Sunday, October 05, 2008

is cooking a healthy response to stress?

Because right now, I'm kind of stressed -- and off the top of my head, there are at least four things that I'd rather cook. I don't want to write my papers. I don't want to read. I want to make cookies, an onion tart (which I think must be as good as french onion soup, but in solid form), butternut squash and carmelized onion gallette, acorn squash with chile-lime vinagrette, and beef, leek and barley soup. And, you know, that's just for a start.

My favorite things lately are squash and soup. So imagine how fun it was to make a squash soup from the More with Less cookbook (go look it up, it really is great tasting). Does anyone have any tips on how to peel a squash though? I kind of didn't, and just threw chunks of squash in there, and then dug the meat out of the rind and threw the rinds away while I ate it.

My least favorite thing ever right now is papers. And homework. And being enrolled in school period. Yep, I've got senioritis so bad it's overcoming my fear of unemployment and when graduation comes I'll bust out of here so fast and so happily I might cause a vacuum in my dorm which will then implode on itself.

Oh, and my other favorite thing is milkweed pods. So cool.

Also, it's fall! Yay! I like it! Oh, and my fall break is this week. So totally awesome I'm happy to have an extra two days off. Even though yes, they will probably involve homework, it will be OK.

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