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Vegetarian Stuffing

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

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It’s been a little while, hey? So many things have happened in the past months! I brought home my beautiful, fantastic, slightly silly Sirius. He’s now a whopping 45 pounds, and a wonderful eight months old. He’s an amazing source of joy, learning, and amusement in my life. I moved; I left Colorado again, this time for the desert landscape of Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve learned that after living in 116 degree weather, 90 feels pleasant, and 80 at night is the time that you start to need a jacket after a while. I’ve learned how to know when a dust storm is coming, and that I should always have extra water on hand, because water gets pumped up hill here. I am filled with joy to come home to a bounding, brown blur of dog at the end of the day. I am often trepidatious about my future. I am uncertain much of the time, but I am learning.

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Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I have a confession to make: I haven’t cooked anything since I got home.  In part, I attribute this to the fact that I am frantically searching for a vegetarian stuffing recipe that will please myself and my family.  I have never made the stuffing before (in fact, it hasn’t been home-made in several years…whoops).  Usually I am relegated to something involving copious amounts of sugar (and pumpkin, usually – before we had family here, I made the pie.  Now that they bring the dessert, I make muffins.  Or bread.  Or something with, as I said, heaps of sugar), but this year, in the name of giving me something to eat, my mom suggested that I make the stuffing; I’ll attribute my lack of cooking to that.  But additionally, it’s so easy when you’re home to allow your family to cook for you!

I have however been working on various homework assignments – blech.  Apparently my professors decided that this was not a break, but a chance to give large and terrifying projects that will guarantee mental breakdowns (ahem).  But I have also had a wonderful run with my dad, a great trip to my barn to visit the horses, and an extensive nap with my cat.  I have started a new book, which is very intriguing, and I, oddly enough, have pined a little bit for Washington.  It’s clear to me that you always want what you can’t have – I wanted to be home so desperately for the first month and a half of school, and then when I got home, I wandered around feeling lost without my housemates. Read the rest of this entry »