A few nights ago while doing homework and sipping hot tea, I admitted to myself how much I would like to have a chocolate chip cookie. Unfortunately, I admitted to myself that I would also like to pass chemistry. Hence, as finals loom just two weeks away, I have severely limited free time to be making cookies. To compromise between my conflicting desires, I threw together the batter as quickly and efficiently as possible with the ingredients that I had on hand. I settled for eating the dough instead of trekking down to the kitchen to actually bake it, allowing for sufficient time remaining to finish studying, brush my teeth, and get seven (maybe six and a half) hours of shut-eye. In my frantic rush to satiate my sanity and my to-do list, I would never have guessed how good this batch of cookies would turn out.
Thanks to a surprise gift containing a sack of flour and various other baking items, I was finally able to let my creative juices flow in our dorm room kitchen this morning, for the first time since AUGUST. I really don’t know how I survived.
Over the past few months, while I may not have been whipping things up in the kitchen, I have still been checking up on my favorite blogs over the occasional weekend, bookmarking recipes or ideas that are of interest. With a unopened can of pumpkin in front of me yesterday morning, my mind drifted back to a certain page that got me exceptionally excited.