Well, this week has been almost entirely focused on my brother's arrival with his 5 1/2 daughter next Thursday. He's the oldest but now he is on my turf. He is an amazing cook and wine connaisseur and I am lucky enough to live in a city rich in diverse foods and ethnicities. We also have quite a few wine shops and wine tasting events that he will appreciate. I have been shopping in order to make easy items like lasagna and quiches that we can pop out of the freezer coming back from the beach or before going out. There won't be much club going or bar hopping since there is a child but there is plenty to do around Charleston to keep busy.
In that spirit I have benn making quite a few breakfast treats that they can enjoy while visiting that would be a nice change from croissants and tartines.
So my sunday prep. work was : make and bake cinnamon buns, cinnamon and walnuts buns, make and refrigerate dough for brioche, and make and refrigerate dough for danishes.
I talked to my niece on the phone this afternoon and she already told me she wanted to help me make my brownies and madeleines when she is here. The child helped me with a pan of madeleines at the tender age of 3... she loves food...yeah!!!
Recipes and pictures will have to wait until tomorrow though...