Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Final Countdown

Hello fellow bloggers.  I'd like to apologize for my long absence from the blogosphere.  Believe it or not I did have a couple posts drafted up but I ran out of time to finish them before they became irrelevant.  However, I believe that with each new year, even a new school year, is a chance to start over.  So here we go!

This term is especially excitingly nerve-racking for me as my official graduation date is November 23, 2013.  That's this year!! In like 3 months!  The past year has gone by so fast and I can't believe that I'm about to earn a degree.  This wasn't always the plan though.  Originally, when I graduated high school in 2012, last year I guess......, I intended on completing the Bachelors program in Baking and Pastry.  As I moved rather quickly through the Associates program, which is required before the Bachelors program, I realized that college is very expensive and so is opening a bakery.  With that in mind, I started researching other colleges to find a managerial program at a cheaper price.  Don't get me wrong, I have loved every second at Johnson and Wales, minus the obvious distance from my loved ones.  I have gotten to know one of my best friends and learned valuable skills for the food industry.  I hope that my decision to continue my education closer to home will benefit me in the long run.

This term I've had the unique opportunity to become involved in a new cooperative housing option with Johnson and Wales.  It's called the Centennial House, which is fitting considering this year JWU is celebrating 100 years and this Fall is the first time the house is open and available to students.  I'm really excited to spend a couple months in this house.  Also, that means that I get to post more while I'm at school because we have this beautiful kitchen!

The first recipe I have for this school year is very simple and relatively cheap.  You only need three ingredients!  It's the perfect late night snack, or post workout meal.

Protein Sandwich
Yield: 1 sandwich

You will need:

2 slices of whole grain bread
Peanut butter
1 banana


Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread.  Slice the banana on top, covering as much as possible.  Spread Nutella on the other slice of bread.  Squish the two pieces of bread together and enjoy!!