely isn´t so!