Thursday, December 30, 2010


It snowed today! I love the snow, and how it makes everything look. I went to the Air Force Base that is about 8 miles away from my house to get some supplies to make some ice cream. My car is supposed to handle well in the snow. My uncle told me that the Dodge Caliber handled well in the snow when he drove one. Well he lied, or my Caliber just doesn't fit in with the other Calibers. I almost crashed into our house trying to park in the garage, because my car didn't want to go up the drive-way that didn't have more than probably 2 or 3 inches.
I have been working on homework, my application for spring tri, and my resume. Since I procrastinate a lot, it will probably wait until the last minute to get done, but I'm trying to not procrastinate.
Just a short post today, posting more would allow me to procrastinate longer and I need to try to work.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I haven't posted in a little while, and I'm sorry, but once you read this you will understand why.

Tuesday this week started out with me waking up at 10 am to get ready for class at noon. Which normally I don't get up until much later in the day, especially if I have class until midnight. Well I had class from noon to midnight. It was pretty bad. I would get up, go to class and then come home and sleep. Sometimes I would shower before bed sometimes when I got up. But still I was exhausted. My feet are still hurting.

I was tired and didn't finish the post. See its taking me a few days to write just a few paragraphs. With Christmas right around the corner I have been trying to do things to get ready for Christmas, which involves making some presents or going shopping for presents. I am usually a person to wait until the last minute to figure out presents for everyone and then get them.  Also it seems like I have become a mom, the kitten, Holly is quite demanding sometimes. She'll poop and step in it so I have to keep cleaning her off. She cries a lot. And she won't eat unless someone is in the room.

I'm not an artistic, which sucks because for one of my two classes right now I need to design a sugar showpiece. In other words I need to draw something and then make it in sugar. Which making it might be harder than designing it.

On a whole other note, this morning/late night I kept hearing this weird sound. Also it sounded like one of our dogs was throwing up. I went to check it out.  Before I turned the light on it had sounded like one of our dogs was having a seizure or that someone was patting the couch like in a come here motion. Then the sound seemed like it was coming from the couch, like our cat, Lexi was inside the couch and scratching at it. Well it wasn't her, and the dogs weren't throwing up. Holly was asleep in the room with my brother. (Oh yeah, my brother is staying with us for Christmas... Joy.) We had no idea what was making the sound. I let the dogs out and the sound stopped. We figured out that Max was eating the carpet. That's right, he was munching on the carpet. I gave him some food and he hasn't been eating the carpet since.

I swear one day during break I will put up a bunch of recipes, ones that I've been making in class and love. (The recipes would come from my Cookies and Petite Fours class, not Sugar Artistry.)

Friday, December 10, 2010


I have bronchitis... Joy. I decided to drop my lab so that I could get better and ready for doubles...I went to the doctor's both on Wednesday and today. I went again today because I still wasn't feeling any better with the meds that I had gotten. So I went back and got some different meds. While I was there my mom found a kitten on our front porch. She is adorable. We decided to name her Holly, because it is the Christmas time and we wanted a name that went with the season. The bad thing is that we don't think that we can keep her because of our other animals. The dogs are curious about her, but they would adjust to her like they did to our other cat. Lexi on the other hand seems to be afraid of her. I don't get why, Holly is just this tiny little ball of fur and probably doesn't weigh more than a pound or two. She is very vocal and purrs a lot. I mean she is like a motor boat the way she purrs. So I don't know what we are going to do. That's about it for me this week. I post more when I feel better and when we know what we are going to do with Holly.

Monday, December 6, 2010


I am sick. It started out with a sore throat and has slowly progressed into like a full on respiratory system disease or sickness whatever you want to call it, maybe I want to call it a failure to breath properly. Now when a normal person gets sick it probably isn't as bad as when I get sick. My lungs are pretty bad from previous illnesses like swine flu and pneumonia along with asthma that I was born with. My asthma usually is not apparent, except when I get sick. Which means that I have to do my inhaler and if the inhaler doesn't work then I get to use a nebulizer. Both contain steroids, and those make me jittery. If my body actually moved the way it feels like it should be somebody would think I had hypothermia or the chills something to that affect. The best way to describe the feeling is that you were outside streaking in the middle of winter in the middle of the night and how cold you would be, and shivering, but my body doesn't actually shiver it just feels that way when I have to do the nebulizer thing. My throat got better and now its starting to get bad again because of all the coughing and sneezing. That's another thing, I don't just sneeze like once or twice ever so very often. I sneeze at least three times in a row, and this cold has probably doubled that and I sneeze often.

