We have arrived.
During my freshman year, it was announced that my class – 2011, holla! – would be the first senior class to live in the senior apartments. If there was no other reason to stay, this was it (but there were plenty others – I ❤ my college!).
Ready for the grand tour??
My room looks out at that fountain. I will never need one of those “gentle sound-making machines” – I have the real thing!
Welcome to our house!
First things first:
Now walk with me down the hall…
To my room 🙂
Of course, the necessities:
I promise a more in depth tour of the kitchen is to come! But now, let’s get to the good stuff: food.
The inaugural bowl of oats:
1/4 c. scottish oats
3/4 c. almond milk
1 T cocoa
1/4-1/2 tsp. instant espresso
dash of sea salt
1 banana, sliced
Espresso really brings out the richness of the cocoa – I use it in ever chocolate thing I bake! But for the love of all things caffeinated, do not drink instant espresso. That is just not what it’s for.
My first apartment-cooked meal involved one of my bulk bin purchases from Whole Foods:
French lentils. Aren’t they pretty?!
A quarter cup of those into a pot with:
a cup of frozen kale. Add some sea salt, pepper, and herbes de provence, and bam!
Lentil stew with a side of whole grain toast. So blissfully far from the limp salad I ate daily in the dining hall, I could cry with happiness.
I am slowly gathering all my necessary baking supplies together. My reusable silicon cupcake lines arrived in the mail today.
Time to go preheat the oven. It. is. ON.