Would you believe it if I told you I use to HATE breakfast?
It's crazy to think that my now favorite meal of the day (in fact, I frequently eat it for SEVERAL meals) was something as a kid I absolutely dreaded. I didn't really like cereal or bacon. I never reached for waffles or pancakes. I actually had a phobia of eggs. From the time I was six years old, I wouldn't even touch them if presented to me. Something that had to do with camp eggs and the pool of water they resided in. Definitely not normal.
Thankfully, drunken college nights helped to resolve that fear.
It is officially soup season. Talk about soup-er!
Except it's kind of not, because you guys, how is it supposed to be 70 degrees on Christmas Eve? In New Jersey, no less. Now, I could understand if we were in Miami and this was to be expected but the whole deal is seriously confusing. Now, as much as I love the fall weather that is going on right here, I was just starting to get comfortable with the idea of super heavy sweaters and cuddling with my blankets and ALL the hot chocolate. Then again, maybe I should take that back.
Has anyone complained about fifty degree weather? No not so much.
.Edible gifts are the best type of gifts, aren't they?
One of my favorite memories of college was my birthday freshman year. My mom truly wanted to make my birthday special so she sent me a care package (and has done so every year. Yes my mom is a super mom). In addition to my favorite chocolate covered gummy bears and starbucks gift card (college essentials I may argue), she prepared and sent me one of my favorite recipes. It was an old school sour cream coffee cake, made in a bundt pan. This cake might make world peace possible because I am 100% convinced that no one could be mad at anyone after eating this cake. The only way you could possibly be mad is if you DIDN'T receive a slice
Yeah, if that were to happen, I might have a personal vendetta against you.
This is a guide on how to make friends in college.
When I was in school, I was a huge fan of sharing meals with friends. I mean, I guess I am still now. Could you imagine if you said, "NO I DON'T WANT TO HAVE DINNER WITH YOU. I DON'T LIKE EATING WITH PEOPLE." Talk about awkward. But the chaos of college classes/clubs/life obligations meant that a lot of the time, the only time you got to see your friends was with dinner plans. I would always make sure that I made plans to see my closest friends at least once a week for dinner. There is just something about sharing a meal with someone that is unlike anything else. Be it at a dining hall, a meal in someone's dorm, or at a restaurant somewhere, the only thing that really mattered was that you were with your friends, catching up and having some laughs.
And the wine. Cannot forget the wine.
This post is a long time coming...
As you can probably tell from my Instagram, I am HUGELY obsessed with Trader Joe's. When I was a kid, going to Trader Joe's was a treat. Literally, because the free samples usually include things like cookie butter cheesecake (seriously what is that witchcraft) but also because the closest Trader Joe's is an hour from my childhood home. My mom would always let me pick out ONE delicious thing to snack on and Trader Joe's became the magical place it is today. Since going to school in New York and now living on my own, I am lucky to live within 10 MINUTES of a Trader Joe's and have now built up a repitoire of my favs. Granted, I did not post ALL of them (because some of the stuff I wanted to show you was out of stock), but that just means we can continue the fun!
Now let's get started!
23. Recent Grad. Human Vegetable Disposal. Putting the Chic in Chickpea.