Kim guessed it first. In the picture yesterday, I am in the second row, all the way on the left…red dress. Applie, that should make you so happy.
I took 3 years of French, during high school.
I loved the way the language sounded, rolling off the tongue.
It is a beautiful language, and I wanted to sound just as cool, just as sophisticated, and just as gorgeous as the French.
When I lived in Oklahoma, my best friend and I were in the same French class together.
I spoke better French, but she understood it better. I was all about sounding cool, and not about learning the language.
All those conjugation of verbs and making sure each verb was in the right form. It made my head ache.
We would go to the mall on the weekends, and we would walk into a shop, both of us speaking French to each other, pretending not to know English.
We would make sure that one of the employees heard us. They would, without fail, come over and try to help us.
We would take turns “translating” for the other, pretending to speak English with a thick French accent. It was great fun, and it also made the store’s employees extremely attentive. It was even greater fun to have one thing said, and translate something totally different.
Today’s TWD is Crème Brûlée. Crème Brûlée is French for ‘burnt cream’.
I have never had crème brûlée before, and I couldn’t wait to make it. Not only because it was French, but becasue I got to play with fire and not get in trouble for it.
Crème brûlée has all the ingredients of vanilla ice cream, so if you like vanilla ice cream, you’ll love this.
You can infuse the cream with all sorts of flavors…espresso, lavendar, cinnamon, chocolate, anything that you would like.
Since I had never had it before, I made it plain. It is wonderful plain.
If you’d like to see the recipe, Mari from Mevrouw Cupcake has the recipe on her blog.
Laissez les bon temps rouler.