Trapped on a DESSERT island

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:

Desmond in the hatch

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.

Creme Brulee

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

Las Vegas

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?!?!


14 thoughts on “Trapped on a DESSERT island

  1. louisianagrown says:

    I like my life like this day in and day out. There’s nothing to do but eat, watch TV, and play on the internet out here!

  2. Erin says:

    wow… ready to c ome back to NY… you must be bored! This was a fun post! That’s one good thing about boredom you have time to give us other bored people something fun to read! 🙂 Hope your day gets less boring!!


  3. simplyshaka says:

    Wow gorgeous place but not being able to go anywhere sucks. Love the Lost references but I can see how you’re going stir crazy.

    Can you please take a nap and watch this season of Glee for me? Thanks 🙂

  4. jaclyn@todayslady says:

    Poor girl! Being stranded like that is not fun. At least you got to make creme brulee!!! I’ve always wanted to make it!!!! I love desserts in ramekins!!

    p.s. I’m so impressed that you own a kitchen torch!!

  5. sweetandsweat says:

    MMMM creme bruleeeeee. Your home looks amazing! But I can imagine getting a little island fever from staying in my home for too long. That’s when I know I need a cookie. But Las Vegas is definitely better than a cookie! HAVE FUNN!

  6. Karin says:

    Ok, I am really sorry that those days were super boring but that post probably just made my day (and it’s only 7:50am!).
    Desmond in the hatch. That reference made me giggle (and damn, I really need to catch up with Lost!).
    Oh and I once also watched about 5 episodes of Vampire Diaries in one day (workday that is). We don’t have to mention again that we’re bloggie twins. It’s just plain obvious. 😉
    And last but not least: Crème brûlée (and that amazing Amelie comment). sigh.. Simply amazing. 🙂

  7. Max says:

    I have to say, I found your recipe about 5 years ago and have been using it ever since! I just wanted to reach out and thank you for it! I started using this for my (then) boyfriend’s birthday and it’s seen us through 6 years of dating and now a few months of engagement! Cheers! xo

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