What’s that sound? O just the sound of tumbleweed and dust rolling past….yes i understand us Bellas have been slacking on our blogger duties!! It’s hard to find motivation to blog when I am at work most days and not making much meals besides quick and easy fixes.
Or jumping into Chipotle for this delicious monstrosity
Can you tell I’m in love?
There’s something about guac and warm black beans that make a salad pop! The secret to getting a humungo salad? Ask for extra lettuce at the beginning of the assembly line, and then ask for additional shredded lettuce at the end of the assembly line :) Which is why u can’t see any of the fixings in the pic. A salad fit for any beast
However, I am still reading all of your lovely posts on my google reader! Even if I am not commenting as frequently, usually because I am reading as I quickly eat a bowl of cereal and rush out the door to catch my ride to work or reading as I am about to fall asleep from a long work day :)
I can’t believe summer is already more than half way done!! Where did the time go? To be honest though I cannot wait for Fall semester! SENIOR YEAR YIKES! But I’m excited for all the new things waiting for me-
1. My new apartment with the lovely Bella Christina which includes the nearby farmers market, the vegan restaurants, local flair etc and of course using it all for the blogs with new recipes and fresh ingredients/restaurant yummies
2. My new classes- of course this will soon grow tiring and i will hate them with a vengence come midterms :)
3. Senior year- I’ve decided to live every day to the fullest. The past three years I’ve studied my a$$ off and put off a lot due to studies which in a way is yes what we’re going to college for but I also think I missed a lot of great opportunities. Next year I fully intend to embrace my college years into what I hope to be an amazing last year at Umich.
I’m also nervous about many things like
1. Physician Assistant Grad School Applications/Interviews (as well as taking the GRE within the coming month)
2. Leaving Christina- having lived with her for what is going to be our 4th year, I can’t imagine living a life without her. These past 3 months have been hard as is!!
Wow thats a lot of future talk…no matter how much u plan for the future, it always hits u with surprises, so I’m going to plan, but also live in the moment as much as I can (if that makes sense)
I was plenty surprised when Mama Bella cut into our watermelon and got this
excuse me but is that pineapple? Nope just yellow watermelon! I’ve never seen this before so I was quite intrigued. According to google search, yellow watermelon is sweeter than its red counterpart and a bit like honey
This was very blah and not sweet at all. Just tasted like water. Sigh. However, not wanting to waste it, I’ve decided to help my mom polish it off.
Meanwhile, she went out and bought a lovely red watermelon and pickled the rinds.
Did you know that the rinds of a watermelon are very nutrient packed! It’s actually healthier than the watermelon “meat” itself. It is full of vital vitamins and minerals like Vit C, B6, A, Magnesium and Potassium. Next time you have watermelon, consider pickling them as you do with cucumbers! First you cut off the green skin which is inedible and leave the yellowish rind part and then marinate it with your pickling seasonings of choice. My mom sprinkles in salt, vinegar and some other stuff I’m not quite sure I would have to ask her, and then lets it sit for a day to soak up the flavor. I grew up on this stuff when I was younger. It’s a great snack and a great way to reduce waste!
There has been a lot of fruit loving lately on the blogosphere. This is what I love about the warm weather- wonderful fresh fruit aplenty!
I wish I had some amazing new recipe to show you but alas my lazy bootie hasn’t done much of anything innovative in the kitch much lately :( I however, will post about my instant curry veggies dinner that I’ve created and been enjoying sometime in the future.
Other things to look forward to is a Bella C & L reunion in two weeks :) when this Bella turns the Big 2-1! Crazy shanigans and much Bella times to commence.
I love all of u bloggarinos- we haven’t forgotten you! I can’t wait to start blogging a lot more when we get the two Bellas back together in our kitchen!
Does the future scare you? Or do you like living not knowing what’s coming?
Have you ever had a yellow watermelon? Was yours sweet?
What are you most looking forward to?
Also, I’ve been kinda obsessed with carrots lately and have been eating them by the pound…no literally! I peel a whole lb bag and just nosh on them while studying, or watching tv every night. Anyone know if this is particularly bad for you? Personally raw carrots give me stomach issues- ie. bloated- but I’ve been taking the hit just cuz i can’t get enough of em. I should probably take a hiatus from it soon tho, because this bellas tummy isn’t feeling it too much :(