Imagine that you are given this extremely difficult choice. Someone walks in with a box of Samoas in one hand, and a box of fresh donuts in the other, and forces you to choose. The horror!
Well, if you ever get caught in such an ominous and mysterious predicament (hey, you never know) you won’t have to choose, because Girl Scout cookies and donuts have finally combined forces to create the Samoas donut! You take a wonderfully fluffy donut with ever so slightly crispy edges, then smother it in a sticky coconut caramel glaze, then drizzle on ample amounts of chocolate…
Suddenly the world looks a little brighter, doesn’t it? At least your outlook on waking up for breakfast looks a little brighter. I pair this with a cup of black coffee, and I’m the happiest person alive.
For longtime readers, I’m sorry; I know I haven’t updated in a long long time. I could use the excuse of just starting medical school, but even that’s not a very good excuse because there are tons of med student bloggers out there. But seriously, I guarantee you that those other bloggers must be secret time-warping aliens. There were days during my first semester where I barely had time to scrounge together coffee and instant noodles, let alone testing recipes and then standing on chairs to photograph my food from aesthetically pleasing angles. But now it’s spring break, which means I have come across the wonderful land of horseback riding, naps, endless amounts of Law and Order: SVU, and donuts.
I jest though; medical school is actually pretty awesome. In fact it is a bit like Hogwarts, in that you get a class of really unique and amazing people whose primary job is to memorize loads of information with Latin roots. Well, medical school is Hogwarts minus the part about Voldemort trying to kill you most the time and adding excessive amounts of caffeine.
I also had my first winter! Coming from California, where weather consists of 95% perfect sun is shining 70 degrees all the time and 5% light drizzle/fog, I was royally unprepared for a true Midwest winter. Winter is breathtakingly beautiful if you are looking at it from inside a house, snuggled up to a warm puppy and a mug of hot coffee. If you’re outside in this thing called winter, it feels like someone is torturing you by rudely shoving ice up and down your face all day long. I suppose winter is a good excuse for not updating, because if I had updated this blog with stuff I ate during the winter, it would have read something like this: Topic 1 – soup, Topic 2 – soup, Topic 3 – more soup, Topic 4 – still more soup, etc, etc…which would not have been soup-er interesting.
But for now the snow is melting and spring is almost here (I have never seen anything more beautiful than spring after the snow!) and we can stop eating soup and start eating Samoas donuts. That could be a a pretty artsy book title, right? Springtime in Samoa Donut-land. I’d buy that book.