Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Cookie Madness. I was similarly intrigued by the addition of cocoa powder into the graham cracker crumbs.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Amanda is my best friend in the whole wide world.
And she came to visit this weekend.
Here is the story of that weekend (well, the story of the food we ate).
When she arrived on Friday, she chose to go out for some Indian food. This was kind of awesome because I'm pretty sure only a visiting friend would be able to convince my friends to eat Indian food. Sometimes my delightful face just isn't enough to sway their skeptical viewpoints.
But a guest? How could they deny the happiness of a visitor?
Well, luckily Indian food is delicious and everybody enjoyed their meal!
But were Amanda and I done eating for the night? Absolutely not! I don't think Amanda and I have ever been together after a meal and not had dessert.
Yup. Ben & Jerry's it was. Milk and Cookies and Cake Batter. And milk. Yum.
We finished both pints.
Saturday, we had plans to meet our other awesome friend, Brooke, to spend the day at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Of course, we had to eat from the vendors along the route.
Brooke, a woman after my own heart, got octopus balls. I don't know if I would have been that brave even if I wasn't vegetarian...
She said they needed more octopus. How dare they be skimpy?
She got some chicken teriyaki (on a stick) to supplement the octopus-less balls (wow, that sounds even grosser than octopus balls).
Amanda also went with the chicken teriyaki on a stick. And she spilled it all over her pants.
I got some fried rice. Can't go wrong with that.
After Brooke left, Amanda and I went to my dining hall (I think it's a necessity to experience each school's dining hall). I forgot to take a picture (so silly), but Amanda hit up the sweet potato fries-all was well.
Amanda left this morning after some hash browns and a bagel for the train ride. Now back to real life. Ew.
Monday, April 9, 2012
I didn't get to go home for Easter this year. I actually didn't get to go last year either. This means that I miss out on making Easter Pies (a story for another post), waking up to an Easter basket from the Easter Bunny, and having a delicious meal with my family.
Not to sound all doom and gloom, but I get really upset when I miss family events like this. As I said in my last post, my mom and dad are awesome-just so you know, the rest of my family is as well.
BUT. Sam and her wonderful family were able to save me from a horrible fate this Easter Sunday as they happily gave me (and our neighbors Amelia and Michelle) the chance to celebrate the holiday with them.
I could not have imagined a better Easter (away from my family of course, I could never diminish the value of a Medoway-family affair).
We woke up. I peeled some apples with an awesome apple-peeler. We watched food network. Mrs. Steinfeld made us eggs-in-a-basket-yum! And then she gave us each an Easter basket (delivered by the Easter Bunny of course).
I'll be in a sugar coma for the next couple of days (each egg is individually filled with candy).
And, my basket had little egg salt and pepper shakers. They might be the cutest things I've ever seen.
And then we dyed about 6 dozen eggs.
Then we had dinner. It was a rough day.
Here was my contribution to the party: m&m cookies.
I just took the recipe for Nestle Chocolate Chip cookies and replaced the chocolate chips with the spring-themed m&ms to make them Easter-appropriate.
I also attempted to make a few look like bunny heads.
Well, it was worth a try.
So a big thank you to the Steinfelds for a fabulous Easter weekend! It was fabulous!