Well, I should say: it's not surprising that I cook - I talk about food enough, if I weren't to cook at home I'd be brokety-broke! But instead of going the route of buying something for my Mom and MIL (Mom-in-law) - I decided, sort of on a whim, to make something myself!
And because we've been getting so much produce from our CSA, I thought I was going to make marmalade, like my favorite preserves shop: Sqirl - the Seville Orange Marmalade to be exact. Have I mentioned how much more alive my tastebuds are after a taste of that stuff? It's remarkable!
But I didn't have Seville Oranges, and I didn't have a copper pot - so I decided on a homemade Nutella, called Gianduja (chocolate hazelnut spread).
The recipe was from my go-to: Bon Appetit. I think I may have over roasted the hazelnuts (oops) and I used dark chocolate so it's a little more intense than store bought Nutella, but all-in-all it was surprisingly easy to make! And the Weck jars with the little orange ring - just made them insta-gift ready! Voila!
The weirdest thing of all is I felt like this was the best gift I've ever given. I know it's simple and it may not taste perfect (hey, it was my first time) - but there's something about making things for the people you love.
So...fresh of the trend of that success, late last night after all the cooking for my Mom and family, I made something else for someone I love - a Michelada for me.
Hope you had a great Mom's Day! XO