Compared to the all the baked mac and cheese recipes I’ve made over the years, a return to a stovetop recipe is a welcome change. As a bonus, this is about the best macaroni and cheese recipe I’ve ever had! It takes as much work as making regular pasta and I think it tops the infamous blue box in flavor and texture.
Your car is a safe place. This utilitarian machine that transports you from point A to point B is roughly the equivalent of a therapy session ending in a prescription for something name-brand and expensive – only for the price of gas. If you are like me, the second you shift your butt into the seat and settle your coffee cup you’re home. Not only home, like freaking fairy-tale movie home. Suddenly, you can sing opera. You’re fluent in every language that comes out of your speakers. You can hold deep intellectual conversations with interesting people (read: yourself), and you’re given a free pass to cuss out strangers from the muffled haven of rolled-up windows.
As such, I like to spend a great deal of time in my car driving to places unknown. I even manage to bring a camera along sometimes. I think there is nothing more beautiful than the countryside. Fertile fields and tree tunnels can help you refocus and get away from the grind. Of course, I’m cheating because I can still use air conditioning and my cup holder. Here is a new selection of gems we have hidden in Lancaster County that anyone can find if you just take a different road.
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then actual windows are a bold-faced lie of the house inside. Many times they offer more of a warning than an invitation. Nothing says beware like broken blinds, a bookend, and occasionally a cat that hisses at everyone.
Also known as the “I couldn’t even be bothered to made drop cookies” cookie. Also also known as the “I didn’t have a clean baking sheet that fit my oven and couldn’t even be bothered to wash one” cookie in some circles. Cookie Pie, if you’re nasty.
I’ve recently come across Squidoo. It’s a site that I’ve been to quite a few times, but didn’t really understand until I dug deeper. It’s an open-source page where you can post your own stories and experiences in a module-based posting format. I’ve had a lot of fun reading other people’s articles and decided it was time to start making my own.
I survived finals (barely) and my first semester of grad school.
I accept your applause.
There are a ton of things I want to do with my two week break before next semester starts, but I’ve made sure most of those things are fun. So I’ve been watching a fair few new movies and digging deeper into TV shows while knitting the sweater of doom. So here’s my two cents on new (and old) TV and movie reviews.
World War Z
I made a colossal mistake on this one, guys. Let me take you through why this was dumb.