Spaghetti and Meatballs and Broccoli

My fanciest dorm cookin’ food yet! (Sorry for the blurry picture)

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Meatballs
  • Frozen Broccoli
  • This spaghetti or angel hair
  • A jar of red sauce of your choosing
  • Some butter
  • Salt and Pepper

What to do:

  1. Break up desired amount of pasta so it fits in a microwave safe dish. Add water to cover the pasta (plus some more) and salt to taste.
  2. Heat in the microwave (uncovered) for 2 to 3 minute intervals until done. At each interval, stir with fork to test for level of cooked-ness.
  3. In a separate bowl, place meatballs and frozen broccoli. Add sauce on top.
  4. Cover and heat. You’re guess for time is just as good as mine.
  5. Drain pasta somehow
  6. Put pasta back in bowl and add meatball bowl and butter.
  7. EAT!!!!

Like always, I don’t have exact measurement. Just eyeball it.

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The Benefits of Public Transportation

It is halfway through the first semester. Homework is piling up at an alarming speed. There are essays to write, tests to take, and deadlines to meet. Any moment spent not doing homework is spent avoiding it.The air is cold and smells like fall. Trees are painted red, orange, and yellow. Leaves tumble off the branches, drifting to the ground. (This leaf detachment happens through the process of abscission). It’s getting dark earlier and no conversation is complete without someone saying they are tired.

And here is what I’ve been up to:

First off, here is my last studio project for digital sequence. Tomorrow, my section will be doing “analog drawing” which is the non-computer part of studio, and I have little to no idea what that entails. Anyway, for our project, we had to color in a black and white site plan. I DID NOT DRAW THIS. I just colored it in. (I did not draw this).

Sketches

The other day, I was doing laundry. I put my clothes in the dryer. When they were done, I opened up the door to find this:

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It made me┬ávery┬áhappy.┬áI think it’s fascinating that the money didn’t get mixed in with the rest of the clothes. It was just lucky someone didn’t get impatient and take my clothes out of the dryer to put in their own, because I would’ve lost a small fortune.

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All the groceries I could fit in my backpack.

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a fear of public transportation. I’m always worried that I’ll get off at the wrong place or take the wrong bus or something. I just don’t trust my directional judgement (which I can admit I do not have much of). But, last night, I did the unthinkable: I TOOK THE BUS! I figured that as an actual adult-like person, I will need to figure out public transportation so I can go places on a very limited budget. I had also gone to McLanahan’s and bought a large amount of groceries, including a 5 pound bag of flour and a dozen eggs which I really didn’t want to lug up hill. (Side note: I was also considering buying a bag of those tiny clementines but decided against it which was probably good judgement).┬áI had put all the groceries in my backpack which made it bulge out really far, and probably looked really suspicious. I also felt like I was going to fall over backwards.

After I went to the store, I decided to get some dinner. For obvious reasons, I didn’t want to walk very far so I went to Panera. Do you see the IMG_5243picture of my food there? That is a Panera dinner┬áwithout a baguette! when did the start giving customers soft dinner rolls like it’s some kind of upgrade!? Soft dinner roles are available in every diner in America. If you’re going to Panera, you’re there for the bread.

Outside, it was cold, wet, and windy. In conditions like this, any person with a substantial amount of weight on their shoulders would have no desire to trek all the way back to North Halls. So I waited for the bus, and I got on the right bus, and I got off at the right stop. I was very proud of my accomplishment, and happy that I had less far to walk.

Here is proof that I took the bus:

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I did not want people to question my intentions in taking a picture of the bus with people in it, so I took it of the doors. Anyhow, I now realize the benefits of public transportation.

I guess I should explain the flour and eggs. Well, I decided to make a cookie in a mug. I looked up a recipe online, but I must have done something wrong because it did not turn out like the picture. (I realize here that I should’ve┬átaken a picture of it as that last sentence made a perfect lead-in for a picture. However, I was so disappointed in the outcome that I did not take one).

This morning, I made myself breakfast:

IMG_5256 (In the microwave, I might add) My dorm room now smells like bacon.

Pasta With Garlic and Bacon

Bacon? Yes! Bacon! I cooked bacon in a microwaveable bowl and it was amazing!

Ingredients:

-Anglehair pasta

-2 pieces of bacon

-minced garlic

-salt and pepper

-Parmesan Cheese

What to do:IMG_5240

-Break up angel hair pasta in a bowl and add water to cover the pasta

-Add salt to water

-Put in microwave for 5-6 minutes, watch vigilantly, making sure it doesn’t overflow

-In another bowl, put 2 strips of bacon, cut up in pieces

-Heat in microwave for 2 minutes

-Take out of microwave and wipe out grease. Add garlic, then put back in for 30 sec

-Add garlic and bacon the the pasta and mix together

-Add pepper

-Top with lots of cheese ­čÖé

 

Dorm Cookin’-Beanthread Noodles with Tofu

I forgot to post this the night I made it, but here is the recipe. It’s another installment of Dorm Cookin’! Do not look too closely at the picture, due to it’s shoddy quality.

Ingredients:

  • Bean thread noodles
  • Firm tofu
  • Soy sauce
  • Minced garlic
  • Chicken bullion

What To Do:

  • Put dry bean thread noodles in a bowl, add to cover, and heat in microwave until noodles are cooked. Drain water.
  • Let noodles cool.
  • Add in to the noodle bowl:
    • Tofu (cubed)
    • Soy sauce
    • Chicken bullion
    • Mixed garlic
  • Mix all ingredients into the noodles and heat in the microwave for 1-1.5 minutes

Eat!

*There are no exact measurements, just eyeball everything*

I Have More Things to Say, but I’ll Tell You Later Because I’m Tired

So, I made myself dinner tonight.

I think it’s pretty classy for microwave cooking!

Anyway, here is the recipe, because why not?

Ingredients:

Angle hair pasta

Olive oil

Garlic Salt

Ham

Peas

What to do:

1. Break the angel hair pasta into quarters and put in a glass measuring cup (2 cups).

2. Fill water to until pasta is mostly covered. Add salt and a tiny bit of olive oil.

3. Heat in microwave for five minutes, let stand, then heat for another 2 minutes (watch that it doesn’t flow over)

4. Stir pasta, test to make sure it’s cooked through.

5. In another bowl, mix together ham (cut up), peas, garlic slat, and some olive oil. Heat for 30-45 seconds

6. Mix with pasta and add cheese to tastes ­čÖé

Enjoy!

Good Night!