Friday, August 31, 2012

FInally, An Update!

Hello everyone!

It's been a busy few weeks. We meant to update much earlier, but then we found out that we didn't have internet in our apartment. Oh yeah, we're living in an apartment this year! Woohoo!

Anyways, we just got internet so we can finally update you on our super-exciting lives.

Since being at school (bleh), a few exciting things have happened--well, exciting on our terms.

I (Meri), had a last dinner with my family that involved drinking from mason jars (we're so hipster).

Lily has found her favorite spots.

We--that's me and Michelle--had our first day of class (I had Sam take this picture because I knew my mom would appreciate it).

I made Sam Eggs-in-a-Basket several times.

Sam collapsed after confessing her love for Julie Andrews.

Lily decided that she prefers drinking water from my cup to drinking from her bowl.

That's all for now!

Meri and Sam

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sam's Visit!

Sam came to visit! She arrived Sunday afternoon and left today (Wednesday). It was hard to say goodbye, but knowing that we would see each other again in less than two weeks made it just a little easier.

So what did we do with our time together?

Well, we spoke only in British accents (even in public sometimes, even though we tried to curb it in front of strangers).

 We watched lots of TV and played with my kitties.

We visited my barn.

Sarah and Ana came to visit!

And we visited the restaurant I work at.

Oh. And we ate. We ate a lot.

Monday's breakfast was waffles. Tuesday's eggs, toast, and rosemary garlic potatoes. Wednesday's french toast. Yum.

We ate at Ponzio's, our local old-person diner that I love.

And we got pizza from the place around the corner.

And we made a baked good to mimic Jimmy Fallon's Ben &Jerry's ice cream flavor: Late Night Snack. It's vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate covered potato chips and a salty caramel swirl.

So, we made vanilla blondies. We mixed in chocolate covered potato chips--we covered them ourselves! And I made caramel to swirl on top.

We decided that it didn't actually taste like the ice cream, but it sure was yummy! We finished the whole skillet in two days.

We had a fabulous four days.

I miss Sam already.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just Because I Can't Eat It Doesn't Mean I Won't Make It

I recently got my wisdom teeth taken out.

Not only is my face three times its normal size (I'm suffering through innumerable puffy face jokes at work), but I'm also being forced to consume a completely mush-filled diet. Most of my meals take a run through the blender before entering my cartoonish mouth.

However, just because I have a depressing diet doesn't mean that everyone else does.

My friend turned 20 the other day so I knew I had to send a box of goodies along. These potato chip cookies are on their way to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

I used mini chocolate chips instead of pecans because my friend doesn't like nuts. I also did a chocolate coating because I ran out of chips. I hope she likes them!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy August!

August is going to be a fabulous month.

Know why? (Only partially because George Clooney is on my calendar.)


It's gonna be awesome.