Anywho, I actually wasn't going to blog today. I have to leave for dance in 15 minutes, and I haven't showered yet. But, I need to do it for the sake of consistency. I haven't been cooking or baking much this week for a multitude of reasons, first of all it is November and I cannot believe how fast this year is going by, in class yesterday on of my professors said including this week we have 5 weeks of the semester left and that gave me an ulcer, I got home from school last night and looked at all of my syllabi and realized the mountain of homework, tests, and final projects that await me, I had a panic attack, I left my planner at home yesterday when I was at school, I pulled my hair out, my dance season has their first week of practices this week and I wake up in the middle of the night with cold sweats from nightmares of costumes, music, choreography, hair pieces, makeup, ballet technique, and injuries, and then I get out of bed, get in the closet, curl up in the fetal position, suck my thumb, and cry out for my mommy. I am stressed, and busy, and my cell phone is on it's last legs, and it makes me want to cry.
To remedy that I had a fried egg sandwich with american cheese, and a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup (the one thing I actually cooked this week but forgot to take pictures of), while I read some of my favorite blogs. I'm going to share some things with you that I would like to add to my ever growing "to-do" list:
- Soul Sweet Taters: Courtesy of The Pioneer Woman. I plan to make these for my momma on Thanksgiving.
- Homemade Twix Bars Courtesy of Ashley of Not Without Salt (via Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere). Do I really need a reason to make these? How about because it's Wednesday?
- While I love my recipe for traditional chili the idea of a Creamy White Chicken Chili (Courtesy of EatLiveRun) sounds divine sprinkled with monterey jack (or pepper jack) cheese, and tortilla chips. I have been thinking about this recipe since week 2 of this football season. I imagine it will warm me up, and make me feel good even if my beloved Minnesota Vikings don't. :-(
- The truth of the matter is that I have had Deb's (SmittenKitchen) recipe for Apple Cider doughnuts bookmarked for a very very long time. I live in Boomer's parents house, and Laura says the only reason she has a kitchen is because it came with the house. She doesn't like to cook, and she hates the mess. Needless to say I feel like a giant butthead deep frying anything in her house. And to be completely honest even when I lived on my own I disliked deep frying. I would make an exception for these.
Go forth and cook! Make me something pretty, take a picture and report back here. I would love to see how these work out for you, since I have yet to wake up before noon to make them!
P.s.Oh, and... Are you an early bird, or night owl? I am curious to see where you all fall.
P.p.s. Does anyone else find it weird that both of those idioms are bird references?