In case you didn’t already know, the last week of classes has arrived. Let the dance parties and cheering commence!
Or maybe we should wait until after finals.
While I finish up the last of my essays, and squeeze in the last bit of studying for exams, I can’t help but get excited about the things I have the opportunity to do over winter break.
Aside from studying for the GRE and the LSAT (Eeeep, grad school!), and going to work, I will be reading, writing, and cooking.
Here are a few of my planned literary and culinary winter adventures:
- Reading “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I was recently at one of the Phoenix YMCA locations where they were holding a book sale. If there is ever a book sale, you know I am there. The paperback books were 50 cents, and the hardcover books were a dollar. This is where I found the Marquez book. I’ve heard wonderful things about the book and hope I’ll be able to finish it.
- Perfecting the art of making dough. I feel like once you know how to make the perfect dough, the world of baking has been unlocked, or you’ve been one-upped in the culinary sphere. I hope to make chicken pot pies, apple pies, and possibly some breads.
- Reading “Eat, Pray, Love.” Hopefully this will help with the dough-making. And just cooking and bubbly inspiration in general.
- Creating new and unique omelets. I have way too much fun putting random foods into omelets. I plan to continue this tradition.
- Reading Steve Martin’s “An Object of Beauty”. Steve Martin never ceases to amaze me. Growing up, I knew him solely as an actor in all of the movies that made me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. Then, I found out he was a musician. I shouldn’t be so surprised at this point, now that I have found out he is also a novelist.
- Reading Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven.” One of my history teachers from high school gave this book to me as a graduation gift. After all this time, I still have not had a chance to read it. This winter, I plan to make time for it. When I pulled the book off my shelf, I also discovered a Changing Hands gift card hidden in the pages–it’s my lucky day!
- Finding decadent holiday recipes. Chocolate. Fruit. That is all.
You can let me in on your winter break plans, or help me out with some recipes, at email@example.com or on Twitter @marie_eo.