Here are my new treasures:
The latest Martha Stewart: Cookies
The next thing to do is to find time to really start baking.
At this moment I have a lot of cooking projects going on: coming Saturday there's an international day at my son's school and I'll be presenting the Netherlands, together with a Dutch friend. But the Dutch goodies are not te be found here, so we have to make them: boterkoek (a cake with flour, sugar and butter, very tasteful, very light...) and speculaas. Furthermore, we'll offer some real Dutch cheese with grapes on top... ánd some 'rookworst' (a kind of smoked sausage).
Apart from that, on April 12, we'll be organizing a party for the Birthday of the Dutch Queen.
This is celebrated in the Netherlands on April 30 and it's a public holiday.
In Brasil, it's not a day off of course, but we do celebrate her Birthday (unfortunately, the Queen cant attent the party this year...). The food we'll serve during this party is Indonesian. The Indonesian 'rijsttafel' offers a wide variety of dishes (we have about 9 fish and meat dishes and about 7 side dishes). Guess who needs to prepare this for 100 guests?? Yes, me, together with 4 other ladies (bless them!). It's a lot of work, the logistics, the actual buying, the chopping (guess we'll use over 200 onions, can you imagine??) and the cooking, but, I'm sure it will be a marvellous evening.
Glad I already found my cocktail dress, don't need to go shopping for that anymore, so I can dedicate all my time to cooking...
But when will I have time to prepare Martha's cookies or a recipee from the other book I ordered:
I'll keep you posted on the parties, will publish some pictures in the coming weeks!
But I gotta go now, time to start chopping...
Have a great week!