Friday, April 5, 2013
Happy Friday! I probably will continue to be spotty with posting until July. I'm swamped with wedding planning and the end of the semester teaching business. Planning has been enjoyable lately, I just mainly had to get over the hump first. I can't believe how much time the planning process takes; all I'm doing lately is teaching and wedding stuff.
Our weekend should be really fun - Paramount date with Amy and Gary to see Leo Kottke and then celebrating EJ's birthday, Eric's first Italian lesson (honeymoon = ITALY!!), and more wedding planning. And probably grading. But that's not fun, so I shouldn't be mentioning the grading.. Happy weekend!
Posted by Monica at 7:00 AM
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Paula Deen's recipe. I let them do their second rise overnight in the fridge (and set them out a couple hours before baking that morning). They are delcious, but already at the second day they aren't nearly as good. Make them the day of and try to get all of them eaten (not by yourself hopefully)!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Ok back to grading, exam writing, and planning! Happy almost weekend!
Posted by Monica at 10:40 AM
Friday, February 1, 2013
Eric's been swamped with opening up his own screen printing shop. I'm staying really busy with teaching, but having a much less stressful semester than in the fall. I keep daydreaming about the summer. I could use the money from teaching a summer course, but I'm going to relax (first get married, then relax!!).
Here's to a productive weekend and lots of sunshine. <3
Posted by Monica at 2:00 PM
Monday, January 21, 2013
Hi. I'm back.
The spring semester has started and I think it's going to be much smoother than the last. We just finished our first full week back of classes. This weekend I managed to come down with the flu on Friday night and I'm just now getting over it. I don't remember being sick for over 48 hours in a long time. I felt defeated yesterday, but my appetite was returning..I convinced Eric that a milkshake and french fries from our local fast food place would cheer my spirits. He didn't think it would be good for me, but still went and got them for me. :D
Last night I was feeling stir crazy and decided to bake. I went for a healthy-ish muffin. It's sweetened with honey only and has a lot of bulk from shredded carrots, apples and unsweetened coconut. I think they're great.
The original recipe came from here. Makes 12 regular sized muffins or 30 minis.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 carrots, peeled & grated, about 1 cup
1 apple, peeled and grated, about 1/2 cup
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil (I used grapeseed)
1/2 cup honey
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to combine.
5. Place 1 tbsp of batter into greased mini muffin tins.
6. Bake for 15 minutes for minis, or 25 for regular sized.
Posted by Monica at 5:10 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
Happy Friday! Today is my LAST DAY OF TEACHING for the semester!!!!! Weeee! I can't wait to get some sleep. Next week I give finals and then I have a nice break.
I'm taking advantage of a weekend with some free time for once. And oddly enough I requested to go to a metal show (me???), so tonight we're going to see the band Trash Talk. Tomorrow is the university's holiday party. The rest of the weekend I am sleeeeeeeeping. Can't wait.
P.S. My cousin texted this to me today: (her new pet)
Posted by Monica at 10:27 AM