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Dinner, unexpected.

So, I’m of a slightly culinary persuasion … which means I say, okay, what do I have on hand, and what can I make that will be nutritious with the fewest additional ingredients?

This led to a whipped egg, avocado, and bacon fritatta-thing. It is amazing — especially because it was made in the bloody microwave.

So … here’s what I did:

3 eggs
1/2 avocado, in chunks
3 slices bacon (pre-cooked)

1. Crack eggs into microwave bowl, stir and whip with spoon until air has been combined into the mixture and bubbles form.
2. Microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring and whipping between until partially solidified
3. Combine other ingredients into mixture, while stirring.
4. Microwave for another minute and a half, or until no liquid is showing (If there’s none on the surface, there won’t be any inside.
5. Add salt, pepper, other condiments/garnishes to taste, and … bon appétit!


Looking back after a semester

Well. Let’s address the concepts from the previous post, even though it’s from 4 months ago, to the day (sort of). Yeah, the Caf sucks, and wow I want to have an apartment. Cooking! How I miss cooking. As for the book, well … it was disappointing. Really disappointing. Incredibly disappointing. Good, but still a disappointment.

I have returned to knitting, and therefore I am bringing knitting needles back to Canada with me, as well as enough yarn to knit four socks. Hooray. Somehow, I have renewed my interest in knitting socks, even though they are terribly slow. Perhaps because of that?

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Getting settled

Living in Rez has some benefits, but right now I’d much rather have a full kitchen at my disposal, and not be relying on the meal plan. While a meal plan is great when the cafeteria is working, when it isn’t, there’s really not much that you can do about eating on what you’ve already paid. So, it’s over to the Provigo to get some food, and shelling out beyond that sunk cost. If I weren’t living in Rez, I could actually use the discount they offer for students (since it requires at least 50$ of purchases), but instead I guess I’ll need to just accept that any time I want to eat really late, I’ll be paying just that much more for the privilege. On the other hand, we’ve got the Underground City right here, replete with shopping opportunities, some of which are actually cheap enough for a cash-strapped college student like me!

In other curious events, I have found a new book to read for the time being — it is At Swim, Two Boys, by Jamie O’Neill. It’s a Queer Historical Fiction set in Ireland in 1915 and 1916. While I’m loving it immensely at the moment, the mix of incomprehensible Irish slang and the frequent, sudden shifts to stream-of-consciousness style writing make the reading difficult. Also, this book is not for someone who is fearful of or squicked out by gay sex … as a Queer Fic, it’s full of it, and requires a slightly open mind. Happy reading!

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I was going to do homework right away. Suddenly, four dozen cookies appeared. I’m not sure I can really complain, though. After all, it was a way to get away from what I would otherwise be doing (ergo, homework.) Continue reading