Friends, I don’t know if you know this about me, but I can make a mean caramel.
I’m talking like conversations stop when I serve this stuff (and not just because their mouths are glued shut). I was awarded the highest grade in my class when I took my caramel test in pastry school. I used to make a salted caramel brownie that was so divine that I once had someone buy the whole tray of brownies out of my display case. #FeatherInMyCap
I only bring up this particular skill of mine because April 5 is National Caramel Day and I whipped up a small batch of caramels to celebrate. Truth be told, I made these for myself because now is the time to stress eat if there ever was one, and I honestly cannot stop stuffing my face with these babies.
Now I have to admit that I haven't been baking like everyone expects me to right now. My job is rolling full steam ahead plus extra (I do realize how incredibly blessed I am in that aspect, don't get me wrong) which doesn't leave me with much energy (or time) to make delectable concoctions to dangle in front of you in blog form.
But, I have had all of you in mind and I've put together something I think you'll enjoy, even if it's not pastry related. I’ve been stockpiling memes from the brilliant minds of the internets who have created some zesty morsels of entertainment. I wanted to share some of my favorites with all of you today (and I promise to eventually give you tidbits about making caramels, I promise!). I even organized them by category for you, too!
Ones that are inspiring.
Ones that make you think, “what the frack?!”
Ones that speak to the new normal.
Everyone's bosses trying to learn Zoom ::facepalm::
Ones that are totally me.
Ones that are all of us.
Ones that warm your heart.
Ones that aren't categorized but are totally great.
And my absolute favorite one. (You have time to watch this one, so do it. You won't regret it.)
Sorry I didn't have much to say about baking this week. My heart isn't in it right now, but I hope you enjoyed all these memes, articles, and videos that have given me a laugh recently. If you have any questions about caramels, by all means post them here and I will get back to you with any help I can!
Happy eating, y'all! Stay home!