Monday, May 23, 2011

Blueberry Pancakes!

I couldn't think of a clever title for today's blog post.

Today is Justin's first day at his internship! He is now officially a Supply Chain Analyst with Avnet. He was very excited to start, we even bought him some new dress clothes so he can look nice and sharp :) Here's where the title comes in - I asked him what he wanted for breakfast on his first day, and that was his request. I was expecting something like monkey bread, or something that's less common than pancakes (we had pancakes about a week ago), but that's what the man asked for.

With today being his first day at work, it is also my first day at home. Alone. All day. Without a car. Good thing I'm not too dependent on interactions with other humans. Give me a good book and I'm happy :) Although I am glad that I only have one week before my summer school starts and the writing center opens again.

What am I going to do with my first full day to myself? Hold on to your hats here, this is big...

Clean! That's right, clean. I already tackled the bedroom, and I didn't just put away clothes and make the bed. I cleaned off the dresser, I organized my nightstand, I even put all of my necklaces back into my jewelry box. Okay, so it's still not really that big of a deal, but when you're used to spending all your free time doing homework, it's stuff that doesn't happen very often.

I was going to tell you about all the other things I'll be cleaning today, but I was getting bored writing it, so I can't imagine you'd enjoy reading it. Instead, I'll share some pictures of desserts I plan to make at some point over summer:

Chocolate Pâté with Crème Chaud-Froid
This recipe intrigues me. Usually pâté is gross meat product, but this is apparently like a chocolate mousse that you can slice. 

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cheesecake
I've got quite a few cheesecakes I want to make (it IS my favorite dessert after all!), and this one definitely makes the list! Chocolate cake, layers of Cheesecake, peanut butter... how can you go wrong? 

Chocolate Mint Cheesecake
Another classic combination: chocolate and mint. In Cheesecake form! 

Chocolate Toffee Cheesecake
I warned you about the cheesecake. :) 

Eggplant Parmesan
They can't all be sweets. I've wanted to try my hand at eggplant parmesan for quite some time, and eggplant was on sale this week! I've got one sitting in my fridge waiting for me :)

Homemade Bread
Over spring break I really wanted to try making homemade bread, but just didn't get around to it. On my last post, Ruth suggested making bread, and it reminded me that I've wanted to for quite some time! 

Six-Layer Cake
Mine will be chocolate though. I've never made a successful layer cake (probably due to the fact that I've only tried once, and I was like, 14), so I want to try my hand at it again. And as long as I'm doing layers, why stop at two or three? 

Lasagna just tastes WAY better homemade, but I've never had the courage to try it. I'll probably make a few phone calls to my mother for help with this one. Her lasagna is SUPER yummy! 

Well, summer's just beginning, and as you can see I've got lots of new things I want to try. I'll keep you posted on how these turn out as I make them.

By the way, if you want to check out a dessert I've already made during my break, stop on by my crafting blog: Here's a little foreshadowing of what you'll find there: 

Thanks for stopping by! 

1 comment:

Alison said...

i like the way you think when it comes to food and life in general. I'm pretty sure when I got done with finals and all of my roommates were gone or busy, the first thing I did was do ALL of my laundry and clean my room. Then I baked and thought of different things I could bake.
That Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cheesecake looks heavenly! Also I've been wanting to make homemade lasagna for sometime and I love eggplant parmesan.
However, I don't know how excited I would be for summer school to start, I've hit my second round of midterms for spring and I have three tests this week and I took two test only two weeks ago.