Well, today was an excellent day! I did 2 things today (yep, that’s it, but they were cool things):
#1: I made my Éclairs – which I’ve been wanting to try here in Costa Rica. I had to substitute a few ingredients, and I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out. Plus I wanted to do a “trial run” (Greg LOVES when I do a trial run) before making them tomorrow for our friends Jim & Nancy (anniversary) and our friends Jeanie & Mark (welcome back treat!).
I had to watch the pastries closely while they baked, and learned a few tricks to try next time, but all in all – they turned out muy bueno! Especially for having a “miniature” oven with no degrees on it – just “medium, high, bake & grill” settings.
Hubby tasted and approved. 😉
#2: We had an awesome dinner date with our friends Helen & Charles for this afternoon/evening – a special ITALIAN dinner event at Isabel’s – prepared by Isabel and her catering friend, Joyce. Reservations were made last week – and they just BARELY squeezed us in (mainly because our friends KNOW Isabel, and she was kind enough to make room for us!). Helen & Charles picked us up, and dinner was served early at 3 (you gotta be able to enjoy the view! …with the sunset at 5:30 it gets dark early here!). It was… AMAZING. Such a good time with friends, met some new people, and the Italian food and view was superb!!
So, that’s all for now folks! I am still stuffed & off to bed shortly!
Peace! — JenJen