I don’t know about you, but cooking is my favorite way to procrastinate. I made FOUR different kinds of pizza yesterday to distract myself from finishing my medical school applications. Okay… I also made four different kinds of pizza because I just couldn’t decide what toppings I wanted. Pesto sauce or tomato sauce, Canadian bacon or chicken, pineapple or artichoke. Sooo I just made different combinations of them all. Problem solved. Don’t worry, I shared my creations with the fam bam.
Today’s distraction features artichoke, spinach, cheese, crackers, and reruns of Laguna Beach and Gilmore Girls. Ahhh summer, I adore you.
Most of us take away invaluable lessons and memories from our college experiences. Outstanding professors, awesome adventures, night-long parties; indeed, higher education provides us with a variety of important times…
…like the introduction of rice pudding. And Warm Cookie Night (boy, did I love Tuesdays).
This recipe adventure is actually an older one from the fall (hense the pumpkin, although who would really turn that down just because it’s summer?). I remember the day well: it began with an uncomfortably early rugby game, full of tight shorts, sweat and bruises the size of your mom (the sidelines are a tough place); then, I spent a few hours trying to coax my pilot light into wondrous flames (for, approximately, the eighth time); later, when I was filled with a need to recover from this strenuous day, I threw together these spectacular little hot cakes (correction, muffins) and shared them with fellow Writing Center nerd-friends over a semi-clean game of Scrabble.
Don’t feel bad if your life is less invigorating; mine is not meant to be a commonly traveled road. Pumpkin muffins, however, are on the path for all!