March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Funny Faces

The beginning of school wouldn't be complete without a special meal ~ a meal they get to choose.  This year Mary Frances and Stephen had to work out the menu together.  Nothing fancy ~ roasted asparagus, chicken nuggets*, and homemade mac 'n cheese.  I plated the food.  They rearranged.
But not the dessert.  I got to pick that as a surprise.  Recently, I treated myself to a new cookbook and I was itching to try the Chocolate Friands.  Mine were rushed and certainly not as pretty or enticing as the photographs I saw in the cookbook or online, but the were delectable to the palate.  To my surprise they were not overly sweet ~ possibly because I unintentionally used unsweetened chocolate for the cakes.  I corrected my error for the ganache and the outcome was suitable.  They were still decadently rich and sublimely moist yet small enough that you don't feel too guilty eating just one.
They were enjoyed by all and there were plenty of leftovers to share with others.
Before I forget, I want to let you know that they chicken nuggets came from my freezer to the table in about 15 minutes time!  Now I need to restock the freezer.

Next up, what will he choose for his meal ~ fruit and bread hardly counts as a meal unless maybe you live in France.  And Betsy, who knows ~ maybe cheese.  We'll cross that bridge next week.

What about you ~ do you cook special meals before your children start school?

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