A snowy dorm breakfast!
Welll.. where did we last leave off? I was getting excited about my first dorm room breakfast of oatmeal and french press no doubt… And let me tell you- I FORGOT how good oatmeal in the microwave was! Here is how it goes down: I buy a big container of quick cooking oats and microwave 1/2 cup with 1 cup water and whatever flavorings I like- I throw in (cinnamon, vanilla extract, sometimes stevia, sometimes banana, etc.) and 3 minutes later.. wah-la! The creamiest bowl of oats ever!
Reese’s Oats in the style of K– with a spoonful of Arrowhead Mills peanut butter and carob chips. Wednesday breakfast success.
With still relatively nice weather on Day 2 of Orientation I donned a nice pair of lace up pointy toed shoes, grey pants and a dark green turtle neck sweater.
—————-Apparently lunch and dinner were not very memorable- because I cannot locate evidence of these meals ever occurring. Failure.————
Breakfast Thursday though was absolutely fabulous. Before my first day of classes I fixed chocolate protein oats in the microwave: In the bowl went- 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 packet of Spirutein Chocolate Whey Protein, 2 T cocoa powder- with a spoonful of Dark Chocolate Dreams. So delicious! This bowl was inspired by none other than Miss Mitri over at All in the Oats.
While eating this gorgeous bowl of oats- I opened my blinds and Oh my goodness! SNOW!!!
Yeeaah. I get it people. Not a big deal whatsoever. It snows everywhere, all the time. My “business casual” outfit it totally NOT a big deal at all. I get it. But this is all new to me, so forgive me for my unnecessary excitement and overwhelming amount of pictures due to said, excitement.
Copied yesterday’s outfit except opted for a black v-neck sweater with a red scarf which *hopefully* added a little bit of variety. 😉
Notice Mr. Backpack walking to class… pretty sure I have all my classes with this dude- and it seems like I’m following him everywhere, we’re even in a class project together by coincidence for my class of Gastronomy, and he just happened to sneak his way into my snow picture. I promise though- I am NOT stalking him! Aghcck.
Gotta love the snow function on my Canon.
Lunch while it snowed Thursday: I seriously felt like I was at Hogwarts watching the pillows of white forming outside the window of the banquet dining room.
Appetizer of tomato soup- perfection on a snowy day.
Meatloaf! Creamed corn, green beans and mashed potatoes.
Dinner Thursday: From “Kitchen of the Mediterraneans”- “Trout Almondine” with squash and green beans and untouched buttered parsley potatoes. <<<I know from certain *restaurant kitchen experience*- A LOT of butter goes into those babies!
The veggies were delicious though!
To my surprise, I snoozed my way through my alarm one too many times, so instead of a leisurely oatmeal/french press breakfast I had to adapt to a banana hammock– made with almond butter and carob chips, chocolate brownie z-bar, and Via coffee breakfast. C’est la vie. Kudos to Katie though for making such a quick, easy, go-to snack/meal SO TASTY!
Fancy fish sticks with a remoulade sauce and coleslaw for appetizer.
Lunch entree was one of my favorites so far: Roasted pork loin with a green chili/tomatillo? sauce, potato cake and chorizo stuffing. Underneath the pork lay some fancy-shmancy squash that could not be identified by any of the culinarians sitting at my table.
After lunch by Friday it was quite sunny outside! But daaamn cold. We’re talking 6-10 degrees. Ladies and gentlemen- I have never even felt this kind of weather. I now understand why Rose (while laying in the middle of the ocean while Titanic was sinking) could not physically yell for help. It’s so hard to even breathe/talk!
Some kind of andouille shrimp stew. I ate the shrimp and had a bite of the cornbread. Yum yum yum- the foodie in me was getting very excited about this cornbread. Not gonna lie.
Other than that.. I’ve been eating my fair share of chocolate and carob in my room. I also drink some Heabified/Averiefied Hot Chocolate- Every. Single. Night. What else is there to do?? It is so darn cold outside, that this drink is perfection.
So tell me, what’s your favorite dorm room/small apartment/microwave breakfast-lunch-dinner? Today was a Saturday- which meant nothing was open on campus and I had to improvise. It went okay. I have plenty of food, so never fear- I’m at culinary school…there is no way I’m going to starve! I have also been surprising myself at how quiet I can be with washing dishes, making oatmeal, microwaving my water, etc. in the early mornings. I have two roommates mind you- and all three of us have a different schedule at this point! All sleeping at different times and whatnot.
This morning I did a yoga podcast in the fitness classroom studio- no one was in there, and it ended up being one of the best yoga classes I’ve ever done. Not being at home doing yoga is so much less stressful! Doing yoga in my bedroom at home can be very distracting at times, and here the hour just whizzes by. Thankfully.
I think I’m going to start replying to comments in the comment section- y’all are so encouraging and sweet and you have no idea how much your comments mean to me- so feel free to check back, get reply notifications, but no worries if you never see my reply.
Also: A lot of you have asked about my roommate(s). I have two- and I definitely lucked out. Both are seemingly normal, my age, and I share similarities and differences with both of them. I don’t see us being best friends which is probably realistic, but they are super easy to talk to and be around. They both don’t mind about my early morning coffee making habits either- which is always a plus in my book!
Also a little hello to any lurkers from my culinary class!
Have a fabulous Sunday friends! I hope your week was grand.
Chrysta is hosting a chocolate giveaway!
Kristen is giving away a bread machine!