Life has been busy lately. Then again, when isn't it!? I've been doing some cooking here and there, mostly trying to take advantage of when I DO have time to cook by cooking things that last for a while/make lots of leftovers. For example, last Sunday, I made a big lasagna. It made for a nice Sunday meal, and excellent lunch leftovers for the week.
Today, I made chicken and dumplings in the crock pot-so delicious! It's definitely one of my favorite crock pot meals, but I don't make it often. I essentially followed this recipe, though I was mostly winging it until I found that recipe for timing. Also, instead of making biscuits, I use those premade ones from a tube. All you do it cut them into little chunks and put them into the crock pot for the last 30 minutes or so of cooking. If you're a fan of soggy bread type things (french toast, bread pudding, etc.) like I am, you will love chicken and dumplings! It reminds me of the inside of chicken pot pie meets savory french toast.
I can hardly believe it, but I'm now two weeks away from graduation! The school district I'm in actually has spring break this coming week, so I have the week off, followed by a last week of interning, and then graduation on the 16th. I realized today that I'll have to change my header in a few weeks! I will no longer be a graduate student taking on food, home, and other creative endeavors. Crazy. I've identified as a student for so long, it's going to be a huge transition. I'll certainly still be creating,I'll just have to figure out what I want to put in front of that :-)
I'm seriously looking forward to the week off ahead of me. I have a lot of things to wrap up for graduation, a big final research presentation for my department, and a job interview (!), but I plan on including as much cooking as possible, plus making some tweaks to the apartment. It is definitely ready for some spring cleaning and updating.