My major, back when I was a little freshman, was to become a English teacher. My best friend and mentor Jeffery Facchin inspired me to do this. I was enjoying the knowledge that came with this major. I had a education class my senior year that changed my out look. I was starting to become stressed out with the changing field of education. I thought long and hard about if I wanted to do this. The question I asked myself was could I see myself ever happy at the end of the day. I couldn’t see myself happy, so I thought what I could do with a degree in English. I like writing poems and it makes me happy. So I decided that I can be an editor or writer for a newspaper or blog. I dropped the education part and became a lot less stressed out.
Until SPRING BREAK. Not just any spring break. My LAST spring break of college. Say what?! I feel like I graduated from PSHS not too long ago. Though, college has its downs I am really wishing that my last year of college goes slower. The real world is a scary place. I am worried about being ready. I have had a good life so far, thanks to my family and friends. I just hope I am ready for the next part of my life. Which won’t be in Illinois anymore. Scary. Im heading to the West Coast where there will be more opportunities with the industry I want to get into. Chicago will always have a place in my heart, there is just nothing that the state of Illinois can offer me anymore. To me it was a perfect place for a child to grow up in.
I don’t normally cook on campus. If I do, it’s the traditional college meal – microwaveable Ramen noodles or macaroni and cheese. However, this week was a special occasion. I decided I was going to have a small Mardi Gras party in my dorm room, so Monday night my friend and I carried our cooking supplies up to the fourth floor of Medaille and started our cooking adventure! Following an idea on Pinterest, we made mini king cakes. Here’s the recipe/instructions:
1. Buy packaged cinnamon rolls
2. Unroll the cinnamon rolls so that they are straight
3. Then twist them and turn them into the shape of an “O”
4. Next, place them on a pan (wax paper is helpful so you don’t have to clean your pan or worry about spray) and place them in the oven at 400 F
5. After about ten minutes, take them out
6. Then frost them using white frosting
7. Finally, add the sprinkles…green, purple, and yellow (for Mardi Gras!)
*You can either mix all the sprinkle colors together or separate them into green, yellow, and purple sections.
The mini king cakes were a great hit at my party! We drank soy milk with our treats and danced to some awesome music…I highly suggest making these treats and having a party of your own next year