Retire My Goggles!

December 1, 2008

‘Cause I’m done with chem lab 👿 !!!! WHOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!


My professor took that photo :mrgreen:

Actually, today’s lab was the coolest we’ve done – probably intentionally. We made soap! But it was still too corrosive to use as such…

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I had an empty hollow in my stomach after lunch. I swear when I don’t have whole grains at lunch I have that feeling (and I don’t think the little bit of wheatberries was enough). You’d think the protein and fat from the salmon + cottage cheese and the fiber from the veggies + apple would be good enough, but something was just missing to completely take away my noontime hunger.

So when I got home at 4:30, I pulled out a frozen Homemade Oatmeal Snack Bar to have for a snack (so as to try to use stuff up instead of open the box cereal that I was craving.) Unfortunately a semester in the freezer gave this touches of freezer burn, but luckily the Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter covered that up pretty well.


With tea –


We ate dinner a little earlier tonight around 6:30. On the menu were Mushroom + Havarti Omelets!


The husband brought home some almost-bad mushrooms (he’s been rolling in the damaged food items this week – he also brought home a badly dented gallon of milk that was in the “throw out pile.” EF donates what food it can to the local food pantry, but sometimes they can’t get there in time and things get thrown out.) The mushrooms made a perfect complement to the omelets I had planned. Each omelet had 2 eggs, about an oz of shredded havarti and shrooms. Plus a dollop of Fage Total, which was so rich it went perfectly.


Extra shrooms on the side –


Plus a slice of GH Dakota toast with homemade pumpkin butter



I’m off to make some Organic flash cards. The lab is over, but the worst is yet to come in the class: Test IV and the Final Exam.

I hope I can squeeze in a little reading in bed too 😉

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1 BethT December 1, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Congrats on being done!! I hate labs. And when I think of people making soap, I always think of Fight Club…

Yummy omelet too!


2 Sharon December 1, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Hahaha, that looks like fun making soap!


3 Shelby December 1, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Congratulations on finishing!!!
Gorgeous dinner as well =)


4 Ashley C December 1, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Congrats on your last lab- that must be an amazing feeling! Good luck on your two final tests!


5 Rachel December 1, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Naw, you’ve gotta save your goggles for chopping onions! I always envy my science-y friends for that perk :)


6 Maggie December 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm

I LOVE that you are getting to use so much free food. Have you heard of the dumpster divers? It’s people that actually go through the dumpsters outside of grocery stores and salvage food that’s still good. Kind of gross, but your way is much more sanitary, hehe. I think it’s awesome and majorly environmentally friendly. Can’t wait to hear about the next thing the husband brings home! (Plus, you probably get to try all sorts of things you might not otherwise, like Fage Total – and if you don’t like it you don’t feel bad about throwing it out!)


7 Runeatrepeat December 1, 2008 at 8:05 pm

I have been craving eggs since I got a good recipe for a frittata this morning. That looks good!


8 VeggieGirl December 1, 2008 at 8:09 pm


I want your 4:30pm snack.


9 Mara December 1, 2008 at 8:12 pm


Dinner looks fabuloso!


10 Marianne December 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Congrats on surviving all your chem labs! I’m not looking forward to retaking chem next year when I’m back at school.


11 Megan December 1, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Love the goggles! Yummy dinner!


12 Laura December 1, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Kath – Your omelet looks fabulous! What an amazing dinner. Make sure to take a study break tonite and enjoy your reading.


13 Angela December 1, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Soap! That sounds like fun 😀

Congrats on being finished…you must feel wonderful right now….on cloud 9!



14 ashley (sweet & natural) December 1, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Havarti is one of my favorite sandwich cheeses! I never buy it though. I should start.


15 Lisa December 1, 2008 at 8:49 pm

If you like Havarti, you might like farmer cheese. Don’t be put off by the name. I used to work in a deli; I know my cheese!


16 HangryPants December 1, 2008 at 8:57 pm

yay for being done with chemistry!

I haven’t tried the dakota bread yet. Is it your favorite?


17 Halie December 1, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Congratulations on finishing Chem Lab!

Yummy mushrooms! My favorite! I think I’m part Hobbit, I love mushrooms so much :)


18 Kerry December 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Congrats on being done with chem lab. I did that soap lab last spring, and it was kind of neat. Hang in there with the rest of orgo!

I am looking forward to trying out your pumpkin butter recipe, it looks so good.


