Shhh…

This week has just flown by! I have…

-been studying for biochem

-filled out paperwork and completed ridiculous tasks to try to get in-state tuition

-failed to get my car fixed

-GOTTEN A CALI DRIVERS LICENSE with a 100% on the written test!

-applied for an internship

-emailed 13 teachers offering slave labor in their labs

-had a cute dinner date with my roommates Kristi and Marisa

-and gone out with friends…. Although, I finally have a confession to make.

I have been waiting to admit this for quite a while because I wanted to make sure it was right and for certain. But….

I….

joined a sorority.

I NEVER in a million years thought that I would utter those words. I have always cracked jokes about sororities. I am not going to go on and on defending my choice, but I will say that I am glad I joined. If nothing more, being in Delta Gamma offers me a safety net that I would not otherwise have. Of course, I am still trying to meet people outside of the Greek system, but if I struggle or am having a hard time, I have this truly lovely group of girls to fall back on. I am definitely one of those people who thrives on being social. I need friends. Definitely a couple close ones. Preferably, an additional gaggle of many more casual friends.

Here are some things I have filled my belly with lately…

Simply Pumpkin Waffles

Recipe: Serves 2

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 egg

1/4 cup pumpkin

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp brown sugar

pinch salt

cinnamon

pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp pumpkin spiced coffee creamer (if you have it…)

Top with: Butter, almond butter, maple syrup, peanut butter, coconut butter, or whatever you like!

Directions

Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. Pour the wet over the dry and stir with as few swoops as possible. Pour into the hot waffle iron. Makes two waffles.

Crispy Β Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce


Recipe: Serves 4

1 pound basa

1 egg + squirt of dijon mustard

1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

8 whole wheat tortillas, warmed

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 1/2 cup cabbage, chopped

1/2 onion, diced

1 carrot, shaved

For the sauce – 1 cup sour cream, juice of 1 lime, chipotle chili, cumin, dash cayenne, fish seasoning or seasoning salt

Directions:

Dredge the fish in the egg/mustard mixture, coat in bread crumbs, and grill in a pan on medium heat. Flip and let cook until thoroughly white.

Warm the tortillas, assemble the sauce, and serve!

Caramelized Onion and Pear Flatbread with Walnuts and Mozzarella

Magical

Doesn’t do it justice.

The name says it all!

Take your whole wheat pizza dough and flatten onto a well-floured baking sheet. Top with sliced onions, thinly sliced ripe pear, crushed walnuts, mozzarella cheese, and sea salt. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes.

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20 thoughts on “Shhh…

  1. Sorority guuuuuuurl πŸ˜€ I actually don’t know the sorority/fraternity system that well, but I’ve always had the impression that sorority girls are hot. You fit the bill. :]

    Also: you are making me drool in study hall… not a good example for the little freshmen.

    1. Bahahahaha thanks Wei Wei. Thats hilarious. The girls have brains and are so nice and genuine. Its awesome. The one thing we all have in common is that we NEVER thought we would join a sorority! I think thats why I like it… 

  2. yYAYeee! πŸ™‚ SO happy for you, obviously. Good luck on the rest of the quarter. Can’t believe it’s already week 8. GahhHh. Are you leaving cali for winter break?

  3. Totally nothing wrong with joining a sorority! I think when I was in college I had a stigma against them, but I wish I didn’t – I could have socialized a lot more if I had joined one. I’m naturally an introvert, so it would have been good for me!

    1. I was the same way! And frankly… I still do have that stigma, just less and slightly different. I think that sororities are really different in different parts of the country and at particular schools. I still dont think I would ever join one if I went to school in the South (like Texas) or midwest. I think hazing is oftenr eally intense in those areas, but here I did not get hazed one bit πŸ™‚

  4. Don’t worry, both my mom and dad joined sorority/fraternities…they turned out just fine πŸ™‚ I’m sure it will be fun!!

    Can you make me my pumpkin breakfast, please??? It’s too cold to get out of bed πŸ˜‰

  5. a sorority sounds like fun, i hope you have fun!!! all your recipes look great! especially those pumpkin waffels!!! yum. have a great weekend!!!

  6. If it will make you feel better, I recently joined an organization which some women have deemed a post-college sorority. πŸ˜› But I won’t delve into the details unless you really want to know.

    Congrats on your driving test. I don’t think I even got 100%!

  7. Um, Hello! Wow! Ok, great lookin’ foods.

    And I totally laughed when you told us the big news… so funny. Being in a sorority is a lot of work with ups and downs, but you know what, you make some pretty great friends and definitely increase your social life.

    I was in Alpha Delta Pi at Chico State and enjoyed it for a while but it got to be expensive and WAY too time consuming for me with full school load plus job. But anyway, I had a some great times. Enjoy!

  8. Smile. I laughed out loud too. You can make some great friends in those sororities, and I hope that you have a wonderful experience. Those waffles are making me crave some serious carbs! Thank you for sharing…here’s to a beautiful weekend! You deserve it.

  9. Love this post! Sounds like you are super busy and taking advantage of all that your new life/school/city has to offer. I’m proud of you! And I think it’s wise of you to know yourself well enough to surround yourself with new friends. People you can trust and spend time with. xoxo

  10. Congrats on joining the sorority. If it makes you happy, that’s all that matters.

    The pumpkin pancakes look great, though I’m starting to feel pumpkin overload. Maybe that’s just me.

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