Thursday, February 24, 2011

Week 7

I really don't have a ton to report on, even though I've been MIA for the past few weeks.

I've cleaned out the drawers of my nightstand, but not cleaned off the top yet so I'm getting there but can't cross it off the list yet.

I did discover an adult dance class on Tuesday nights that is close to me, so I may start doing that soon. I have a little more investigating to do on that.

I want to go shopping for a devotional journal so that I can start working on that one.

We have started talking about family vacation with my family, so that is something that will probably go into the works this summer to actually happen after my residency ends.

So far I've cooked two days in a row, but I know I'm not going to make two straight weeks because of Jeff's birthday. I normally don't consider leftovers to be cooking, but I also realize that if I actually cook for 14 days, there's going to be no room for anything else because of leftovers. So I think I'm going to modify that goal to be "eat at home every day for two weeks".

I'm working on getting stuff sorted so I can start giving stuff away. I probably have about half a box of stuff but I actually have to get it all packed up, fill the box the rest of the way, and take it to give it away.

I did try two new recipes so that gets me almost to that goal. I think I'm only lacking one new thing now, and I have a nice long list of stuff I want to do in the next week or two, so that one should be able to be crossed off soon!

I am excited about the coming weeks/months because trying new spiritual disciplines will be facilitated by CPE stuff. Stay tuned for more about that.

So that's where I am with my list. I feel like I'm making some good progress and I'm looking forward to crossing more things off the list!

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever had bread and butter pudding? It's the ultimate comfort food dessert - serve with custard, cream or ice cream (or eat it alone!).

    1oz butter
    8 thin slices white bread
    2oz sultanas
    2 tsp cinnamon powder
    12fl oz whole milk
    2fl oz double cream
    2 free-range eggs
    25g/1oz granulated sugar
    nutmeg, grated, to taste

    1. Grease a pie dish.
    2. Butter the bread. Cut the crusts off if you want (I like them on).
    3. Layer bread in dish, adding sultanas with each layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you want also (I don't).
    4. Warm milk and cream together (I don't use the full amount of cream; you can make this with just milk if you don't have any cream) in a pan but don't boil.
    5. Whisk eggs together with most of the sugar, then add to the pan of milk. Stir! (this is your custard).
    6. Pour custard over bread in pie dish.
    7. Sprinkle on the rest of the sugar (or use brown sugar, my favourite!).
    8. Bake at 355F for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.

    There are lots of variations; sometimes I spread honey on the bread rather than butter which is delicious. You may not need as much sugar as bread in the US contains sugars whereas it doesn't in the UK.

    It's beautiful.