I drove an excruciatingly long 30 minutes home, took a cold shower, put on my summeriest dress, and cracked open a Tusker that I’ve been saving for a month!!
Actually, I only had half of the beer because I (generously!) split it with Matt so he could try and review it for Brew + Bake. Find his comments here: Beer Review – Tusker. (Speaking of Tusker, check out Kelly’s latest post from our trip: Tea Time: Deforestation, Drought and Death.
Tusker the Kenyan beer opener elephant liked it too
Lunch @ EF
Biochem is D.O.N.E. Actually FOUR SEMESTERS IN A ROW OF CHEMISTRY ARE OVER!!!! I really am kinda in shock. Chemistry was the #1 reason why I did not want to do nutrition, and I can honestly say it went by so fast I don’t even remember it. I really (really) could have skipped the year of Gen Chem – what a waste of my life. I didn’t learn anything I didn’t remember from high school. But Orgo and Biochem were both challenging, but relevant. I am sure glad they’re over! Those of you who are contemplating going back for your R.D. – DO IT. The sciences are not as bad as they seem.
After my 2.5 hour draining exam (I wrote a whole blue book 🙂 ), I called my mom and chatted while I walked around campus and then headed to EarthFare to study for exam #2. I got a cappuccino as a snack! Lots of frothy milk.
Sooner or later, Kelsey and Lauri appeared after they took the Food Science exam and we all had lunch. I got a big ol’ salad.
I don’t really remember all the toppings, but the highlight was that green Indian paneer in the upper left. It was awesome! And the soy nugget on top – I love these for some reason! I don’t really like chicken nuggets at all (never have) but these have the best texture.
The salad had fruit, wheatberries, corn salad, pasta slaad, nugget, sprouts, pecans, salmon, peas, indian chicken, paneer, and a base of raw veggies + romaine.
For dessert I had a little soy pudding! It was awesome.
After lunch, Lauri and I went for an hour and a half walk!! We memorized so much stuff and got some good exercise in the process. I’m going to miss our study walks!
Exam #2 = guf, guf, guf! No further comments.
Right before I left I had a little of this delightful granola that Kelsey made at a summer starter! (She took some to her profs too 🙂 )
It was awesome! I ate those yummy yogurt pretzels and about 1/4 cup of the granola.
KERF Does Take-Out
So dinner tonight. We have been planning to get take-out tonight for about THREE WEEKS! Who plans to get take-out in advance!? Us. And you don’t even want to know how much I debated where to get it and what to get! I just don’t care for take-out. First of all, it’s SO expensive!!! I’d rather have a sandwich and save money to buy nut butters than have a $20 take-out meal. And it’s a hassle to go get it! We have cans of beans in our pantry that take less time to turn into a meal (i.e. last night). BUT, it was fun, and I really can’t complain about the clean-up. (Although I felt horribly wasteful with all the trash…)
We decided it was most practical to patronize the Chinese restaurant right near our house. According to CitySearch (yes, I looked it up), it’s one of the best Chinese restaurants in CLT.
I decided on the Bean Curd + Veggies in a Brown Sauce. I tried to get the sauce on the side, but the lady on the phone didn’t recommend it because they cook the dish in the sauce so I just said OK. I had about 1/4 of my portion and added on some duck sauce and spicy mustard (my favorite). The tofu was definitely fried, and it actually wasn’t that great. It wasn’t bad, but it was bland and salty, and there was too much gel sauce. I wish I had now gotten the sauce on the side! I would have enjoyed it more.
Matt got a spicy shrimp dish that was way better than mine. It had much more flavor! And I love broccoli in sautéed ethnic dishes.
I was thrilled to hear they had brown rice!! We also split a small spring roll.
I actually didn’t finish it all. I decided it wasn’t worth finishing and was getting full. Go me for stopping to listen and leaving something on my plate (something I have a hard time doing).
The best part!
Fortune cookies have changed. It was much more vanilla wafer than they used to be! Sweeter.
I hope tomorrow is fun!!! We’re headed to Charleston right after I come home from my Food Science presentation for a big wedding weekend of our friend from college!
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537. Leah | May 1st, 2009 at 10:57 am
Thanks for such a fresh, positive, and uplifting blog! I love greek yogurt mixed with fresh berries and a sprinkling of granola.
Leah, send me an email to KathEats at Gmail with your name and address 🙂
I am off to RELAX!! Perhaps start a book. Every time I finish a semester all I want to do is read something with a great plot!!
And I’ve got soooooooooo much blog reading to do!! I haven’t caught up on blogs since my trip to Africa…. that’s on my summer to-do list!
But at 9:00 Matt (Larbs’ Matt) is arriving to spend the night with us!! I’ve got an 8am early presentation and then we’re off to Charleston. I’ll probably blog ‘round 9 when I get home from school.