I skipped the gym this morning. When you are on the go ALL the time you never really have any time to get stuff done at home so this morning was catch up. I cleaned out Dexter’s litter box, swept the floor, made breakfast and finishing typing up my dessert report because tonight’s the big night where I’ll make my chai tea dessert recipe for my final practical!
Last night we made tiramusu and it turned out pretty well, but the formula was a bit plain. To spice it up a bit, my partner and I added some Kaluhla to the coffee that we soaked the ladyfingers in. I made two and I am planning on bringing one to work today and saving the rest for the people back home this weekend. We also made an orange mousse cheesecake that has to set overnight, so I will unmolding that tonight. I finally unmolded my ribbon chocolate mousse cake and as you guys can see, it’s colorful! The mousse set up nicely and I liked the pastel shades that the colors in the cake took.
This morning I made oatmeal but, honestly, I’m getting a little tired of oatmeal now that it’s reaching 100 degrees during the day here. At 9:30 yesterday morning as I was on my way to work I looked at the thermostat in my car and it was already 90 degrees outside. Hot, hot, HOT! Florida in the summertime (Orlando especially it seems) is just too hot for anything. Forget running outside until October!! Smoothies and cold cereal seem like a much better choice these days….I’ll have to work on new smoothie ideas in the days that come. Today, however, I used 1/2 cup oats, soymilk, dried cherries, banana, pb and maple syrup. It was good…but hot and filling. Bleh.
I want to introduce you guys to my favorite soup!
I LOVE cuban black bean soup. Love, love, LOVE it! Ryan can attest to that :). I always order it whenever we go to a Cuban restaurant and I’m always dumping massive amount of hot sauce in it. I found this soup last summer and it’s great because its one of those dry, all natural soups that you simmer for 30 minutes on the stove and the flavors are wonderful and don’t taste at all like something that came out from a can or jar. I made half of this bag today, which I think is two servings of the soup, and I’m bringing it with me to work. Sometimes I like to make brown rice and serve it with the soup, true Cuban style, but today I’m just sticking to the soup with some soy crisps and a pear to fill me up. I’m also bringing some hot sauce along! For a snack later I packed some peanut butter pretzels.
Tonight I’m going out with some friends to eat at the Cheesecake Factory before class. I haven’t eaten there in years–-any idea of what I should order?! I think the last time I ate at a cheesecake factory I was in high school! There’s gotta be cool new things on the menu that I don’t know about….