19 Victoria December 1, 2008 at 9:41 pm

Love breakfast for dinner, and mushroom frittatas are a fave of mine. Congrats on being done with chem lab! That must be a great feeling!


20 lexi December 1, 2008 at 9:46 pm

congratulations on finishing chem lab! i am very happy for you! the dinner looks really good! have a great night!

p.s thanks for letting me know, i cant fix what i dont realise! and i just wanted to say i am getting proffesional help. the blog is just a little extra healing place.


21 zestycook December 1, 2008 at 9:46 pm


Congrats on finishing up Chem. Now more time for KERF. Great looking dinner.



22 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) December 1, 2008 at 9:53 pm

I love mushrooms kath, yummy dinner choice husband!

and i must have forgottten to mention my love for your logo and bumper sticker. right on!


23 Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming) December 1, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Oh how fun! I love your photos from chem lab! Congrats on successfully finishing your last class!
BTW your Oatmeal snack bar looks bomb dot com. I must try it out soon!


24 Maureen December 1, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Yay end-of-lab-forever!! (although I love orgo lab so I can’t really understand your pleasure). Love those goggles–hot!


25 Rose December 1, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Ha! That’s hysterical that your prof took the photo of you – did he ask what it was for? And did you reply – for memories of your most favorite class? :)


26 daphna December 1, 2008 at 10:32 pm

That’s great that you’re done! So you only have to take a semester of o-chem, not a full year? Lucky you!!


27 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 1, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Yay for being done with chem lab!


28 K December 1, 2008 at 10:40 pm

I am very jealous of your goggles for chem. Haha – we have the WORST ones ever. They strap on your head but half the time they fall off and the other half (when they actually stay on) you get a crease on your face.

In food news….I love the sound of that omelet! Congrats on being done with Chem!! Must be a relief!


29 Biz319 December 1, 2008 at 10:44 pm

So glad that part of your life is over!

Good luck on the final part of the test. Because you are EXACTLY like my daughter will be in 10 years, I know you’ll do great!


30 amber December 1, 2008 at 11:24 pm

You omelets looks so perfect! What pans do you have?

Congratulations on finishing Chem Lab!


31 melissa December 1, 2008 at 11:26 pm

This is a question for all mushroom lovers. I have never liked mushrooms. I think because of the texture; however, I was wondering if there was a very palatable kind or way of preparing them that makes them less squishy and earthy? If kath or anyone has thoughts on shrooms for beginners, please let me know!


32 Justy2003 December 1, 2008 at 11:53 pm

Yay for being done with chem lab! I remember being soooo glad to be done with chemistry FOREVER.
Oh, and about the earlier post, I’m not a huge bumper sticker person, but I LOVE t-shirts 😀


33 Moran December 2, 2008 at 12:58 am

Congratulations! It is finally out of your way!


34 Kath December 2, 2008 at 7:45 am

Rachel ,
There’s no onion chopping in this house!

HangryPants ,
I think the High 5 Fiber is my favorite (the one with big flax seeds in it) but I also love the Honey Wheat.

lexi ,

Rose ,
I told him it was for my food blog – and that I wanted to show how FUN chemistry is to my readers!

daphna ,
I know – I do feel lucky about only one semester. But we crammed a year’s worth of material in (this was for nutrition peeps to squeeze it in)!! Just not in quite the detail of 2 semesters.

amber ,
Circulon. Love it!

melissa ,
Try them IN things before you try them by themselves. That’s how I learned. In sauces and such.



35 haya December 2, 2008 at 8:14 am

you don’t have to wear lab coats??


36 Kate Mc December 2, 2008 at 10:32 am

Kath, have you ever tried dill havarti, its a block of havarti with the herb dill in it. I’m not sure how they get the dill in there , but it is really yummy. I say score on the EF free goods. I worked in restaurants and delis and was always disturbed by how much is wasted. I am always bringing home leftovers that otherwise would have gone to waste.


37 Kath December 2, 2008 at 10:50 am

Kate Mc,
Yes, they have that cheese at EF – yum!



38 runjess December 2, 2008 at 11:56 am

I love your baked oatmeal snack bars. Thinking of making more tonight because I’m all out.

My last day of organic lab was one of the happiest of my life. Congratulations. Celebrate.


39 Kristina December 2, 2008 at 12:43 pm

MMM that omlet looks so delicous with those mushrooms. Really sounds good. So what exactly is fage, i hav seen it around your blog before, but have no idea what it is.


40 Jennifer December 2, 2008 at 4:03 pm

that looks like a DELISH dinner!


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