I know I’m a day late on the holiday wishes but 2nd-out-of-8 is not so bad.
I’d love to tell you that I’ve been in a flurry of studying, but in fact I worked almost 22 hours between Friday and Saturday. I am exhausted, cranky, and not as prepared for tomorrow’s exam as I’d like. But it is what it is and I’m just glad I have a job.
Some Friday/Saturday Highlights
I made another round of eggs with seitan.
And had a mug cookie both days.
Also pizza both days…
I had my first Starbucks red cup.
A gingerbread latte (I didn’t love it!) while forcing myself to study with a friend after work.
What I Was Up To Today (Sunday)
Other than oversleeping and wasting some time in the morning, today was nice and productive. Apparently my body just doesn’t want to study before noon!
I was excited to try this Oro Blanco for breakfast.
Whenever I spot something I haven’t heard of before at the grocery store I just have to buy it. Adam and I used to love Ugli fruit when we lived in the city and I was hoping this would be similar.
The Oro Blanco had a very thick layer of skin and pith like the Ugli fruit, but the flavor was not my favorite.
It was bitter in a way that made my stomach hurt and I ended up throwing it out after three segments.
Instead I split a Mike’s bagel sandwich with a friend.
The Mike’s sandwich is a bagel topped with cream cheese, provolone, and a fried egg. It is amazing and ridiculous.
We spent almost six hours at The Spot so the sandwich was only the first of three orders. I also had an iced coffee with skim milk.
And shared a slice of cheesecake (with a pretzel crust and chocolate ganache!) with a friend.
I just have to say – thank goodness for my great groups of friends or I would not have accomplished a damn thing today! We went through the notes as a group and it was so helpful. Not that I’m feeling all that great about a comprehensive exam in one of the hardest classes I’ve ever taken!
I snacked on baby carrots with blue cheese dressing when I got home.
Plus a Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale.
I have 3 pumpkin beers left over from October and I need to drink them before their out-of-season-ness drives me crazy.
I went to my freezer to get a little festive for 2nd night of Hanukkah dinner.
3 cheese blintzes from Manischewitz.
Frozen carrot slices and brocoli baked in 1 Tbsp Smart Balance, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, and salt.
Both of the dinner components were very tasty. I bought a bunch of frozen vegetables on my last grocery trip and I’m actually looking forward to using them. And I have half a box of blintzes left that for which I need to purchase sour cream.
Dessert was very unnecessary, but also fun.
Biscoff Buddies! I have a special version of “puppy chow” in the works and since I’ve never actually made puppy chow before, I wanted to do a trial run with a single serving batch.
For this version I used: 3/4 cup honey squares, 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips, 2 Tbsp Biscoff spread, and 1 Tbsp powdered sugar.
Who else thinks I shouldn’t be blogging at midnight when I have a giant exam at 7:40 am? Whoops!