Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sweet Weekend

Why do I feel like my weekends lately are measured by how much sugar I consume?

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After my first taste of yummy macarons a few months ago, today I decided to take a stab at making my own. They did not turn out as perfect and pretty as the ones I got at Farmer's Market, but I took a photo for you to see anyway. This was after a bevy of desserts over the weekend including chocolate cake, hazelnut bread pudding, and chocolate gelato.

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I know that too much sugar can be bad for you - and while I love the taste of it soooo much, I feel like I need to cut back. One of my friends has curbed her sugar intake, and I think it's a smart thing to do. So I am jumping on the Less Sugar Bandwagon. Desserts for me are from now on going to be once a week. I wonder how long I will last!

(the winner of last week's Lanyapi giveaway is Tali. Congrats!)

To all Southern California Bloggers. I will be in California again late December through early January and was thinking of doing another SoCal Bloggers Meetup. Let me know if you are interested and I can give you more info!

31 comments:

Dash said...

Hey Dionne,

The macaroons look absolutely delish!!:) ALso, I do know what u mean when too much sugar is detrimental. I had chocolate icecream, and a strawberry sundae this weekend. I need to cutback ttoo! there will be difficult days ahead, though.....lol.

Ali said...

Definitely interested in meeting you, obviously! :) Keep me posted?

Carissa said...

as a kid, I hardly ever ate sweet because my mom simply didn't keep them in the house. but once I was out on my own, it was like, dessert here I come! :) now I always want something sweet after dinner. it's so bad! I think I need to cut back too. but it's so hard, especially when there are wonderful goodies out there like chocolate cake, hazelnut bread pudding and chocolate gelato!

btw, I think your macarons look lovely!

and I'd interested in a meetup. how fun! like ali said, keep me posted :)

Nicole Marie said...

if i'm there i would love to join the meetup!!

Vanessa said...

Those deserts look amazing. My problem isn't my sugar intake, but my portion sizes. I can eat like a long-haul truck driver, it's so sad. Pretty soon it's going to start catching up with me...

Michelle said...

I would love to do a SoCal meetup! Definitely let me know the details when you get them. Yay!!

Little Miss Tiara said...

oh my! I've been wanting to make macarons since forever, but I can't seem to find the right time, ah, and that pic of your first attempt makes me want to do it more and more *pouts*

and you'll be having blogger meet-ups again? Aaaa... me want to join! Why do we have to be so far away? :(

the Lost Earring said...

I know what you mean. I should cut back on my sugar these days! It doesn't help that Devin is always requesting brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and more. Sheesh :) Oooh, your macaroons look amazing! I'm going to convo you about your SoCal meetup--I won't be in the area but I've got an idea for you :)

Michele said...

Your macaroons look perfect to me! I so wish I lived in California so I could come to your meetup!

The Girl in the Orange Background said...

Your macarons look delicious!
I am a dessert lover as well... I love sugar in general and don't think will ever be able to live without it... I think as long as one keeps herself active and exercise regularly, she should be fine... at least that's the positivism I like to have. :)

Rebecca said...

your macarons look lovely and delightful.

i'm a firm believer in everything in moderation. some sugar is good for the soul;)

simplesong said...

desserts/sweets are my major weakness [i'm eating a chocolate chip muffin as i type!]....so hart do cut back but i really should. and your macarons look amazing!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Yum! I'm completely with you on the sweets, but I'm addicted to candy, of all things! As a matter of fact, I'm eye-ing up the Skittles in my candy dish right now. :)

Lindsey said...

I am OH, so interested, but we will likely be back in SLC. Count me in for now, as long as it's on either the front or back end of your trip, and as we both know more details I'll let you know for sure.

mindy said...

sounds like you had a delicious weekend! and those macarons look wonderful. good luck resisting the sweets....i need to jump on that bandwagon, too!

Kiki said...

I need to cut back, too, but it's so difficult! I just finished some cookies and am sipping on my sweet tea, knowing the entire time that I am already at high risk for diabetes due to genetics. Ugh.

Rachel Follett said...

So sweet! Your illustration is adorable!

Amanda said...

Ah...your posts always make me want to bake pretty things and document it on pretty plates with good lighting. :0)

Pamela said...

the macaroons look yummy! i've always wanted to try making some...how hard was it?

Kristin said...

Oh my... this post makes me drool. Your first attempt at macarons is wonderful -- I think they look fantastic.

And what, pray tell, does hazelnut bread pudding entail? Please tell me you have a recipe for that!

xo, Kristin

PS -- I ate my weight in halloween candy this weekend. My teeth still hurt!

Tracy-Girl said...

Mmmm. those look so delicious!

Kristin said...

I would say that macaroon is an amazing attempt. I would gobble it up in a heartbeat!

Federica said...

Those macarons looks fantastic!!

maggisaar said...

Count me in for the So Cal Winter Get Together! :-)

Phoenix said...

So incredibly interested in a SoCal meet-up! I'm dying to meet more LA and OC peeps who blog!

Send me info, darlin'!

Hello, darling said...

You always seem to spend your weekends eating the most delicious food, I need to get me some of that!

Orchid Grey said...

ooooh those macaron's look so good!

iheartkiwi said...

silly girl you can't cut back on sugar with all the leftover halloween candy to be had!

Carol said...

Halloween did me in, I ate so much candy!

Tender Branson said...

Because every good weekend requires lots of sugar.

Gaia said...

THEY ARE GREAT!!!
why did you tell that they didn't turn right? I think your macarons are great!
Tomorrow evennig I'll bake some cake... I've had so many sugar last week that I feel the same of you...Once a week or less till Christmas!
I can do it!