Transcription of the 7 year-old Facebook post attached to my previous toot:
Bought myself a funky old mirror from the thrift store for my own Valentine's present. I told Kevin he can hang it for me instead of buying me chocolate (it's *heavy*!). But the best Valentine of all is that he didn't snicker at my funky old mirror or criticize or complain that we shouldn't be buying funky old mirrors right now, even at the Goodwill :)
calories/sweets ack Show more
I added up the approximate number of calories in all the sweets I ate (not all 100% junk, but a good 2/3). Yikes. An estimate, I know, and I ate good food for lunch and breakfast but
Goal: slowly limit the number of sugar calories to 500, then ease downward from there. Goal: <300kcal. Maybe do a 3-day no-sugar fast to reset my appetite?
Update on bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) decline in the PNW.
tl;dr : human development and warmer, drier summers. Shocking correlation. 🙄
butterscotch sauce (2/2) Show more
Serve over eggnog bread pudding (above) or whatever:
1/2 shot brandy (more is great, this is for kids)
Long match/lighter (I used match with tongs)
4 tbsp butter
1/4 C sugar
Whisk until sugar is melted. Watch while it simmers a bit. REMOVE FROM HEAT!!!!!!
Add brandy, KEEP PAN AWAY FROM YOU, light with match, swirl pan as alcohol burns off.
Return to heat after flames have died. Add cream, whisk or swirl. Pour warm over pudding.
eggnog bread pudding (1/2) Show more
Oh my god it was so good.
8-9 cups of bread cubes (I used challah)
6 tbsp butter
6 cups store-bought egg nog
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg (fresh grated, if possible)
1/2 tsp salt
2 cinnamon sticks (optional)
Mix liquids and spices, warm over low heat until butter is melted. Let sit. Soak bread cubes in mixture (strain out cinnamon). Let soak if bread cubes are dryish. Butter baking dish, pour mixture into pan, bake 350°F, 40 min. Top w/ butterscotch sauce.
I played hooky today. I have an 8:00am class, and I have to leave by 7am to get there barely on time, which means I need to get up no later than 6am.
Today... just... no.
I missed a quiz I can't make up. I ditched my tutoring obligations. I ditched the executive meeting for our natural resources club.
I needed this day, though, and I needed it today. I took my ❤️ on a beautiful, sunny, snowy drive on winding roads through the area. Eggnog bread pudding is in the oven.
I like rain.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more