I know you are off doing your thing, with the jet setting and the home teaching and the potion mixing, and I realized I missed you and started to make a list of things we needed to address next time. But you know, I'll forget a lot of it and we won't have enough time anyway.
Last time we had dinner we got onto puff pastry and so I bought some at Fred Meyer and decided to try a Spanish custard thing for Paul's birthday. It worked, but there was something lacking on the pastry end and so I made more custard and tried making plain old danishes, just in case the dessert table fell short. They were much better and much faster. I cut the pastry into squares, cut a 1/2 inch line around the perimeter, topped them with a little custard, sliced peaches, and whipped egg white. I put them in the oven and watched them until they had puffed accordingly.
Caramel sauce makes it great. You were right. We ate some that night for dinner and then I put the rest in the fridge for the next day. They are definetely better at room temperature, FYI. The custard recipe is fantastic and I don't think we should skip that step. Steeped cinnamon stick! I ate that for the next two days. Next time I'm getting fancier puff pastry. I know that we should just make our own, yes? I have no time for that. Or maybe I just don't have the patience.
So what else is going on? I'm making tiny clothes which has calmed me down a great deal-- it's no meditation retreat, but it will do. Vintage Cakes? Why wasn't I at that book signing with you? Seriously, how does that woman speak our language so correctly? I just made a plum slump and realized that for me, summer is going to forever taste like that book.
Okay, we are due a dinner soon. Safe trip home--