Weekly Dish, #weeklydish

Homemade minestrone with turkey meatballs [does it still count as minestrone if there’s meat in it? #askalinguist]. That’s my #weeklydish. I’ve been in somewhat of a food quandary lately, Continue reading

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Donut Salad with A Side of Onions

Happy Friday all! I’m getting sort of close to the end of my time in Miami, which is making me sad for all the things I haven’t had a chance to do yet…all the food I haven’t eaten, all the hashes I haven’t been on, all the beaches I haven’t seen. Which would be all of the beaches, because I’ve been to no beaches. I know. It’s embarrassing. Let’s move on. IT’S NATIONAL DONUT DAY!

I hope you’re celebrating with an indulgent confection just waiting to cocoon you in a sweet, sweet blanket of love. Yes, that is how I think about all my donuts…don’t you?

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Red Wine and Mushroom Chicken

I’ve got a recipe for you today!

I don’t know why but the last two weeks have really dragged me down. I’ve been struggling to stay atop of my overly ambitious schedule (I believe I’ve mentioned it before, see my MO for more details), and got behind one day about two weeks ago and just haven’t been able to catch up. I’m thinking maybe – maybe – on this Friday I’ll catch up. It would be amazing. But actually also this week I did do my first rough draft of my personal statement! 🎉🎉🎉 Yes, this is Big News. Continue reading

Life: Untitled

This week I don’t have any thoughts for you really. Fresh out. Although I did make a really tasty cioppino last week, and yesterday I made red wine chicken with mushrooms, onions, thyme, and chard

. It was glorious. Everything smelled so buttery, it was like I could bathe in the air. Good eats are in my future.

I wrote my psych shelf exam a few days ago, which went fine I think. Only two more shelf’s (shelves?) left! So excited. Only 12 more weeks left of third year! And 4 more board exams to slay. 2 sets of applications. Thinking about all this gives me so much anxiety 😬 so basically I’m just going to try not to think about it 😂 I got my schedule today for the next 6 weeks and I’m really hoping that I have some time in the afternoons/evenings so that I can ramp up my studying a little. I know my first written board exam isn’t until August but there’s so much to know. And I have made a doozy of a study schedule, with like 8 different resources (which you’re not supposed to do), several different question banks (also not supposed to do), and no planned days off. Sigh. Ambition gets me a 6 page study plan and no days off! I’ve technically been studying since October of last year, if you include studying for all the shelves, but I KNOW there’s so much I don’t know. Slow and steady wins the race….SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!! Ha. Tell that to the turtle. 🐢

I also need to book in time to write my personal statement (that beast), and to research programs to apply to. Those are things I’ll do in “””my down time”””. So many quotation marks because that’s such a ridiculous concept, down time…ha! Although post-exam last week I did *make* some downtime, and got a cute new do; 8 inches of hair, sayonara, see ya never. In other news of things to be snuck into the schedule, I started going to a running group a few weeks ago and I also started going to the Miami H3! If you don’t know what that is, then you don’t deserve to know 😎 I actually had so much fun on the last hash that I’ve decided I’m going to aggressively friend all of these people and that will be that. I also have to pencil that into my schedule.

Anyway I’ll end this before I start panicking about all the planning. Gaze upon this most epic breakfast combo I treated myself to: a breakfast sandwich with a perfectly runny yolk, garlic aioli, and custom-heat-level hot sauce on an everything bun and a Thai iced coffee with enough condensed milk to satisfy even my sweet tooth! (Do you see the smiley face in the coffee? Even it’s happy about all the condensed milk! 😝)

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy cookies! Kind of an oxymoron, right? WRONG! Ha, gotcha.

I’ve been on the lookout for a healthy breakfast cookie for ages (I hate mornings, more-or-less, and I’m always hungry and looking for something quick to eat), and haven’t had time to experiment since my initial, disastrous foray into the breakfast cookie world (unclear what went wrong but I think it was the buckwheat flour – we have since parted ways. I was trying to limit the amount of oats I used, since I usually have oatmeal for breakfast anyways, but then came to the realization that I probably don’t eat enough oatmeal to say no to an oaty breakfast cookie. I’m not tryna cut off my nose to spite my face!). Continue reading