Thursday, September 9, 2010

lucky lucky

I just made my first cream sauce and i'm feeling very domestically accomplished. I've officially entered territory uncharted by my mother. At any rate, that creamy accomplishment is making me feel better about the new pet our apartment seems to have acquired. (It is unwelcome and I spent an entire day cleaning EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE).

Anyways, i've finished the first week of my masters program. Many weeks more to come. I'm really excited about it though. It's nice to be back and thinking critically. My classmates are really nice and the profs are smart and approachable so all in all i'm pretty happy in my mountains of reading.

In case you were wondering, our vacation was wonderful. We spent 3 lovely nights on a tiny little island occupied by hippies and artists. It was the boyfriend's first time ever camping and we took advantage of every minute... beautiful hikes, stunning beaches, awesome farmers market, skinny dipping and roasting marshmellows (for the first time ever! how did he survive!?!) Not to mention the stars. the stars! Outside the city everything is so much brighter and the milky way was a magical swath of light across the sky up there. Lying on the beach and looking at stars while police go around making teens pour out their liqour... nothing better. It was one of those serindipitous weekends where everything (okay not everything but still) was just right with the world.

And now, school. I've got a big 'ol smile on my face typing this. I am a lucky lady.


  1. recipe, please!

    (i keep trying and failing)

  2. I'm a little embarrassed to put it up, it seems too simple and i fear that anyone who actually knew how to make a cream sauce would just look at this a scoff but dammit, i made it and it tasted good so here you go...

    melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. stir in 3 tablespoons flour until smooth. (It goes a weird texture at this point and i was afraid i messed up already but never fear, it gets better as you stir). Gradually stir in 2 cups milk (YEP, they mean it. stir it in gradually or it doesn't work so well). cook until thickened, stirring constantly. season with salt and pepper. Add cheese. (the recipe said 3/4 cup cheddar but i had parmesan so that's what i added, gradually, and i didn't measure it but next time i will add more of it.

  3. Never had a roasted marshmallow? Is that legal?

  4. i know right? The worst part is after he roasted 2 he said he'd had enough. I insisted that he eat just one perfect marshmellow i roasted for him and then he kept on roasting. what a deprived childhood...