I'm claiming exemption from Masterchef influenced macaron craze. I don't have a TV, and truly didn't see the episode with the almond treats. Joshua's family gave me a cookbook for Christmas with a recipe for macarons in it, which I'd been meaning to try for 8 months. It's unfortunate I got around to baking them amidst the 'macarons are the new cupcake' phenomenon, but I'm quite the fan of better late than never.
Everytime I look at them I'm reminded of those tiny little hamburgers that featured in late 90's McDonalds illustrations. Not my finest culinary creation, but here's to round two.