Morning! How are you today?
First things first, the winner of the popchips contest didn’t come forward, so here’s the new one! Please send me your address
It was like Indian summer here today. 70 degrees… dress + cardigan weather!
Breakfast celebrated lemon! Lemon Chobani (didn’t think I’d like this, but it’s one of my favorites!) and about 2/3 of a Lemon Bar Larabar (try saying that 10 times fast) crumbled in. Made my practice chemistry test go down a lot smoother.
In between classes, I munched on a CSA-fresh apple (RIP, summer/fall fruit share) while waiting for an appointment with my program’s advisor.
I’m working on getting a lunch idea post up in the next couple weeks, but on days I have class and have to bring it with me, a big salad with a bunch of different ingredients and textures is pretty standard.
In the box:
- mixed greens
- Alta Brussels sprouts
- white wine vinegar/ olive oil/ sea salt
I was all too eager to take a break to eat… and read Catching Fire! So. good.
Afternoon snacks: instant hot cocoa (free in the student gov. office) + fig bar.
Before going home, I stopped in at Gap to use up a gift card and take advantage of a big sale they’re having right now: spend $100, get $40 back. Yes, please! Who doesn’t love a good deal?
- black jeggings
- red wool hat
- 2 pairs tights: opaque black and sparkly black
- baby gift (unpictured)
Dinner was leftover stir-fry and quinoa, to which I added grated parmesan. Asian + Italian don’t normally mix well (except at Basta Pasta, which is always a culinary masterpiece), but I was craving melted cheese.
For dessert, I made myself my new favorite treat: Katie’s One-Minute Chocolate Cake. To be honest, I was skeptical about a chocolate cake made in the microwave (although pumpkin cakes seem to work quite well!), but this. was. perfect. No exaggeration. I even made the frosting, which is made out of that fudge I love!
Just like the cat lady who writes angry notes to herself, I sat at my dining room table catching up on Gossip Girl and “Mmm!”-ing to myself. Might as well own it .
What are your quirks? Do you embrace them or try and hide them?