So this is my first semester of college living in my own apartment without a meal plan from the university. While this is great for me (i had enough money left over last semester for campus food to buy an ipad) it is still hard to get used to. While I love to cook and bake, having time to do these things is rare during the week.
This week I tried to mentally prepare meals in my head throughout the day so I could prevent the blank stare into my pantry and fridge, but it is still a struggle to come up with 3 meals a day! Here are some simple meals I eventually came up with that lasted me throughout the week:
Greek Quinoa Salad – made enough to have leftovers twice!
Chickpea Lettuce Wraps – filling and easy to assemble
Salmon Burgers – bought frozen from Sam’s Club
Pasta – Made the whole bag and added different flavor combos throughout the week (marinara, butter and cheese, veggie… hot and cold)
Any other college friendly recipes you want to share?
PS – It is fig season!! Second favorite seasonal fruit, honey crisp apples are around the corner!
Monday began my first day of Junior year at SLU. Pretty weird that I only have two years left of college, and only 1.5 years left at SLU since I will be abroad next semester. So far I am loving all my classes and my schedule. I have continued my internship with GOTRSTL and had a fun time meeting all the new coaches at the training this past Sunday. GOTR is a great organization for young girls and women who support giving confidence to young women as they mature in a world full of negative body image problems.
Another huge part of my life has been directed towards sorority recruitment. Practices are every night for 4-5 hours at a time and for someone who gets up early to run in the morning, it is getting a little exhausting. Good news is I have plenty of time in the mornings now so I can sleep in if I need to! 🙂
Hope you are enjoying the end of summer!
Oh, hey blog! It’s been so long seen we have hung out.
What have I been up to? Well, I finished my summer calculus class and booked it to Chicago the night after my final!
I got to see my besties Mel and Allie and go to my first Lollapalooza weekend, which was da bomb!
We saw some of my favorite bands – Mumford and Sons, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Matt and Kim, New Pornographers, Blitzen Trapper…Just to name a few. It was a crazy experience with over 80,000 people at Grant Park for 3 days straight. I had a blast, and can’t wait until next year!
I then met up with some friends Laura and Charlotte who live in the suburbs of Chicago to shop and eat yummy food. We all met at our first year at Denison, and then we all went our separate ways the next year so it is always fun to see them and catch up. We are also all foodies so I always look forward to visiting them because I leave well fed 🙂
Laura took me to the modern art museum that I fell in love with!
Since Chicago I have been home in KC, road tripped to Arkansas for my grandma’s birthday and moved some more things to my apartment in STL. I have a week until classes start, yikes bikes!
remember what i said about not letting anxiety take the best of me? easier said than done. so, to take my mind off of the stress here is some daydreaming for ya
lollapalooza this weekend!