As I mentioned, I’m on Spring Break this week. Yes, I have a ton of stuff to get done for school, but I’ve had a few days of wonderful enjoyment of doing the things that I’ve missed: cooking, eating home-cooked meals (prepared by my mom, so they’re practically gourmet), seeing my family, and watching television. Yesterday, I watched over eight hours of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Atlanta that I had to catch up on, and ate half a dozen bagels. I kid you not. It was GLORIOUS.
This past Friday I took a “flexitarian” cooking class meant to showcase recipes that work for vegetarians (like me), or carnivores (like absolutely everyone else in my life). It was fun and informative. I met an attorney who is planning on quitting her corporate job after a year and a half to pursue her love of cooking. That strengthened my conviction in law school. I worked pretty hard on a creamy root vegetable soup, peeling and chopping three pounds of vegetables for it (root vegetables are tough to chop, people).
Unfortunately, I did not get to enjoy the creamy root vegetable soup. At the very last minute, Chef (that’s what he’s called – not the chef, just Chef) decided it needed a bit more liquid, so he grabbed a pan of duck renderings and poured it into the soup. And so it flexed on into carnivore territory. It was a little annoying. I griped to my attorney friend. Nonetheless, there was a ton more food to eat. So much, in fact, that I waddled around for the rest of the night with a food baby. It was fun.
Mmmm food. Cooking. Food babies. Bagels. TV. How I’ve missed all the things that tickle my fancy…