November 20, 2012

Vanilla Eclairs...

Yesterday, I went to the eye doctor in the morning... we had a beautiful sunrise...

I hadn't been to that doctor before, so we had to get there a little early to fill the regular paperwork and stuff... we saw 3 different people before seeing the actual doctor, however everything was flowing and they didn't have us waiting for long periods of time. The doctor finally saw me, talked a little bit with me and checked me.
He said that even without hearing my story he could see in my eyes that it was a clear case of allergies: moderate to severe!!! and that I also have a somehow severe dryness... so there you go.
I came home with 4 different drops. Some medicine to treat the problem, some steroids to kick off and accelerate the cure and 2 different kinds of tears. The doctor said that he hopes that by treating the allergies, the red and dry eye will go with it. I have another appointment to get checked in 2 weeks. We came home to have breakfast and I had my first dose of drops.

I went to the lab with MG, to see his boss and hand him the Baptism invitations (see my previous post) but he wasn't there. So I left them in the office and left.
I had a nice quiet walk from campus to downtown. It looked like all the kids and people that are usually out during the week, had left home for the holiday (this week is Thanks Giving here in the States).
I went to the library to return a book and then to the shop... I don't know what it was but suddenly it was like all the allergies had hit me. I was congested and didn't feel good, my body ached and my head was starting to hurt... plus my eyes soreness... so I decided to come home.
I was here at 1.30pm and for the rest of the day. I took a nap, which I usually never do, and woke up feeling better. I had a good lunch and some computer time and then I decided to bake.

I could feel my eyes better, not better-better, but not worse, and that was something.

I had been wanting to make this Eclairs for MG... He loves filled pastry and this recipe looked pretty easy. So I gave it a try.

The process was as I thought super easy to make... and I was playing that I was a host of a cooking channel program and said out loud the instructions and stuff... it was fun!
Later I put the dough in the oven, and I had made a mistake and lined my trays with waxed paper instead of parchment paper... OH NO!!!! the wax started to melt and burn!!! luckily I was still in the kitchen, cleaning up ad doing the dishes, so I was able to take it out immediately and fix it... but I got scared!!! I get very scared with ovens...
Long story short, I put them back in the oven (half baked so they deflated a bit) and finished the baking.

When MG came home he was soooo happy with them, I asked him to take a photo of the Eclairs, he was taking a longer time than I had expected and this is what he delivered...
They are not very pretty and I skipped the chocolate icing... I would have been very good, but I was tired and didn't want to do it any more. I don't think it mattered... He was very happy with them!!! yay!!! and he took them today to the lab to share.

See you soon!


  1. I'm glad you got the answer to the questions on your eyes.. what are you allergic to? I hope the symptoms go away. You're a good baker! I bet MGs work friends love you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hope the allergies can be cured Shanti! And who cares about presentation, they looked scrummy and probably got eaten so fast who'd notice ;-) x

  3. Great pics!! I'm glad you identified the eye problem - I hope you can control those allergies. Do they have an idea of what you're allergic to?


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