Day Nine: Getting Personal
This weekend was unexpectedly busy for me, mostly because I spent ages trying to decided that, yes, I did want to spend a huge chunk of money on... an iPad. That's right--I caved. I bought something so hyped up and materialistic that I am actually somewhat embarrassed to tell people. However, I must admit that I am not at all ashamed to use it. For someone as busy as I am, it is actually quite a useful and nifty gadget. But I digress. As much as I am a huge-o closeted nerd, this is a food blog. And blog about food I will do.
So, regardless of the fact that I was busy reorganizing my life to fit a ridiculously nifty piece of technology, I did happen to cook something that I ended up rather pleased with. First off, the pork and fruit compote. YUM! Need I say more? Slow-cooked goodness surrounded by sugary fruit... it couldn't get much better. But it did! I made my first ever loaf of bread (gluten-free or otherwise). It was gluten-free focaccia bread and it was almost impossibly delicious. Know how I know? It just so happens I sat down to watch an episode of Modern Family, and when I looked down it was gone. I should probably be ashamed, but it was so good I didn't have the heart to feel anything other than full. When my roommate got home, she whipped up another batch (which I happily sat out on--I do have some self control) and we all (my roommates and I) sat down to enjoy the pork feast. It was well received by all, picky eaters included.
While this weekend's cooking festivities have drawn to a close (the consumption of pork leftovers aside) an assignment looms on the horizon. Well, if I am being honest with myself I've already gone far beyond that horizon and now the sun is blindingly shining right in my face. A personal essay for my food writing class is due tomorrow...erm...today. As you may have already guessed I will be shedding light on the subject of my experiences with gluten-free food, giving up bread (sigh), and finding a love for new things. Obviously my blog will be in the picture. After all, how does anyone journey down the path of self improvement in today's technological age without first blogging about it? I'll keep you [all] posted on my personal essay successes and failures. Although, this is assuming you find me entertaining enough, which I very well may not be, and I'm not sure that I can used the fact that it is 1:20 in the morning as an excuse...
Bear with me!