It’s been so long since I’ve posted and so much has happened! The past 6 months have been super crazy finishing up my dissertation, graduating, and starting a new job. But being so busy was worth it! Now that I have a steady schedule (and I’m no longer in grad school woo hoo) I’m hoping to make more regular posts.
Happy Pumpkin Day! It’s been a while since my last post, I can even believe that it is Halloween already.
What’s more fitting for Halloween than pumpkin? At dinner one night this week we realized we ran out of dessert (truly a travesty in this house). Eric suggested making these pumpkin cookies, but I realized we had been eating a lot of oats lately and thought it was time to switch it up. So these pumpkin scones were born, and really hit the spot for me. I still plan on making those cookies soon, though. They look delicious. Continue reading
We had an awesome weekend! It was relaxing, fairly stress free and much needed after a crazy week. We dubbed it the all American weekend because we constantly found ourselves doing stereotypical “American” things…whatever that means.
Friday night we were both too tired to cook so we grabbed chipotle and headed home to eat. We ate on the couch while Eric drank canned beer and we watched “Cops” on TV. If that doesn’t scream America I don’t know what does haha. I had never really seen Cops but man…it was kind of funny at times. Continue reading
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Today is Eric’s birthday and I figure it wouldn’t be complete with out some kind of cake. I made funfetti cupcakes a while back and loved the ‘birthday feel’ so I thought I’d change it up a little and make fruity pebble cupcakes. Not only do these cupcakes have fruity pebbles in them, but the milk used to make them was soaked with the cereal to extract that yummy flavor. The cakes actually taste like fruity pebbles! Maybe next I will try a cinnamon toast crunch cupcake…
For dinner tonight we are trying out an Ethiopian restaurant we have been wanting to try for a while, Meals by Genet, on the Jonathan Gold’s 101 best list. We have decided that before we move from Los Angeles we’d like to try as many restaurants on his list as possible. We have only been to 3 so far which leaves 98 more to go haha. So if we stay in LA for another 4 years we need to go to 25 a year…..totally doable right??
Happy Birthday Eric! You are an amazing person and have brought a lot of happiness into my life when I needed it most. Love you to the moon and back.
On Friday I found out that my little brother (the one still in high school) was bullied by his ‘friends.’ Ugh this really irks me. High school can be hard sometimes, I wish I could take away some of the bad emotions he is experiencing right now. I wish I could tell him that when he graduates he won’t have to deal with it anymore. Sadly that isn’t true. When I was in high school I thought once I graduated I wouldn’t have to deal with bullies or see others be bullied again. But in reality, bullying occurs in all walks of life.
On a happier note, Eric and I had an awesome night last night! We decided to go get Ramen at a little restaurant we frequent. I love going there, the owners are so friendly and know our order by memory and their sushi is really good too. After we ate we went to see a movie at the theater. It reminded me of being home and it was nice to get out and do something different for a change. Continue reading