The semester is finally really starting up. My classes are in full swing. I’ve got plenty of assignments to keep me busy. I’ve started shadowing a local pediatrician. My first day was last week, and I absolutely loved it. And my research job is getting underway. I, along with two professors, am studying abortion discourse in Kenya revolving around their new constitution which has a more progressive abortion law (although abortion is still illegal there except when the health of the mother is at stake).
A busy girl needs lots of fuel, so here’s a few of my recent eats:
Friday, my roommate (and amazing friend), Emma bought a popcorn popper. You just pour kernels in and it pops them! Besides getting to eat delicious (and healthy) popcorn, you also get the added entertainment of watching popcorn fly from the chute. This girl is easily entertained, obviously.
This morning’s breakfast: pumpkin pie oats! I love that canned pumpkin is finally hitting the shelves! This oatmeal consisted of 1/2 cup oats cooked in 1 1/2 cups water on the stove. Once my oats were at the thick, pasty consistency I love, I added 1/2 cup pure canned pumpkin puree, 2 tsp cinnamon (I love cinnamon!), and a packet of splenda.
Now, what is that shiny stuff on top of my oatmeal? MAPLE SYRUP! I drizzled maple syrup on top of my oats, and microwaved the whole bowl for about 15 seconds to warm up the syrup. The syrup takes this bowl of oatmeal from amazing to “omg I love fall and pumpkin and syrup in all its glorious amazingnessssssssss.“
This evening’s dinner: a grilled chicken breast, shredded and combined with about 2 cups of sauteed veggies (bell peppers, brocolli, carrots, mushrooms) and topped with a lot of Parmesan cheese. I love pairing tons of veggies with any form of protein.
Alright, well I have a lot of background reading to tackle for my research project, so everyone enjoy their Monday evening! Dancing with the Stars premieres tonight! <—- totally going to use this as a homework distraction.
Have you eaten any foods recently that remind you of fall or the holiday season?
Do you use television as a distraction?
What show are you super excited for this fall?