I made fish tacos with red cabbage slaw for dinner last night. I haven't had red cabbage since the summer, and I forgot how beautiful it is. The outside was almost iridescent and the inside is gorgeous. I almost wanted to slice the whole thing just to keep seeing the purple ribbony slices come out.
My fish tacos were good, but not nearly as good as some of the ones you can find around Austin. Dinner just turned out to be me compiling a long list of things I miss about living in Austin including fish tacos, breakfast tacos, the Alamo Drafthouse, sunday night family dinners, and most of all, my boyfriend.
I baked cookies last Monday to mail off to Eric (they were a surprise so I didn't want make this post before he received them.) As I was mixing ingredients, I realized I had less than a tablespoon of vanilla to add..eek. I ended up subbing in about 1/8 tbsp almond extract and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. OMG SO GOOD. No, seriously. So chewy and I love the hint of almond!
I put waaaaaay more chocolate chips than called for: 2 cups chocolate chips and 1 cup toffee pieces. I've posted the recipe in the comments section.
Back in gainesville, I made my first 8 foot bulletin board out of some material I found at Lowes. I painted the board a really pretty sky blueish turquoise, but I don't think I have a single picture of it.
In Charleston, I did the same thing, but I made a square out of a piece of material at Lowes and painted it white. (note the countdown til gainesville at the bottom, the satchel's pizza sticker, some crappy band stickers, and the Fest V koozie)
I recycled this board and painted it pea green for my office:
remember these? My mom used to make them when I was little and I still love them. I was really craving cookies the other day and didn't have any eggs, so this happened. Mine have organic large rolled oats and organic peanut butter in them, so they're trashy and snobby.