I have to stay away from my parents for the most part right now so that I don't get either of them sick. I can't get either of them sick because if I get my mom sick then she would get my dad sick and if my dad gets sick then the doctors won't operate. And they need to operate so that my dad can stop showing me his hernia. Its gross. Most of the time you can see it sticking out of his shirt that is how big it is.

My mom bought me some saline nasal spray stuff to try and help with the congestion. I was reading the bottle and it says that it helps moisturize the nasal passages. I don't understand that because it contains salt which dries things out like slugs. The other thing I don't understand is why ice packs help migraines. If a migraine is a constriction of blood vessels in the brain, it doesn't make sense to put something that constricts them even more on your head.

I missed class Friday night because 1). I didn't sleep well, 2). I'm sick, 3). I got a massive migraine. Now if I miss another class in the next five class periods then I drop the lab and will have to make it up. Like the next segment I have two labs, meaning I got to go to class from noon to midnight. Usually we don't have Friday class but since it is the beginning of the term then we start on a Tuesday and end on Friday the first week. If it had been a normal week then I wouldn't have missed class, though I can't change the past. I think that I made the right decision though to stay home, because I wouldn't have been able to make it through class.

I've been trying to write this post since Friday, obviously I haven't done that great of a job. But I've felt so crappy the past few days that I kept putting it off. I'm feeling mostly better, but it still feels like someone is sitting on my chest or something is running around in my lungs. I'm glad that I'm going to be able to go to class later on, because I really don't want to drop this lab, as a matter of fact I don't want to drop any labs.

Here is a chocolate molten cake recipe, unfortunately I can only put it in ounces because I don't know the cups and such, because I made it in class and it is from my school book which does ounces and pounds... Sorry.

12 oz Semisweet chocolate
12 oz Butter, unsalted
12 oz Eggs
3 oz Sugar, granulated
3 oz Flour, bread
Hershey Kisses as needed
Extra butter and sugar to line the ramekins.

Preheat oven to 350*F Chop the chocolate into fine pieces. Melt butter and chocolate in a heavy bottomed pot. Lightly whisk sugar and eggs in a separate bowl then add to butter chocolate mixture.  Whisk in flour. Fill buttered and sugared ramekins and fill 3/4 full. Bake until sides are set (about 10-12 minutes). Shove a Hershey Kiss in the center, place back in oven for an additional five minutes or until center of cake has begun to set. Serve immediately after taking out of oven.

As a side note, because I don't want to be accused of Plagiarism I got this recipe from Baking and Pastry Formulas for Johnson and Wales University College of Culinary Arts Volume 2

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I tried to write something after I got done with class and got home... this is what I got before I feel asleep:
I started labs today. Lab didn't go as badly as I imagined for the first day trying to be awake until at least 1 am. I'm in plated desserts, where we learn to make desserts presentable. My feet hurt, well more of my right foot than my left foot. But I expected that. My right foot doesn't like to behave and not hurt me. We have the new chef, and she seems to be pretty awesome.

I was more tired than I thought. My throat hurts a lot. I don't know what is wrong with it. I'm eating ice cream and cough drops to help it out. It is kind of helping, but not really at the same time. I feel like a really old person because I have to eat before 4:30 pm in order to get ready for class and get there on time. I'm going to take a nap so I'm energized for labs. First I have to do my homework of designing a plate for tonight's class. Last night We made sauces, creme anglaise, chocolate ganache and chocolate molten cake. The cake turned out pretty awesome, although I think that we needed to put more ganache in the middle for the moltenness. Recipes up later, I'll put them up this weekend.