misshepeshu: (Bork bork bork)
I am determined that this semester, even if I have to spend entire days holed up in my bedroom or firmly rooted to the couch so I can finish my readings on time, I WILL cook during the weekends so I have enough food to see me through the week.

So, coming up this week:

A monstrous batch of "This is blasphemy! This is madness! THIS IS LASAGNA." No, seriously, if you've ever seen or had my spaghetti sauce, my lasagna is like that, only EVEN MORE SO, and with the addition of over two pounds of cheese.
A less monstrous batch of pesto.
Muffins. Not entirely sure what sorts, yet, but I have sour cream, butter, brown sugar and pecans, all of which will be drafted into nefarious muffin-making purposes.
Chicken legs marinated in black soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and shallots, to be eaten with jasmine rice and stir-fried baby bok choy.
Mini flatbread pizzas (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] skeets, for reminding me of these!).
Enough fixings for egg, cheese and avocado sandwiches for the next two weeks (I bought a package of Trader Joe's braided mozzarella marinated in olive oil, garlic and chili flakes, and it is seriously one of the tastiest things ever).

I also have a buncha frozen meat for the coming weeks--note to self: figure out how to make my very first pot roast.

Those of you inclined to come and hang out with me and/or my cute redheaded roommate and/or the cats while I enfooden are highly encouraged to do so.
misshepeshu: (Behold the Kitty!)
1. I've been exhausted lately. Even more than usual, I mean. How exhausted am I? I'm seriously contemplating skipping bellydancing class tonight in favor of sleep, sweet, sweet delicious sleeeeeeeep.

2. My cooking resolution has held up quite well, and I've made several delicious meals. Of particular note was the pork shoulder roast braised in brown ale, apple cider vinegar, carrots and onions that I made last Friday for Schwern, Tristan and Zeo, and the chicken and biscuits with mushrooms in a port and garlic sauce that I made with Tristan last Monday. Also, I've discovered the wonder that is curry lentil tempeh in mussamun curry. I made it last night for Jeff and Beth, and whoa damn, it was tasty. Definitely something to repeat in the future, though next time I'll won't leave the tempeh and peppers in the curry for so long and halve the coconut milk.

3. So much excellent new-to-me music to listen to! Of recent note are The Black Keys, Islands and Andrew Bird. I'll try writing more about them later. I'll just say that my ears are very, very happy nowadays.

4. I'm seriously contemplating going on a massive cross-country drive in late July/early August. I have a new(ish) car that's still under warranty, I have a little bit of disposable income (though once I get into law school that's going to change, har), and I have friends in Texas, Florida, Pittsburgh, Chicago, New York City and New Jersey whom I want to visit. And that's not counting a trip to Alaska that may or may not happen (I hope it does I hope it does oh MAN that'd be so cool). I've been hit with the travellin' bug, and I've been hit HARD.

It's doable. I'm planning to quit my job the last week of July, so I'll have much of August off to be restless and feckless and fuck around the country like I've been wanting to do for years.

Three weeks for a drive across America in August/July. What do you guys think? Am I crazy?

I'm also contemplating who I can cajole/bully/convince into coming with me for part or all of the trip.

Hmmmm.

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