The weekend just never feels long enough, does it? It goes by in the blink of an eye- a mad dash of trying to catch up on sleep and BBQing with friends and laundry and shopping and walking the dog. And in this case- pavlova too!
Jason and I were due to head out to our friends’ house for a BBQ yesterday afternoon, and since I’d promised to bring over a pavlova for dessert I set about making it mid-morning. And we would’ve had it cooked, cooled, and ready to go too had I not had a yolk-related disaster right as I was cracking the 8th and final egg into the bowl of whites. I made that dumb rookie error of trying to catch a falling egg yolk between the two halves of shell I was holding… and yep. Yolk in the whites people. Yolk in the whites. And since the yolk had split, there was no way of removing it so the entire lot had to be poured down the sink. If I told you that I maybe cried a bit, would you judge me? And if I told you that I lay on the sofa being all forlorn and pathetic whilst Jason dashed up to the shops for me to buy more eggs, would you judge? Nope? Phewph. Didn’t think so ;)
But anyway! 16 eggs later, one toe stubbed in rage and two very sizeable coffees drunk, pavlova was made! The afternoon at our friends’ house was such a good one- we ate the most insanely amazing BBQed burgers with brioche buns and pulled pork (I KNOW), Teddy found no less than 9 lost tennis balls under the rhododendron bush in the garden, we all had a go at hula hooping ( I laughed so hard that my stomach and throat ached!) and talked lots and lots about weddings. Michelle & Ian are about 8 months further on than us in the wedding planning process, so we pick their brains any chance we can get!
^^ That’s Tilly. She’s adorable. ^^
And that really, is all there is to say about the day! It was a lovely one- exactly how summer days are supposed to be. Lots of food, lots of laughing, followed by a quick drive home in the evening, a tidy-up of the meringue-explosion in our kitchen, and then to bed. How was your weekend? I hope it was great! Did you have storms? I feel cheated, we were promised a good summer storm and all we had was one measly rain shower!
p.s. Is that a peacock butterfly? I’m not sure, but think it might be. Either way, isn’t she a beauty?