It’s been a week, but what a week! I’ll catch up on the school week later, but for now I want to catch you up on a FUN day – Fleet Week in SF and our annual Blue Angels get-together.
We had basically the same cast of characters as last year, but an addition of Jindra’s pop from Czech-Republic. We had a Baker’s Dozen here (pun intended!). Lots of beer and champaign and juice for three five-year-olds! Everyone remembered last year when we watched the jets fly into clouds and fog (like Fourth of July here!). Not this year, no! The weather was IMPECCABLE!
The pastries sound familiar? They are all items I have learned in class. I was really excited to make the Paris Brest in honor of Jindra’s father, who owns a bicycle shop, and Franck since it’s from France. Here’s a pic of me making the cream puffs:
While I know sometimes friends say they like your cooking to be nice, some of these folks who were there I know would NOT do that – they would tell me if they didn’t like…and I’ll take the compliments they were giving! THANK YOU CHEF! My Pastry School instructor is the BEST!!!
I was SO glad to have all food done before the Blue Angels started. I got to relax a bit after that…however, unbeknownst to me, my best friend was ensuring my champagne cup was never empty (I thought I wasn’t drinking that much while baking…) THANKS ANGELIQUE! Je t’adore!!!!
We called everyone into the kitchen when the Blue Angels started. What a GREAT show!!! Unfortunately, I didn’t get good pictures, but others did!
Thank you all who came over – we really enjoyed your company!
And thank you all for your continued support and for reading this blog! (AND special thanks to Angelique for the photos!)