What can I say? I haven't blogged in a week and a half, and I haven't been commenting much either. At some point recently, I realized that I am registered to take part of the CPA exam on April 10, and I have to be ready by then. And I have to keep up with my classes too. So in the next couple of weeks or so, I may not be blogging a whole lot. I'll be peeking at all your blogs, but forgive me if I don't comment very often--if I start, then I will get sucked in and then never get anything done. I'll try not to vanish completely.
So what have I been cooking these days? Mostly, we have been eating really simple, quick meals--black beans and rice, sloppy lentils, salads, steamed edamame, and such. Nothing too fancy or creative. I did make this baked potato with steamed broccoli and cheesy sauce one night, that I thought was photo-worthy.
Last Saturday, my friends James and Kristina got married. Since James's favorite dessert is apple pie, they decided to have that as the groom's "cake" at their reception, and my friend Mary and I baked the pies. We made nine pies, eight "regular" and one vegan (though the only difference was Earth Balance vs. butter in the sauce), starting at 10:30 on Saturday morning and finally finishing, with cleanup time included, at 5:00 in the afternoon. Wow! Neither of us had anticipated it taking so long! But it was such a fun project, and very rewarding to see our pies displayed beautifully at the reception. All in all, it may have been the loveliest wedding reception I have ever been to, and it wasn't extremely elaborate. Who says you have to go into debt to have a beautiful wedding?
This upcoming week is my spring break. This means that I may have a little bit more time to cook and blog and such. I have some study goals to reach for the week that I am going to do my very best to stick to, but I also have a few cooking projects I want to dive into. Happy weekend, everyone! I hope to catch up with each of you sometime soon.