Lacking much else to discuss, I will post a recipe. I made these a week or so ago. Ever since Bree made macaroons on Desperate Housewives I've had quite the hankering for macaroons. So I found a recipe in one of the books here. Well, they aren't macaroons by my definition, but if you like coconut they are little dreamy bites of bliss. They are divine, and as far as cookie/candy textures go, they are divinity. You'll need a mixer for this, don't try it by hand.
1/2 cup egg whites (about 4 eggs)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flaked coconut
In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form, about 6 minutes (took me longer). Beat in vanilla. Fold in coconut. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until firm to the tough. Remove to wire racks to cool. (fyi: You can freeze extras but they will lose their crunch if they are frozen for more than a few days).
I am still determined to make perfect macaroons though, as fantastic as these are.
In other news, I delivered "Thankful" to the Horse Expo art show today. It was predictably chaotic. I hope my art does well there. And then I picked up all my work from the 50-50 show. Yes, ALL my work. *sigh* That sucks.
Waiting to hear from State Fair and Draft Horse Classic... fingers crossed.