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I Love College

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 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.

Spring Is Creeping In

I finished one of my first colour oil paintings. The subject: food.

I know that during winter you are supposed to eat a lot of soup and hot chocolate, in fall you eat turkey, pies, and cider, and for summer it’s citrus and ice cream.

But what should I be eating in the spring?

Seriously, someone tell me.

This is an example of a summer food and, even though I associate citrus with the hot weather, it’s in season basically all the time here in Florida.

Super Cupcakes, Super Bowl

Sunday is a day for so many delightful things. A day of church services, Sunday brunches and once a year it means Super Bowl Sunday.

I’ll start with brunch. What’s not to like about an extra meal in the day? Or is brunch supposed to take the place of breakfast and lunch?

Now for the Super Bowl, Kaitlynn and I made cupcakes. If you haven’t heard of the Fun Stuff Cupcake book then you need to check it out. This is the best cupcakes recipe.

  • Cookie dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and freeze while preparing batter
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into bowl. Beat butter in separate bowl with mixer about 2 minutes. Add sugar; beat until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Add sour cream and water to butter mixture alternating with flour mixture; beat until blended. Fill non-stick muffin pans with the batter then place a cookie dough ball into each cup.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes.

Due to lack of caffeine and lack of sleep I was exhausted by the end of the game. I felt like death. Speaking of death this is my fist oil painting I did recently in my painting class. And yes I am looking for any excuse to add my art work into this post.

Avoiding Work

Raise your hand if you have ever procrastinated. I don’t care if you’re in public. Just do it, it makes life more fun.

There are plenty of things I should be doing. These include cleaning, school work, church work, finishing a painting and grocery shopping. Instead I’m playing with my food and blogging.

All week long the weather has been beautiful. I really thought Gainesville would get through an entire week without rain for the first time this semester.

And then I walked outside this morning. I mean it wasn’t like I was walking through 3 foot deep puddles, but still. I just want one week where my hair isn’t affected by humidity.

A Very Happy Unbirthday

The best thing about my new cakes pans is that I can add filling to my mini cakes. Through trial and error I have discovered that you can never go wrong with chocolate, at least that was the feed back I received from eaters.

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Most recently I broke out the cake pans to bake this birthday cake for Kristen, although it wasn’t actually her birthday. I like making any given day a day for celebration… or for cake.

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Food Face

I love Christmas presents. In particular I love my face place, it makes blogging easier. And it makes lunch more fun.

My lovely roommate, Kaitlynn and I had lunch together: the best mac n’ cheese in the world and tons of green beans. Note the sweet Harry Potter house cups.