I can say with almost 90% certainty that yesterday and today have been the most boring days of my life. They are result of either poor planning or wealth gone wrong. Long story short: I’m stranded.
I wish I could say I was stranded on a tropical, mysterious (ahem still know NOTHING about) island surrounded by sexy men. Read:
Instead, I’m stuck in my parents house on 2 acres (in the middle of nowhere) with no connection to civilization. Read: No vehicle/transit in a place like this…
Beautiful place to live, great for parties, but sadly no where to go within walking distance.
As a result of the fact that I feel a little bit like this:
I’ve been trying to entertain myself in a few ways:
1. Snacking pretty much all day, to the point where I literally feel ill.
2. Watching many episodes of (as in 13 episodes in 1.5 days) of
Vampire Diaries. Woah PRETTY men! Definitely beat Edward Cullen in the hot factor.
Case in point:
Just plain pretty. Show’s not bad either…
3.Taking long naps. Enough said.
4. Taking random pictures of food:
Because that’s how I roll…
5. Making things: Creme Brulee
Sounds fancy and difficult… it’s really not.
When I walked into the house upon arriving, the first thing my dad did was show me the new ramekins only to ask “can you make creme brulee?” Don’t have to ask me twice. I’m a sucker for feeding people.
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
5 egg yolks
sugar for the top
Preheat oven to 275. Combine the cream, sugar, vanilla and egg yolks in a bowl.
Place ramekins into a deep pan (I used a roasting pan) so you can create a water bath. Pour cream mixture into 4-6 ramekins.
Fill roasting pan with warm water to cover the ramekins about half way with water.
Bake for 45-60 mins or until cream doesn’t jiggle anymore.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours but recommend overnight.
Once it’s ready to serve, sprinkle with sugar (about a teaspoon or so) and using a small kitchen torch, burn the sugar. If you don’t have a torch, you can also use your broiler!
Crack the top and enjoy like she does:
Basically, I feel like I’m trapped on a dessert, not a desert island. I’m not sure how much more my tummy can handle. Thankfully, this weekend I will make my way to the DESERT for some fun times in
Only to make my way back to Ithaca next week.
Never thought I’d say this but I actually am ready (and maybe a bit anxious/excited) to go back to upstate NY. Who am I?!?!