Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saltier than the Ocean

I started off the day with a visit to the Ferrari Club.

I then surprised my mom at the Santa Dash 5K that she was participating in. After that, we went to Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken.

It was pretty good. I'd probably try some of the more traditional fried chicken next time, though.

We then went and picked up some Velvet Creme popcorn. We were smart this year and got all cheese.

And then a little bit later, I accompanied Sidney and her aunt to Jo-Ann Fabric. While there, I was surprised to learn that I have a candy company named after me!

What a glorious day!

Then, as we were about to leave Jo-Ann, we were informed that we were invited to dinner at Texas Roadhouse! I was excited as it had been a very long time since I had been to a Texas Roadhouse.

We started off with some of their sweet rolls.

I had probably at least 5 more after that. I regret nothing.

For dinner, I ordered the chicken fried steak with brown gravy. I got fried and rice for my sides.

On the first bite of the chicken fried steak, I couldn't believe how good it tasted. It was so good. I couldn't believe how good it was. But as I continued eating it, I became acutely aware of how salty it was. When I was about three quarters of the way through, I was struggling. It still tasted good, but the salt was beginning to be overpowering. I finished it, though, and moved on to my fries. They were incredibly salty as well, as was the rice. I couldn't even finish the fries and rice they were so salty. I can safely say this was the saltiest food I had eaten since the Ghengis Khan debacle. That being said, the food was still good, and I wouldn't hesitate to go back again. I might order something else, however.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Homemade Butter!

It's hard to believe, but after a semester of chemistry lab, I've reached the last one. It really has flown by. It's hard to believe I've taken this many quizzes in the past three months:

But afterward, none of that mattered. I was done with chemistry labs!

I took a moment to reflect, and gazed up at the massive expanse of bricks that is Malott Hall.

And it was a beautiful sunset behind the bridge between Haworth and Malott.

And when I got home, I was delighted to find that I had missed a bundle of corn stalks when I burned them all the first time. That means that I got to make more fire!

And then we still had, even after all that alfredo, a surplus of heavy cream. So this time, we made some butter.


Getting there...

Looks like butter to me! (Tastes like it too!)

I then had a leftover stuffing muffing.

Then I made some mandarin orange salad, but I had to improvise because I had instant vanilla pudding instead of cook 'n serve.

It still worked out just fine, though.

For actual dinner, I cooked up some three cheese mac and cheese...

...and I warmed up some sausage.

Put it all together and whatever you new math! Wait, no, it's just mac and cheese with sausage.

But it was dang delicious!

I then had some mandarin orange salad, which was rather soupy since it hadn't had time to chill.

And then I topped it off with some cider.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

None other than...

I had a few exams today, so instead of brain boosting brotein, I decided to smash a brain-boosting carb-laden bagel on my way to class. 

And minutes before my last exam, I smashed another one.

When I got home, I was still hooked on the carbs from the bagel, so I snacked on a couple cookies.

And then everything got out of control:

I didn't eat all of this, but I heavily sampled each variety of candy.

And then it was time for dinner. This means, you guessed it, none other than...

Dinner burritos! This time, I premixed the eggs and sausage to see if that helped the homogeneity of the burrito.

Let's find out:

I probably should have mixed in the cheese as well, but it's hard to judge how much cheese to add in when it's in a pan.

Oh well, it still worked out fine. I think I actually stuffed this burrito a little too tight...

But that's alright, I had another one for backup, plus the remainder of the egg/sausage mixture.

I think the premixing did help the homogeneity of the burrito, but I'm not sure if the ratio of eggs:sausage was quite right. I think there needed to be a bit more eggs.

This one was more like it:

So maybe the homogeneity wasn't all that much improved. Oh well, it still tasted as good as always.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Is it Chili in here?

Today was a nice, relaxing day. After my class, Sidney and I went and watched the new Disney movie Moana. But before we could take our seats, we had to get the requisite white cherry Icee!

I made sure to get my money's worth. Just kidding, it's impossible to get your money's worth at a movie theater.

But I was delighted to find that the AMC theaters in the Legends now offered reclining chairs! That's nice!

And after the movie, Sidney and decided to continue our date with a cheap dinner. Enter Chili's.

We ordered some kind of cheesy bacon fries, which came served in a skillet and with a huge amount of ranch.

But they were actually very good.

I ordered some kind of cheesy bacon quesadillas, which also came with a "salad" and some kind of chipotle-flavored ranch. These were very, very good.

The best part of this whole thing is that our dinners combined were $20. You can't beat that, especially for how good the food was.