“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: English major/Gender and Sexuality Studies minor, working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.
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Pancake batter my heart. These are donne.
Staying home because of Sandy = delicious cooking!
(Not pictured: the hamburgers I made for lunch, because I make them all the time, so it didn’t seem special, and the cookies I baked after dinner, because while they were made of real things and delicious, the dough was premade.)
For breakfast, I made pumpkin pancakes, using this recipe, but instead of using the given amounts, I used 1 cup of pumpkin and almost 1 1/4 cups of milk. So good!
For dinner, I made pizza, using this excellent bread mix for the crust (which was a gamble, but turned out really well!), pizza sauce that I made a bunch of a little while back and froze but now I can’t find the recipe which is a bummer because it’s great stuff, and topping it with a bit of chopped up banana peppers, sliced onion, turkey pepperoni, and shredded mozzarella. Yum!
Right as I was about to put the first pizza into the oven, our electricity cut out for about a minute. Luckily, we have a gas oven that was already on, but I was really glad when the electricity came back. And also when it came back after going out for another minute or two a few minutes later. And also when the lights continue to flicker but not go completely out, OHMYGODKNOCKONWOOD.
Pumpkin Roll Pancakes
IN CELEBRATION OF NOT GOING TO WORK DUE TO SANDY I AM TOTALLY MAKING PUMPKIN PANCAKES IN THE MORNING.
soniarice replied to your photoset: Recent cooking/baking: Wheat bread, modified from…
yum the cupcakes are so cute!! the colors came out nicely :)
Yeah, I’ve had a lot of fun in the past year and a half or so playing with food coloring:
An early birthday cake for Maia when she visited me in Edinburgh, Spring 2011.
Rainbow pancakes I made with my lovely flatmate Giulia in Edinburgh, Spring 2011.
Red velvet cake with slightly green icing (our birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, so…) for Andrea’s and my birthday in Edinburgh, Spring 2011. (Oh man, those jeans—those were the best jeans.)
To drink, we had…
Green Irish cream and amaretto.
Decorated sugar cookies—I think they were lemon-flavored? Edinburgh, spring 2011.
That time when I made a chocolate chip pound cake TARDIS with blue and white cream cheese icing and chocolate details the night and morning before a final exam instead of doing even more studying. (Edinburgh, Spring 2011)
Rainbow cupcakes with Nutella as frosting for Alex’s twenty-first birthday, Fall 2011.
Group project: rainbow vanilla bean…penis-shaped…cake, with rainbow amaretto cream cheese frosting, whipped cream, and nutella.
Not pictured: I originally made that amaretto frosting for chocolate chip banana cupcakes, but I didn’t take pictures.
I guess we can blame study abroad for all this food coloring nonsense, but I think that has more to do with being so entirely in control of all my food purchases and preparation than with Edinburgh itself…
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