52 Weeks – Week 8

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Vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips might be one of my favorite desserts.

Week 8

I made red velvet whoopie pies for the bake sale at our bout over the weekend that got cancelled. This may be one of the few things I’ve baked that Andrew didn’t like. He hates cream cheese icing and these were filled with a cream cheese marshmallow filling.

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We had team time in preparation for the bout and Bruisie’s cat makes the most sad/mad faces.

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Since our bout was cancelled and we were pretty much snowed in, I took it as an opportunity to do some cooking. First I made sweet and sour meatballs.

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Later that night I made Korean fried chicken, similar to BonChon. It was gooood.

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It was Elise’s birthday last week so I made her a leather laptop case. It was all handmade. Hand sewing leather is actually pretty relaxing.

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Here’s the inside of the case.

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On Monday I flew out to Berkeley for work. My flight got delayed twice and rescheduled twice which led to me sitting in the airport for a really long time. I read an entire book on my way to Berkeley.

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It always amuses me when my rental car is the same as my actual car. This is the second time I’ve gotten a Subaru Outback for a rental. It’s great because it’s familiar, but it also makes me jealous because it’s always a nicer model than the one I own.

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Our meeting was held on campus and the view getting to the building wasn’t half bad.

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One night we went out to eat to this Mediterranean restaurant. We were the only customers in the whole place for dinner so they pulled out all the stops. We didn’t even order. The owner just brought us plates and plates of food. She made good choices.

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I stopped at CREAM and got ice cream sandwiches. Opening a place like this is one of those far-off dreams of mine.

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Homemade cookies and homemade ice cream custom combos. This one was double chocolate cookies with strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

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While I was out there I got to see Alex, Courtney, Buster, and Sadie. It was so much fun!

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Kris tried beets for the first time. She liked them!

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Seriously, the views. Spectacular.

Berkeley Sunset

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52 Weeks – Week 7

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Someone at work was giving away fancy chocolates. This one was called “Elise”!

Week 7

I made a little card holder. I used the wrong pricking irons to make the holes, so my stitching is a bit messy. Decent first try I guess.

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We had a very low key Valentine’s Day this year because Andrew had class. It was freezing cold so I ate a giant bowl of soup.

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I’m going to try to make a bag next. There are a lot pieces that go into making a bag.

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We had chicken pot pie for dinner. I’ll admit it was a frozen one, but from this very random video review, it got picked as the best. The James Foods brand was the only option at the store, but it was very good.

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Sometimes Andrew likes to have dinner with his rice.

Week 7

I stained the base of my table. Since it’s like 10 degrees outside, I had to do it in the middle of the livingroom. Can you figure out how many things I made in this picture?

Week 7

Ooo…my bad, it warmed up to 11 degrees.

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Sunday Night Dinner – Blue Pot Chicken

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Blue Pot Chicken

I finally had the famous Blue Pot Chicken!

Andrew and I went down to his parent’s house for Sunday Night Dinner this week (Jen and Evan apparently had better things to do than hang with us) and it was a delightful evening. Also, it forced me to change out of my pajama and leave the house after secluding myself for over 24 hours.

We braved the frigid weather, (honestly 6 degrees is a little too chilly for me), and walked into the house to the smells of something warm and toasty. Nancy had made this toasted almond and brie concoction, which served with slices of bread was really good. Creamy brie and crunchy almonds and bread? Yes please.

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Blue Pot Chicken is…made in a blue pot. Knowing the color of the vessel that it was cooked in did little to indicate the actual flavor (unless something went seriously awry with the pot), but I’m under the impression there are variations on the dish, but it always contains chicken and it’s always made in a blue pot.

This version had peppers, artichokes, maybe some onions, and was cooked in a tomato sauce. It was served over seasoned brown rice and was delicious, especially on a cold day. Also. Also. For perhaps the first time in the history of me eating, I finished my meal first! Usually I linger and meander through my meal. I stop and talk, take breaks, and am just an outrageously slow eater. But, between the five of us, I won the non-existent meal eating race by a landslide. Part because it was exactly the meal I wanted that night and in part because it was really good. 

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