Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I think I'll move to France...

I think I will drop out of school, sell everything I have and move to France, where I will carry a French baguette in my purse, eat chocolate like it's my job, and pitch a tent at the top of the Eiffel Tower. I will wear totally awesome boots every day of my life and to fit in I won't shave. Definitely beats studying 13 hours a day...can you tell I've reached my limit?
Thankfully, I have a study buddy!

And this cutie (who is also a study buddy, but way better at staying concentrated for long periods of time. Like right now, he is studying away, I'm writing this post...) who takes me to get the Limited Edition Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake from Chik-fil-a (love love love makes me super happy). Definitely a highlight of the Christmas Season!

Also, it is freezing here! What happened to Christmas in shorts?

But, thankfully, I have this fur ball to keep my feet warm...and those lovely slipper socks. (By the way, I am wearing jeggings....can I please tell you that I LOVE them. The comfort of leggings the style of skinny jeans. The end.)

So because I have no life/time right now, and because it's, "31 degrees at the most famous beach in the world" (said the country music radio station this morning), I made Tomato Basil soup.  Even though I don't usually like tomato soup I have fond memories of it. It's like the winter wonderland food of choice. It just makes me think of winter and snow and grilled cheese and panera. I really liked this recipe. You should try it.

Tomato Basil Soup
Slightly adapted All Recipes 

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 18 fresh basil leaves, minced--  plus a couple dashes of dried basil, to taste
  • 1 heaping teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream (I used 1/2 cream and 1/2 skim milk)
  • 4 T butter
 In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add basil and sugar. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted.

I'm going to bed. Oops, I mean I'm going to study...

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