Oi. Bozhe moi. How is it that I feel like I spend my days doing nothing, but I feel like I never have enough time to blog? Riddle me that, dear blogonauts. Over the summer, when I probably did more things on a daily basis, it was hardly a problem, but now, I really need to carve out a chunk of time to write. How do you make time for blogging?
Sorry, kids, but Ima back-track again. Just because I feel like your lives will be better should you see the marvelous concoctions I have created and consumed. Poekhali! (Let’s go!)
Apple breakfast surprise:
I chopped up my apple, and cooked it in hot milk, added a little wee bit of oatmeal to the pot, and topped with a tonnn of cinnamon and some peanut butter. NOM. Superyumdelicious.
I had to buy a bagful of sweet treats to bribe my teenage class to behave at least half-decently (it takes us about 2 hours to get through 1 page because I have to make them stop hitting each other, stop chatting in Russian, and to stop stealing Anya’s things. Sheesh. I am never having children). I tried one (or two?) of the “creme brulee swan souffle” treats. “Souffle” is sort of a general term for a “fluffy” candy–it is sort of marshmallow-y inside…
We also took a mini-break from our evening sandwiches and had just meatsticks (pork chops), salad, and mashed potatoes for a couple days… A nice break, but our dinners are extremely monotonous, overall.
Last Friday I had a wild craving for spaghetti at lunchtime. I popped down to the shop (hee hee) and bought some spaghetti-makin’ supplies and then some.
The “and then some” would include Fage Fake Twin Pots, some gigantic apples, and Alenka mini-chocolates.
Alenka chocolate is super famous in Russia. I’m not quite sure why… But, how could you say no to this face??
My pasta sauce made me very happy. It had the cutest label ever. And, it was all natural! Definitely a feel-good kind of buy. Since I’m guessing you can’t read the label, it just says how they make the sauce (there are 10 tomatoes in each jar, they use fresh basil, Italian olive oil, etc. It’s pretty sweet, overall) and the very plain-jane ingredient list: tomatoes (75%), tomato paste (14%), onion, sugar, lemon juice, garlic paste (garlic, oil, salt), olive oil, salt, basil, oregano, parsley, black pepper.
But, of course, I only used this as a base. I also tossed another tomato, a shredded carrot, a diced onion, a couple cloves of garlic, a yellow pepper, and some crushed red pepper into the mix. Holy monkeys, the result was awesome. As in, lick not just the plate clean, but the pan, too. Yes, that good.
I am so happy I made a lot at once, because now I have a tasty an ready-made dish to eat!
The day after I made a really good breakfast sandwich: egg whites, tomato, and Tabasco in grilled pita. (I couldn’t fit all the egg in the pita, so I had 1 more egg white on the side.)
I just gotta say, this girl knows how to do breakfast.
Eek! I just realized that it is 1 a.m.! Sorry to roll out in the middle of things, but I have to leave to teach early in the morning… Ima leave the rest till tomorrow (hopefully. It is kind of a busy day…), where you can see the Birthday Extravaganza goodtimes. For realz. Until then, my friends!
My bag o’ bribes for my teen class totally reminds me of trick-or-treat. How are you celebrating Halloween? What will your costume be? What is your all-time favorite costume? Do you make or buy your costumes?
Well, for me, I am a bit stuck this year–Russians don’t really do Halloween so much. I am invited to another teacher’s party, however, I don’t have any ideas (or supplies) for a costume. Yikes! (If you’ve got an idea, sock it to me, sweetie!) Anyways, I think my favorite Halloween costume was a sandwich. Yup. I also had a really-freakin-sweet parrot costume when I was little. I am proud to say that every costume I’ve ever worn was homemade. My momma is an incredible sewer/seamstress, so I’ve had custom costumes from the get-go.