Alright fellow OCD organizers…. How can I organize this kitchen drawer??
This morning I woke up wanting pancakes. I love weekends! So I get out of bed and start to set out my ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, milk…. Milk…. Wait… No milk! Of course I don’t have milk! I don’t drink it and my oven is still (let me repeat STILL) not functioning so…. No need for milk. So what’s a girl to do? Pinterest of course! I found an easy recipe for sour cream pancakes and had breakfast in no time! And they are definitely yummy and fluffy! Next time I’ll add more sugar though!
For the recipe, visit: http://runningtobake.blogspot.ca/2013/05/sour-cream-pancakes.html?m=1
- 4 months ago
So yesterday I decided to finally tackle the fan filter above my stove! It looked pretty gross when I moved in, but it’s been low on the list of things to do! I can definitely say I was right with how gross it was! Whoever has lived here in the past definitely made a lot of gross, greasy foods! Of course I learned how to clean this from Pinterest, but after doing a little searching I found a really easy way to clean the filter. The only problem: it’s disgusting! So first your take the filter out from above the oven and clean the space around it. At the same time, start boiling water in the biggest pot you’ve got. Once boiling, add baking soda one tablespoon at a time until you have about a half cup in there, then carefully put the filter in the water. It takes about 10 seconds before you start to notice just how disgusting that filter really is! Let it sit for a few minutes and then flip the filter so the other side gets clean too! After I soaked both sides I had a sink full of hot water ready in the sink and transferred the filter over to that. You would be amazed at how gross the water became even after all that nasty boiling water in the pot! Regardless, my filter is now clean (well… Cleaner at least!) and I have accomplished another cleaning task in my new apartment!
- 7 months ago
Tonight for Mom’s birthday we went to Panera Bread for dinner! I had planned on getting the Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup but at the last minute I changed my order to the special: Chilled Shrimp with Peanut Soba Noodles. I chose this because I had a similar dish at PF Changs about a month ago and I was hoping for that same flavor combination. I’m sad to announce it was not anything close to the dish I’ve had before and it definitely was sub-par. But overall it was a fun birthday dinner with my parents!!! And of course I got a Chocolate Duet cookie to go! That will make up for the lacking in flavor salad!
First food pics from NYC! We had lunch at a cafe and mom and I split a baby quiche and fruit an I happened to notice a little problem with the apple display! Does anyone else see it?
For dinner we went to a little French restaurant called Le Rivage where I had melon and prosciutto as an appetizer, veal scallopini for an entree and creme brûlée for dessert! And of course a nice glass of Chardonnay :-)
Ready to go! My flight to NYC with my mom for the 100th anniversary celebration for Phi Sigma Sigma leaves at 10am tomorrow morning! The only thing left to pack are the essentials I need tonight or tomorrow morning and of course we still need to drink our morning coffee!
Even though I’ll be in the Big Apple I still have to study! And today we all got an email with our access code which is the first step to signing up for our exams. I hope to get the other email with the username and password soon! At least this first part came in, it’s motivated me a little more to keep studying! After this weekend I’m a little behind, so it came at a perfect time to keep me on track! (Or as much on track as possible in NYC!)
- 8 months ago
Study, study, study! Even on my day off I’m using up some free time and getting ahead of schedule! Maybe I can even take the test a day or two earlier than planned and get those beautiful letters after my name! This would be especially handy if I was offered the job in GA that I’m waiting to set up an interview with! For some reason I am oddly attached to this job! Then again I found an opening on a beach in FL that also looks appealing! So many opportunities in this field, I love it!
- 8 months ago
Well, I’ve moved back into my parents house and have started studying for my exam. This is definitely going to be the majority of my life for a couple of weeks! Yesterday I started my study schedule by taking a computerized practice exam (compliments of another RD friend who took the test a couple of years ago) and somewhat disappointingly got a 67/100. But, no fear, the ones I missed were things I need to memorize! Those stinkin laws and programs get all jumbled in my brain! So that’s what I studied today, the beginnings of Community Nutrition! I’m feeling better about my WIC and SNAP knowledge now!
On top of studying I’m also excited to announce that I’ll be picking up Tyler from the airport on Thursday night! I am definitely super excited to see him and there’s no surprise this time, he knows I’ll be there! No hiding that one :-) This weekend (on top of studying of course) he and I are coming up to Brett and Karen’s house for Trevor’s birthday! He is a whopping 16 this year! Yikes! When did I get old? I remember helping him learn how to tie his shoes! Oh man!