For those of you who live in the dorms, you probably thought you could live off Ramen noodles and Mac N Cheese. However, you may realize after Thanksgiving break, that you are getting tired of that food. Who would have thought?? Right? Well if you want to mix it up and try something different, try these recipes all that can be made in your dorm room! http://greatist.com/eat/healthy-dorm-room-recipes
Some of the recipes include southwestern stuffed sweet potato, vanilla yogurt and berry parfaits, and mason jar Greek salad. Give these healthy recipes a try and tell me what you think!
It’s finally the holidays! That means cinnamon scented candles, gift shopping, glitter and lights everywhere! One of my favorite things about this time of year is family traditions! Here is a list of some of my favorite traditions.
- Staying up late Christmas Eve and watching movie marathons such as the Harry Potter series, Gone With the Wind, and Lord of the Rings
- Helping my mom bake dozens of cookies!
- Driving around neighborhoods to look at the Christmas lights.
- Decorating the tree with all the past childhood ornaments
- My newest tradition is going to the zoo and looking at all the lights and seeing the penguins!
Happy Holidays! What are some of your favorite traditions around the holidays?
Overall, I think that this semester went pretty well. I am doing well in all my classes. I was very busy this semester with my internship and involvement on campus. I had lots of meetings to go and lots of planning. I met new people on the Metanioa retreat and in my classes. Lots of people I used to hang out with graduated last year, and I feel like I got a fresh start this year. Next semester is going to be different because all of my classes are at night. I am excited for Snowcoming, I help with it every year.
For thanksgiving, we fried a turkey! My parents bought a giant deep fryer and we fried all kinds of things like chicken wings, fries, shrimp, and pizza rolls. Not all in the same day of course. My parents always make 2 different kinds of stuffing. My mom’s is a French recipe that my grandma used to make and my dad’s is a recipe that his aunt used to make. I don’t like stuffing but my brother says that mom’s stuffing is good and dad’s stuffing is gross. Anyway, on black Friday I had planned to get some homework done. WRONG! I went shopping with my mom all day. I was glad that I did it. I bought her earrings from Francesca’s. They are blue medallions. I bought some things for myself as well. My mom had started Christmas shopping for our family, so I wasn’t allowed to walk around with her.
We’re finally here! The end of semester is so close I can almost feel it. With holidays and the end of 2016 finally coming to an end, I can’t help but look back and think of all the crazy, weird, and awesome things that have happened, both personally, and as a society, and I truly think that 2016 was a year that we will never forget. I know that personally, this has been a year of self growth and life lessons, and I honestly feel like I’m ready for a new year and to put everything that I learned about myself and life in 2016 into use. I hope you all feel the same, and that the new year brings you everything you’re hoping for. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with you all.