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.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.
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, Walker...now 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?