You know how the song goes… right? Well I guess that song doesn’t mirror my college life anyhow, other than the fact that the singer loves college.
It’s really is great to be a Florida Gator. I love everything on campus from the historic buildings to the automated moving shelves in the libraries.
Now that I’m back to fending for myself I’m either eating super healthy or I’m eating, well, Moe’s. I can’t stay away from it. Not only does Moe’s have those fancy new Coke dispensers, but it also attracts all the champions. I love seeing Olympic competitors and UF athletes around campus and Gainesville. The first time I ate at Moe’s this semester my friends and I saw one of the gymnasts.
I have also recently joined a Christian sorority (Theta Alpha). This is something I never thought I’d do. Large groups of girls isn’t really my thing, but I love all of these girls. Plus they give me cookies.
Guess who learned how to make vegetables unhealthy? Me. It took a trial and error process to work out the kinks and get it right. Fried zucchini!
One more thing; despite my efforts to not give in to being a part of social media (Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, ect.) I have become an avid user of Spotify. The second I heard Bob Boilen mention it on NPR I was all over it. http://open.spotify.com/user/autumnmccurdy <CHECK IT YO
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I’ve been doing a lot of cooking with friends lately. This is partially because I’m too cheap to go out to eat and partially because I really should learn how to make things that you can’t put ice cream on top of.
I’m going to brag on my friend Kaitlynn and myself for our made-from-scratch chicken and dumplings. I’m pretty sure the recipe came from this cook book, but I can’t be sure.
Along with the chicken and dumplings we made asparagus and a molasses cake. The cake was AMAZING. I rarely use all caps to enphasize a point, but I’m doing it now.
More recently I had a lunch with my friends Katie and Betsy. We ate nothing but mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese.
This post proves that I’m a carb junkie.
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Tagged art, baking, chicken and dumplings, food, owls, Photography, potatoes, recipe, southern food
I’ve been forcing myself to learn how to make real food. In a few weeks I’ll go back to living on my own and I refuse to eat nothing but green beans, frozen yogurt, peanut better, or grapefruits for every meal.
I’ve mastered baking, but I should really broaden my horizon.
I figured out how to make fruit popsicles. The recipe is really easy to make.
You just combine fruit and sugar, about 2 cups of fruit and 2 table spoons of a fine grain sugar will yield 3 medium-sized popsicles.
I made two flavors: strawberry and yogurt and lemon blueberry. I tried adding plain yogurt to the strawberry for a cream sickle.
Okay, the next recipe is a tuna sandwich with humus. If you’re skeptical I don’t blame you, but I promise it’s good.
I like to make my tuna salad with olive oil, capers, parsley, lemon and onions instead of mayonnaise and relish. I used toasted wheat bread, spread the humus on, layer sliced cucumbers then the tuna salad.
It’s been a relaxing week because I got a chance to not only make food and blog but I also managed to find some free time to do a few paintings. This is my favorite from this week.
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Tagged art, baking, cooking, food, frozen yogurt, fruit, painting, Photography, popsicles, recipe, summer, tuna salad, water color
Pale, fair-skinned, delicate, porcelain, glow-in-the-dark, pasty, whatever you want to call it, it’s what I am.
Every summer while everyone else’s skin is dropping a few shades after an hour of sun exposure. While mine shows barely any change in colour after a week at the beach.
It’s fine, I accept it. While the rest of you beautiful people have wrinkles and skin cancer in ten years I’ll be the one mocking you for not wearing the SPF 70 sunscreen made for infants.
While on the subject of beautiful people, my grandmother’s birthday is today. Happy birthday Gammy! For her birthday I painted a picture of her from an old black and white photograph.
I’ve got to say, Gammy was a babe. And I adore her dress, it’s so cute.
This isn’t oil on masonite like the rest of my paintings, it’s acrylic on canvas.
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Tagged acrylic, art, beach, Birthday, blog, food, granmother, lemon, oil, painting, Photography, summer, tanning, Writing
I love salads. All. Year. Long.
Summer time just makes them better.
Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, lemon juice and a huge knife are all you need. Yum.
Salad also tastes best when the veggies look like a cat.
It’s super cute, right?
Also, bad news, I relapsed on my coffee cut back. I’ve returned to 5 cups a day. I’m so disappointed in myself. I’m right back where I began.
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Tagged art, cat, coffee, cooking, cucumbers, food, lunch, Photography, recipes, salad, summer, tomato
It’s that time of year yet again. Exam week. Naturally my roommates are frazzled and stressed out.
All week long we have been craving pancakes; we finally gave in and had a pancake party.
pancake mix, chocolate chips, oat meal mix, syrup, peanut butter, ice cream, cocoa powder, butter, and a whole lot of love
Needless to say we all ruined our dinners. I should have listened to my mother. All my life she warned my not to eat any cookies too closely to dinner and here I am at 4:30 in the afternoon with a tall stack of pancakes.
Pancake ice cream sunday with syrup on top.
I got a little lazy toward the end of the pancake experimentations and threw a whole lot of batter into the frying pan. Poor execution of the monster pancake.
The point is pancakes are awesome, studying is not, and I feel like I’m going to vomit because I ate too much.
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Tagged art, baking, breakfast, cooking, exam, food, Gainesville, Pancake, Photography
I have just ended a weekend spent in Tampa with some of my favorite people. Every morning I woke up to the sun rising over the beach.
The bulk of the weekend was spent in fellowship with my sisters in Christ and the rest was spent with wonderful food.
We spent the first night there in search of dinner on the crazy Tampa highways. During our hour-long fight against traffic ourcar spotted a Whole Foods store to our right.
We were pretty stoked.
We returned the next day and spent a few hours shopping and sampling in the grocery store. That is where I purchased this super great organic tea. And as the label promises, it made me feel like Zeus.
The most exciting part of the weekend also occurred on our first night there. My sister and a friend of mine spotted a familiar looking man getting off the elevator in our hotel lobby. He pasted by me and said hello. He even sounded familiar.
Then things in my sister’s mind clicked, “He’s that one guy, from all those movies!”
I approached him asking if he was an actor, he was indeed the Larry Miller. He was really nice and talked to us for a small amount of time.
You may recognize him from Pretty Woman, 10 Things I Hate About You, Nutty Professor, Princess Diaries, Seinfeld, For Your Consideration and a ton more shows and movies.
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Tagged art, baking, beach, cooking, florida, food, Larry Miller, Photography, Tampa, Theta Alpha, toast, Whole Foods