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Location: Ak-rowdy

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

my most favorite recipe

so the fruit crisp recipe i posted has made another appearance at my house... i made it again cuz it's just that delicious and easy. i was watching house and i was bored just sitting and watching, so i was like "ah-ha, i have fruit and the other ingredients... i will make my fantastic fruit crisp" and so there's 21 more minutes left until i can take it out of the oven (and then i get to go to bed)

today's been productive otherwise. gym, study, lab, school stuff, buying necessary things (including a 6 pack of multi colored peppers... duh) and now fruit crisp. that's all though.


Friday, September 08, 2006

i can't believe i forgot the marching band

my school is INSANE. did you know that? those of you reading this probably do know that my school is insane. so we are made up of classes of about 120 per class... it's not big. we don't have sports. we only have 1 bookstore and the cafeteria is closed far more often than it is actually open. everything at my school is in an acronym. we don't have sports. yes, i know i said that already, but we don't have sports. but someone got the brainy idea to make-up a football team. being a big-10 college grad, you just don't do things like make-up football teams. but they did at my med school. and they gave us shirts and they faked captains and players and plays and everything. and today they had a "pep ralley" and we were told to wear our shirts. so we all parade into the cafeteria at lunch time (eating at lunch is a normal thing) and the school dean get's on the mic and says that there's a surprise... wtf. in MARCHES the marching band from the local high school. i've never been in a cafeteria with a marching band. i gotta admit, i kind of liked it. i still like real football better, but this was just damn amusing. i'll try and score some pictures of that too... just so you can see i'm not making it all up.

mother effing friday

it's totally friday and i'm happy. we got done with class an hour early and i got to get in and out of lab (yay... our culture is growing 2 organisms and due to streaking skills we've got sweet isolation) it was a BEE-UUUU-TEEEE-FUL day here so i got home as fast as i could and went out for a 14.3 mile bike ride through the random country-side area here. i saw some cows and some people and some farms and i ended up near a fairground and although i made it back, i have no idea where i was. i thought my computer on my bike was freaking out cuz it stopped taking readings, but i got it figured out (that's why i'm in med school... i can figure shit out) so i got home and cleaned up and all that jazz, then i went to run some errands (yeah, i know, you totally want to hear my life story) i got a pretty tea-pot though, it's red and i got all the stuff to make my asian pasta thing, although, giant weasel didn't have hot pepper oil... the bastards. i made it, and it's decent. it needs something, maybe ginger, but i didn't buy that either. i bought some fruit to make another fruit crisp, but i don't think i blogged about the first one... so here goes:

i had a boatload of apricots that my grandmother gave me but i don't like apricots... they're ucky all plain. so i was going to make an apricot buckle like my amazing blueberry buckle, but i had no milk. so my mom gave me the most fantastic and easy reciipe. you should all try it:

~4-6 cups of your fruit (like i said, i used apricots and i added some raisens and 2 pluots... plum apricot combo fruit wierdnesses)
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1T lemon juice
-3/4 c instant oats
-3/4 c flour
-3/4 c brown sugar
-1/2 cup butter (i used a little oil cuz it was in reach, although i think this might be good with half butter half applesaucs)
-1/2 c chopped nuts

cut the fruit in slices (or whatever you want to cut them into... i don't care)
mix the dry ingrediants and then add the butter and lemon juice and mix until you get a nice crumbly mixture... put the fruit into the bottom of a lightly sprayed 12x8 pan. sprinkle the crumbly mixture over top.

bake at 375 for about 35 minutes (preheat your oven of course)

so yeah, this is really amazing with apricots although i talked with my mom and she did it with peaches and nectarines and said it was A-mazing! it's going to be a winter staple i think, but with apples and or pears. i'll post pictures tomorrow.

and it's really good on vanilla ice cream.

and by the way, you can not get vibrio vulnificus from hunting rabbits as i declared you could in front of my medical class today... it made sense to me. bass island... whatevers.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

it's good to be home

hi. how y'all doing? i'm good, sick of driving cuz i did a lot of it this weekend... (take a look at the picture, that's how i feel about driving right now) but it was all worth it... just don't ask me to drive 1000 miles in one weekend again. i didn't study at all this weekend which was cool at the time, but is kicking my ass right now. you try and memorize all the info in the "bug parade" whatevs. anyways, i haven't done much cooking recently, but my grandmother gave me a magazine and it had some awesome recipes. my next cooking adventure is going to be from vegetarian times and it's an asian inspired dish with edamame, carrots, scallions, spinnach, sesame seeds, sesame oil, noodles and other delicious ingrediants. it was the cover recipe from a few months ago, i'm sure mine won't look quite as gorgeous as the magazine, but it's going to be fantastic anyways. i'll post pictures.

gotta go study more... peace.