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I haven’t had an entire week off since about July 2012 (before I started my full-time internship in early August 2012). I’m a bit of a control freak and a worrier so I never like to take time off and detatch from work. I had used about five of my twenty vacation days so far when I realized it was late September and I could only carry over 5 of those remaining days, I decided to take this week off and do nothing.
Well, I took this week off, but I didn’t do nothing, technically. I slept in most days to 8am (a good two hours later than I usually sleep!), which was nice. I kept track of my work email on my phone and as far as I could tell, no shit was hitting the fan at all. Which was nice. Very nice.
I love going to Jordan's blog to look for new, easy recipes to try. Since I was homebound today and feeling indulgent, I decided to make her “5-Minute Chocolate-Banana Cream Pie.” It really did take just five minutes to make, after which I let it sit in the fridge for about half an hour to “set.”
1. Slice up one and a half bananas and line the bottom of a pie crust.
2. Prepare the pudding with skim or whole milk and spread on top of the bananas.
3. Cover with Cool-Whip and then cover with chocolate chips or sprinkles, or whatever you like. I used multi-colored candies for Gay Pride Weekend.
4. Let set in the fridge for half an hour, then enjoy! Yum.
My friends know that I can make one kick-ass dish of Macaroni and Cheese, also that it’s one of my favorite foods in general. Everyone knows Whole Foods makes a decadent Mac’N’Cheese (I’d rate it a B or B+) but I decided to try a few others.
Five Napkin Burger: I’d read in an online review saying that their mac’n’cheese was to die for. I’d opted my first time at 5NB for the Blackened Shrimp Salad (also to die for) but when there once for dinner, I pushed aside my love for my salad, and ordered the mac’n’cheese. When it first arrived it looked like a small portion, but the narrow bowl is deep and the food is filling. It was incredibly creamy and the noodles were soft, but it could’ve used a bit more crunch at the top. I’d give it a B+.
Vynyl: While meeting for an early dinner with a new friend, he recommended that I order it as a side with another appetizer and I did just that. I ordered a side of mac’n’cheese with a bowl of butternut squash soup (another dish I love). This was another creamy dish that though small in size was more than enough for one person. It had a bit more crunch at the top, but still could’ve used more. With a dousing of pepper, this mac’n’cheese was almost perfect. I’d give it an A-.
Despite reading a heinous review, I’m still tempted to try the mac’n’cheese at Film Center Cafe and I need to head down to S’Mac Bar sometime in the near future. Where else is there to-die-for mac’n’cheese in the city?