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Three whole weeks of freedom from school and next Sunday, Vegas Baby!
Now how does one elgantly plate donuts?
I am so tired. Work + school = exhausting!
I came home from class tonight to the news that Teddy Kennedy died. He'd already been a Senator for 20 years when I was born and of course remained my Senator until I moved to Chicago. Whatever else can be said of him, he was a great Senator and will always be remembered as such.
So I tried my hand at making peach jam. It's the first time I've ever made my own jam or home canned anything and it came out rather well if I do say so myself. The pectin set right so it wasn't to stiff or too soupy. I just haven't quite master mixing it so my peach pieces don't float to the top. And taste wise, well, I think I want to bathe in it.
I've been going through a new phase where I actually cook semi complicated things for myself. Made rye bread on Sat, which turned out great especially since it was odd rye bread without carraway seeds (which I'm not so fond of). Yeast bread, not as annoying to make as I thought. I was going to to make cookies today, but I decided I'd try to make banana empanadas. All in all I'd say they turned out alright, they're not fit for a bakery or anything, but tasty none the less. It's the first time I've tried to make pie crust type dough from scratch since I was about 8 years old and baked with my mom. I'm wondering now if I should have filled them with sweet potatoes since I have boatloads of them that need to be used soon, but so did my bananas. Tomorrow me and my friend Lauren (on a high from our quality joint meal last week) are making tres leches tomorrow, so I think I'll be overwhelmed with dessert this week.