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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    A Look Back.



A Fiesta and a Siesta.

Sorry for the late posting tonight.  Today was caaaraaaazy!  At the end of my 6 hour class I literally felt like I had been in there for days – what an adrenaline rush!  We started with our written final, which I was really nervous about.  This class was PACKED with information.  Despite my nerves, my studying paid off, and I ended up getting a 96 on the final – score!

Next we split into two groups – one doing knife cuts and one making sauces.  I had hoped to make my sauces first, but ended up in the knife cuts group.  I banged them out one by one, paying really close attention to detail since we had so much time to do them.  I ended up getting perfect 10’s on all but two of them (which were 9.5’s) – double score!

Last but certainly not lease – SAUCE time!  I was a nervous wreck.  It might have been the fastest 90 minutes of my life.  I felt like I was on a Food Network show or something – racing everywhere, shouting for people to grab things – general insanity.  But I ended up being the first in my group to finish, and one of the only people to finish on time.  I was soooo relieved when it was OVER!  Once everyone was finished, we had to scrub the classroom top to bottom, and it was a disaaaaster.  The line was covered in sauce, flour, butter, and other unidentifiable goop.

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The dish pit was a nightmare all day long – stacks of dishes so high that we had to start piling them on the floor!

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No pictures of actual food in class today – sorry!  I was way too busy making sauce to whip out the old camera.  We were so rushed to get in all the cooking and cleaning that we didn’t end up getting a lunch break.  I scarfed my sandwich down the minute I got to work!  After work, I got home to discover that Casey had bought a new toy for the kitchen!

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A french press coffee maker!!  Something it seriously wrong with our Cuisinart Grind & Brew – I think it is possessed by ghosts!  It keeps turning on by itself and going into grind mode out of nowhere.  I finally insisted we unplug it because I was afraid it was going to burn the house down!  Rather than replace our $200 coffee maker, Casey thought it might be fun to try french press for a while.  He gave me a short tutorial on how to use the new gadget.  First up – grind the beans.

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Then pour the grounds into the press, and top with measured boiling water.

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Wait four minutes, and pour…

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The coffee was delicious, and a nice treat after such a crazy long day.  This has been the craziest week ever with two huge exams and a cooking practical – I have ONE more gigantic project due on Monday, and then I am finally freeeeee from all this end-of-term madness. 

Originally I planned on buckling down and starting to tackle the project tonight, but I’m feeling really stuffy and I’m having massive allergy attacks.  I think a night off might end up being more beneficial than trying to push through.  So instead of doing school work, I decided to enjoy my coffee, make dinner with Casey, and relax on the couch and enjoy the new episode of Survivor!  Sometimes you just need a break, you know?

And what is more comforting and relaxing than MEXICAN FOOD?  Yum!

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We made brown rice with Mexican seasoning in the rice cooker.&#
160; On the stovetop I sautéed a pan of peppers and onions, and a pan of tofu marinated with cilantro, ginger, and orange juice. 

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Casey had his in tortillas, but I went for the salad option tonight.  I topped my spinach with all our Mexican goodies, as well as some spicy salsa and crumbled goat cheese.

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Mmmmmmmm.  Off to watch the newest season of Survivor with Casey, and hope that I wake up feeling a lot less stuffy and congested.  Allergy season is the WORST – can anyone recommend a good over-the-counter allergy fix??  I want to itch my nose and eyeballs straight off my face!

The EatSmart food scale giveaway ends tonight!!  Winner announced first thing tomorrow morning – see you then!

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