Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Strawberry Crepes in the Morning :)

This morning I decided to try this recipe off of Pinterest for strawberry and chocolate crepes.  They are chocolate crepes with cream cheese filling and fresh sliced strawberries.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

On Entering Society as a Real Human... More or Less

 I wrote this yesterday, more for myself than anything, and it really does kind of sum up everything I've been feeling since I graduated.  I feel like I'm in this place where some pressure that hasn't revealed itself to me is somehow guiding me to feel like I need to know what's going to happen with my life RIGHT NOW.  Like I need to

Turning Twenty-Three

So turning 23 really doesn't feel any different than turning 22, except I have now gotten to the age where I kind of dread birthdays.  I think I was kind of excited about getting older up until a certain point, and now I'm just feel like I'm losing time or something.  Which is ridiculous.  Because in most people's eyes I'm probably still a child.  I digress.  It was a good birthday, regardless of age, and it was a great opportunity to make some delicious food and have some family over to eat it.  My mother has always been a pro at creating beautiful dinners, so I think I get my interest in creating ridiculous food from her.  When I told her I wanted to make a cake, she was like, "Don't you just want to relax and let somebody else take care of it?  I mean, it's your birthday...", and my response was something like this: "Heck no, I'm making a cheesecake!".   Relaxing on my b-day just ain't my style, I guess.

Having never made a cheesecake before, I started making this cheesecake and finally had it in the oven by midnight the night before.  Unbeknownst to me (probably because I don't actually read recipes before I start them, and prefer to plunge in blindly head-first) there was a 3 hour cooking and cooling process ahead of me.  I really should learn from these kind of incidents, but alas I must find some sort of weird thrill out of doing this stuff.  And anyways, it was kind of worth it to make a cheesecake!  Here's some pics of the finished product:

It was a White Chocolate Cheesecake from the Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking Cookbook, which I love.  I have about four cookbooks from that series and they are all full of mouth-watering recipes.

My mom also made a really good appetizer to dip crackers in:

It was so delicious! Just goat cheese and thyme and olive oil, heated up in the oven so its all warm and delicious!

So that's about all I have on my birthday and delicious food for today, au revoir!

- L