Stacking Up with Macarons for Christmas

I’m hopping mad today.  Just as I was casually showing off last week to my French parents-in-law during their stay that my back was great – ‘never felt better; I’m as fit as a fiddle, look at me while scraping up the leaves’ – my back strings pinged yesterday. Thank goodness for painkillers but let’s hope that clever osteopath (with the fancy carpeted staircase and classical music in the waiting room overlooking the Arc de Triomphe) can sort me out this afternoon otherwise I’ll, I’ll, I’ll …
… cry also at the painful bill.

Could this be Mad About Macarons’ book spine?

Perhaps my spine has simply turned into a stack of macarons since the book came out? A sweet stack of five chocolate and exotic fruit macarons, please, for our 4 o’ clock goûter. Turn to page 89 for the recipe but speaking of stacks, we hit 3333 new macaron ‘likers’ on Facebook. That’s a delicious stack of macaronivores, don’t you think?

A few weeks ago, when we hit 2222 likes, I couldn’t resist playing with the lego macs to represent it in macaron stack form too and to see our newly painted kitchen. Well, I just did one wall.

It’s turning into a habit. Hm. 2235? We even had some chocolate-caramel macarons left to do it, although we were far too greedy to wait for that stack of five to stay put. This is the kids not me… I’m way too busy to be playing around, ahem. You see, I keep promising that manuscript for book two but without a strict deadline, I keep adding more sweet macarons and pastries and joking around. I’m needing a teacher to say STOP!

I wonder when we’ll hit 4444 likers (my speller here prefers lickers)?  If it’s what I hear that things will be changing with Facebook, it may be a long time. So if you wish to continue following the mad macaron antics on Facebook, apparently you just need to click on the right tab on the page (next to the Like tab) ‘Add to interest list‘ and that’s you set. Don’t forget you can opt out at any moment.

Don’t forget also that you can freeze your macarons! Make them now in advance, stock up your macaron ‘freezer bank’ and they’ll be great in time for Christmas.  What flavours of macarons do you fancy making?

Happy St Andrews Day to all our Scottish friends. Check out Jacqueline’s How to be a Gourmand Scottish round-up to celebrate. At least I have a great excuse for the other single malty kind of painkiller this weekend!