This week has just flown by! I have…
-been studying for biochem
-filled out paperwork and completed ridiculous tasks to try to get in-state tuition
-failed to get my car fixed
-GOTTEN A CALI DRIVERS LICENSE with a 100% on the written test!
-applied for an internship
-emailed 13 teachers offering slave labor in their labs
-had a cute dinner date with my roommates Kristi and Marisa
-and gone out with friends…. Although, I finally have a confession to make.
I have been waiting to admit this for quite a while because I wanted to make sure it was right and for certain. But….
joined a sorority.
I NEVER in a million years thought that I would utter those words. I have always cracked jokes about sororities. I am not going to go on and on defending my choice, but I will say that I am glad I joined. If nothing more, being in Delta Gamma offers me a safety net that I would not otherwise have. Of course, I am still trying to meet people outside of the Greek system, but if I struggle or am having a hard time, I have this truly lovely group of girls to fall back on. I am definitely one of those people who thrives on being social. I need friends. Definitely a couple close ones. Preferably, an additional gaggle of many more casual friends.
Here are some things I have filled my belly with lately…
Simply Pumpkin Waffles
Recipe: Serves 2
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp brown sugar
pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp pumpkin spiced coffee creamer (if you have it…)
Top with: Butter, almond butter, maple syrup, peanut butter, coconut butter, or whatever you like!
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. Pour the wet over the dry and stir with as few swoops as possible. Pour into the hot waffle iron. Makes two waffles.
Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce
Recipe: Serves 4
1 pound basa
1 egg + squirt of dijon mustard
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
8 whole wheat tortillas, warmed
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
1 carrot, shaved
For the sauce – 1 cup sour cream, juice of 1 lime, chipotle chili, cumin, dash cayenne, fish seasoning or seasoning salt
Dredge the fish in the egg/mustard mixture, coat in bread crumbs, and grill in a pan on medium heat. Flip and let cook until thoroughly white.
Warm the tortillas, assemble the sauce, and serve!
Caramelized Onion and Pear Flatbread with Walnuts and Mozzarella
The name says it all!
Take your whole wheat pizza dough and flatten onto a well-floured baking sheet. Top with sliced onions, thinly sliced ripe pear, crushed walnuts, mozzarella cheese, and sea salt. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes.