Is it already party #2 at this new “party hall”? Yikes! I need to devote extra time on this site, PRONTO! It looks so bare around here! It’s so totally not my style. I tend to veer toward the gaudy side normally. Glitter, neon, color overload, that sort of thing.
But I’ve been sick! It started out just as a common cold, but now it’s morphed into a sinus infection. I think. I’m not a doctor, but I play one at home.
Anyway, when you’re sick, you tend to go for the bland. You know, as in bland food (I haven’t been eating well this past week), bland feeling (I haven’t laughed at a single joke in days), bland fashion (I’ve been wearing grays and blacks). And I guess now I know, bland blog as well.
Okay, to tell you the truth, I don’t know how to do a lot of things yet around here. Hence, the bland look. It really doesn’t have anything to do with my sinus infection. I was just making excuses.
I just need time to study HTML or CSS or PLUGINS. I have no idea what they are!
However, Fiesta Friday must continue. Sinus infection or not, the show must go on! And don’t worry, I can’t stand being in the bland any longer. I’m already working on some gaudy things. Will share as soon as they’re ready!
I hope that little teaser is enough to get you in the mood for a party. Yes? Then, link up! Your co-hosts this week are Selma @Selma’s Table and Margy @La Petite Casserole. Please link your posts to FiestaFriday.net, Selma’s Table and La Petite Casserole.
But first, let’s take a look at these spectacular posts from last week’s fiesta:
French Lemon Macarons from Lili @Lili’s Cakes
“Personally, macarons intimidate me…big time. Lili presented us with gorgeous macarons AND a cheerleader attitude. After reading through her post, she actually had me believing I could make macarons too! Whether I eventually cave in and try or not…just gazing upon those beautiful lemon bundles of sweetness had me drooling! Her “tease” of her favorite flavor, Mojito Macarons had me wishing I too were in Barcelona!” — Nancy
“I’m with Nancy on this one. Macarons ARE intimidating to make! I have only been able to successfully make them once. Some of you may have remembered my “egg post” from way back. Since then, I haven’t been able to make them as nicely. Hence, no recipe on the blog. But Lili convinced me to give them another try. Using the Italian meringue method is the safest way, she suggested. Now, everybody, go read up that Italian meringue method on Lili’s site! Pretty sure you’ll be glad you do. And then you can thank me…oops, I mean thank Lili!” — Angie
Mango Coconut Tres Leches Cake from Prachi @Divine Spice Box
“That is some serious cake right there! Tres Leches is a pretty special kind of cake, but Mango Coconut Tres Leches Cake? Wow! Super special! How could you not fall in love with that cake? I know I will! Actually, I have! I love tres leches and I love mangoes, so it shouldn’t be a mystery that I love this beautiful cake!” — Angie
Reuben Potstickers from Ms. Frau @The Frugal Hausfrau
“I seriously said aloud, “Whoa.” Who would have thought to make reubens into potstickers?! But then it’s deliciously genius and a wonderfully frugal and creative way to reuse that leftover corned beef!” — Tracy
“The idea alone was enough to get me all stoked! This is my kind of food. I love a little bit of unexpected mixed with a lot of sense. Do you know what I mean? These Reuben Potstickers are like that to me. Unexpected but makes sense. You can kind of tell this recipe would work in a most wonderful way! Bravo, Ms. Frau! I’m giving this a five star…and a half!” — Angie
Pomelo Noodle Salad from Effie @Food Daydreaming
“I have never heard of Pomelo but now I’m sooo intrigued to find it! This salad screamed Spring!” —Tracy
“I HAVE heard of pomelos and HAVE eaten them. Problem was I couldn’t, for the life of me, pick a good juicy one! Until a couple of weeks ago! I’ll tell you all about it another time. This time, I’m all about that bass…I mean I’m all about that Pomelo…’bout that Pomelo and Noodle! (Now, sing!) Suffice it to say that I’m excited to try this salad recipe now that I know how to pick pomelos!” — Angie