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30 Day Meme
Day 21 → A recipe

This a recipe for majdra, a lentil and onion dish that I make a lot. It's delicious and easy and pretty cheap.

1 c. uncooked lentils
4 c. water
1 lg. onion, chopped
1/2 c. olive oil
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. cumin
Salt to taste
1/2 uncooked rice

Rinse lentils and put them in a saucepan with the water. Boil for 20 minutes on medium heat. Saute chopped onions in oil. Add onions and oil reside to the lentils along with the rice and seasonings. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. May be eaten hot or cold.


I had two of my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday. It went fine - the most unpleasant part was that my dentist is someone who likes to fill time with small talk, even as the novacaine was taking effect and I couldn't feel my face, let alone speak coherently. And it's weird that even with all the advancements in medicine and dentistry, tooth extraction is still pretty much "grab onto it and pull really hard." Afterwards I wanted to get some stuff at Whole Foods and my mom, who was taking me home, said it was fine, though I had a Hyperbole and a Half moment trying to ask her about it with a numb face and cotton in my mouth. I have some prescription pain pills now, which make me kinda loopy.

And I'm trying to color my hair red. Well, red-ish, since I know it won't actually be red without bleaching it. I've got the henna in, which is difficult and messy to do on your own, and now I'm just waiting until I can wash it out.
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Yesterday's cure for boredom was to cook, specifically things I'd never tried making before. And I took pictures because...idk, everyone needs to see the shit I make, or something.

Another food post. )
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It was the day of strange weather today. First the high humidity and 95 degree morning, then thunderstorm, then hail for an intense five minutes. I didn't get any pictures because it all melted within a few minutes, but the biggest chunks of hail were about 2 inches across. No damage, except to the plants out front. The big potted lily snapped right in half :( I feel for the people who were driving when the storm hit; you couldn't see a thing and the hail was coming down hard.

I got to upload some pictures, so look what Julia made me! )
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I did a lot of cooking this weekend, and since I remembered to document it with pictures this time I though I'd share some recipes.


First up was No-Knead Bread

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More about it under here. )

Then something cold, since it's humid as hell here: Cantaloupe Sorbet with Honey and Cilantro

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Recipe )

Om nom nom

Feb. 11th, 2010 03:09 pm
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Snowed in all day yesterday and today, so instead of being useful I decided to make cupcakes. I had a ton of leftover icing from making my mom's birthday cake last week and got a little carried away with the decorating.

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Lisa recognized the Watchmen smiley, but no one got the 35 minutes ago one, and gave me funny looks when I tried to explain it.  AND I STILL HAVE SO MUCH FUCKING ICING so I'll likely end up making more just to use it up.
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Merry Christmas, everyone! From me and the gummy bear family in their delicious new house.
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Hallelujah, I have a class schedule.

I went back to Temple yesterday for orientation and registration. I got lost again trying to find the right building but happily made it in time and was relieved to see that my name was on the list. The orientation part was a presentation about using Owlnet and some stuff about credits . Then we had to register ourselves online through Owlnet, which I wasn't expecting. I was expecting a one-on-one thing but there were about 30 student and 6 or so advisers walking around to help.

Registering was really frustrating because most of the classes were full so I had to click every single class listing until I found something open. I still have a bunch of core credits to fulfill and none of those classes were open. But I managed to find courses that fit my major and I didn't have to resort to taking lame electives.

Here's what I have:
Japanese Elements I (I've given up on French and I was so glad get to get a spot in this class.)
American Literature
The Modern Novel
American Art
Gender in Antiquity (Didn't really want to take this, but there wasn't much else.)

It's a huge weight off my mind that I'm finally set for school. Housing's not so good- the two people I've email haven't responded and it's disheartening. There's still plenty of other people to email though. I'm prepared to commute from my mom's house until I can find a place.


And now for something completely different-pictures from Lisa's birthday. I made her a cake and she chose a cute Hello Kitty candle. I didn't tell her what kind of cake it would be so it would a surprise.

Hello, cakey. )

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