The bad news is that I've barely caught up with readings for one class. The good news? Well, it's two-fold. First and foremost is the fact that I was able to muster up to motivation, or rather obligation, to begin said assignments. And once I began I was actually motivated to plow through it. And the surprising second? Well. For the first time during my experience at TC they a) assigned a textbook not written by faculty and b) picked an interesting one! The extent of my shock and wonder only grew as I instantly realized I was actually enjoying studying! After all, multicultural counseling has quite literally been beaten to death in the program (and I won't explicitly say why...) And this was an issue that I was originally fascinated with- the reason I had even applied to TC! But this text was different: it was real. I felt as if the authors were really speaking about the issues as opposed to being worried about credibility and "publish or perish".
Anyway. At some point in the evening I had to eat and with an empty fridge I didn't have much to work with. I managed to whip up "Chicken Fried Rice" and some "Panettone Bread Pudding". I discovered the simplicity of making Chinese-style fried rice the other week when I realized all it really required was frying an egg into the rice. Ingenious... The bread pudding was something I had come across when planning our Christmas dinner. Since it was such a delicious hit the first time, I gave it a go before the bread went bad.
|Panettone Bread Pudding|
- 1 loaf panettone, available in Italian specialty stores, cut in half (enough for about 5 cups, diced)
- 3 whole eggs
- 3 egg yolks
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1/4 cup rum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- Vegetable cooking spray
1) Mix ingredients 2) Place in muffin tins/ baking pan 3) Make water-bath with a cookie sheet and place tin/pan on top 4) Bake at 475 for 12-17 minutes.