Well I think I made a huge mistake last week when I left—-trying to save some money, I turned my AC completely off for the remainder of the week. When I walked inside this afternoon it was blazing hot and the thermostat read 89 degrees. AhhH!!!!!!! I quickly turned it on and way up to cool the place down but its been 2 hours and its still only gone down 4 degrees. Not cool.
Sweating, I made a quick lunch of all I had in my kitchen: salmon burgers and kiwi. I bought these Wild Alaskan Salmon burgers from Whole Foods a couple weeks ago but had yet to try them. I quickly heated it up in my cast iron and put it on a toasted Rudi’s bun with spicy mustard. It was really really good and quite filling as well! I still feel full after eating two hours ago and that is rare. Could be because I’m not 100% feeling wonderful but the healthy fats in the salmon do work wonders to keep me full and satisfied. I always notice that when I eat salmon salad as well.
I raced out of my apartment to escape the heat and went to Whole Foods to do some grocery shopping. It was sort of a major shop since I’ve been out of town and literally had nothing in the kitchen. Lots of yogurt, school snacks, fruit, some veggies and protein components for the week. The new whole foods has this organic rotisserie chicken “bar” area where they have like 5 different types of hot chickens for you to buy. They had lemon thyme flavor, bbq, natural and I bought the Cuban Mojito kind. They are only $5.99 each and I figure I can make it last all week for packed sandwiches and quick dinners. If its good I will definitely be buying more of these in the future!
Starting today, I officially have 12 weeks of school left before my externship! I have three more cooking classes then I switch to the mornings and take wine and cost control (sit down classroom classes) and then on September 26th I’m done!!! I’m so ready….but then I will be in the real world probably wishing I was back in school! Tonight I started “Plated Desserts” class, which is one of the last classes and one of the most advanced ones as well. It’s basically a free for all. We do whatever we want, make whatever we want with any flavor we desire. Apparently, the crazier the better! Think blueberry chocolate pie, avocado chocolate mousse, peanut butter sorbet……..anything! I’ve been looking forward to this (but I hear its a TON of work) and am excited to get started!