#OMGBANDOAGENDA

posted on: May 19, 2015

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My life is currently like a clay pigeon that someone has shot to smithereens. I let my blog slide these past few months, when I specifically set out to make 2015 the Year of the Blog. My health has also gone wayside (see my last post on finals week for further explanation). I’ve let my negativity affect me and the overall quality of my work. The whole situation is shameful, and it’s got to stop. Here are some of the steps I’m taking to remedy these issues.
  1. “Buy yourself a freaking planner already!” – me, muttering to myself on a weekly basis since January. This was my first attempt going with the paperless planner deal. IT IS NOT WORKING. I finally settled on the large version of the epically adorable ban.do agenda, which I preordered pre finals week. Mainly because it’s cute, but also because it’s much larger than my previous Moleskine planners. I can finally organize my life again, you guys! Also, my pictures cannot capture how perfect this agenda is.
  2. Connect with like-minded individuals on a personal level. This basically means that I’ve been scouting blogs and making a list of ladies that I really feel a connection to. Then, I’m going to force them into friendship with me. In the words of Mindy Lahiri, “I do this with guys all the time.” True story.
  3. Work towards posting consistently… And creating quality content. I pride myself on putting out quality work, but I don’t feel like I’ve been doing that these past few months. If you guys have been around for a long time, THANK YOU. Like, seriously. All the thank you ever.

Hooray for Friday 5.15.15

posted on: May 15, 2015

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 I’m sure I don’t need to tell anybody, but it’s Friday! Even though I’ve been in permanent vacation mode since last Friday, my nerves were a little frayed from waiting for final grades. Now that grades are in, I’ve been sleeping like a rock and catching up on my favorite TV shows. It’s been a fun week! Here are some of my favorite odds and ends from around the web:
Adulting is hard. Fortunately, there’s an ultimate guide to being an adult.
This apartment is so dreamy!
The funniest reaction to Chris Evans on the set of Captain America: Civil War.
It’s the season finale of SNL tomorrow! I don’t even know what to do with myself after.
Excuse me while I fangirl over these Agent Carter shirts (here and here).
Forget getting your body bikini ready! Get yours caftan body by summer!
Keiko’s new blog design is gorgeous!
A long list of movies to help you through your quarter life crisis.
How I felt when The Mindy Project was cancelled.
But then I heard that it got renewed on Hulu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also super stoked for this new cookbook by Angela.

Skillet Mac & Cheese

posted on: May 14, 2015

The easiest skillet mac and cheese recipe

The easiest skillet mac and cheese recipe

There comes a time in one’s life when one has to actively resist punching people in the face. Because said people are so. Very. Stupid. And the stupid just keeps spewing out like Old Faithful with no end in sight. Those are the days when I go around quoting Hades (a la Disney’s Hercules) saying, “Memo to me, maim you after my meeting.

It’s days like these that I have to go lift some weights, make mac and cheese, and then eat said mac and cheese while watching a movie. Really, it’s the little things that keep you sane.

The easiest skillet mac and cheese recipe

The easiest skillet mac and cheese recipe

Skillet Mac & Cheese

serves 1-2

  • 2 oz fettuccine, boiled and drained
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cup milk (2% or whole)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4-5 oz assorted cheese, shredded (I used gouda, asiago, mozzarella, and provolone)

Notes: If your skillet is deep enough, which mine wasn’t, you can boil your pasta in it. Then you can drain it and set it aside.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Using a small skillet (mine has a 7 in. diameter, I believe), heat the oil in it. Then add the flour, and whisk vigorously for 4-5 minutes. Pour in the milk while continuing to whisk. The clumps should begin to break up and the sauce should thicken. Add the salt, nutmeg, and cheese. Toss in the fettuccine and stir. Place the skillet in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the top turns golden brown.

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