Friday again! It’s not really the end of the week for me though because I have to work tomorrow night before I can go home. Almost the weekend though. So, last night in school we made bagels and Amish-style soft pretzels. Both products were super fun to make but I was a little disappointed with the bagels because in my mind I was expecting some Panera-Bread HUGE dense bagels popping out of the oven, and what really came out were little, light bagels….not really conducive for my breakfast so I’m saving one for lunch. Now that I have the main formula for how to make them though I’m going to play around with it and come up with my own. I have honey-whole wheat visions in my mind! That might be a spring break project for sure.
My partner in class is this really sweet woman that was actually born in Trinidad and lived most her life in Jamaica before moving over here and doing a career change (along with a divorce). I just love her gently lilting accent and listening to her talk about home. I’ve been to Jamaica once before with my best friend for a college spring break and have to say I didn’t really like it, but I think that’s just because I didn’t go to the nicest part….it was more touristy. I’d love to go back and explore and I know that is one of Ryan’s dreams, too! Anyways, Catherine has this huge peppermint bush outside of her house here and after me telling her how much I love tea, she brought me in some peppermint she had dried herself! Oh my goodness, you have never smelled anything so sweet and good. My morning cup of tea was def. the highlight of my morning so far and I know that now I must plant my own peppermint bush soon! Its so much better than the storebought stuff.
For breakfast this morning I was going to have a bagel and pb but the bagels weren’t as big and dense as I thought and I didn’t think one would fill me up! haha! So, I resorted to my trusty multigrain cereal instead. I made it just like the other morning with 1 cup lite soy milk, some pb, lots of cinnamon, a banana and a little bit of maple syrup. Delicious!
I’m going to take a relaxing morning—reading my favorite blogs, catching up on emails and working on the blog and then I’m going to the library before coming home for lunch, the gym and studying for my practical tonight!