Recently, I stumbled on to Stephanie O'Dea's wonderful blog. She tried out a slow cooker challenge: to use her Crock-Pot every day of the year, for an entire year. And she did it! I admire her because she not only created recipes of her own, but wasn't afraid to post about her failures from that experiment. From her collection, I have tried out the five-layer brownies (twice!) and the brown sugar chicken recipes. Both have turned out super delicious, and I'm looking forward to using the slow cooker a lot more.When I go across the country to visit my family, I'm hoping that my boyfriend will pick up where I've left off with the slow cooking and he'll be a crock-pot master by the time I return!
According to the Official Google Blog, they are planning on phasing out Google Friend Connect (which Blogger currently provides a plugin for) and instead expecting users to use G+ instead for their connectivity. I'm all for this, when I set up my blog I was rather confused about the Friend Connect feature and hope that merging that function with G+ will make things smoother for everyone.
I have now finished my final undergraduate exams and am enjoying the long-awaited downtime. I haven't heard any response from the Education Faculty about the status of my application to PGCE- everyone I know who has applied has heard something so it is pretty frustrating but I'm trying to stay positive. Skyrim has just released, along with Saint's Row 3, so mostly I am gaming. While I was expected to become hooked by Skyrim, Saint's Row 3 has really surprised me. I haven't played any of the previous Saint's Row titles, but I hear that this new release has removed (some of) the crudeness. Though I haven't put a lot of time into it yet, it feels like a worthy successor to GTA: Vice City, which I adored about 5/6 years ago.
I'll be with my family for almost a month, on holiday, so I'm starting to decide what forms of digital entertainment I'll be taking with me. Daggerfall (fully optimised for XP with all the patches added in) has been installed on my netbook, though I'm unsure how to actually play it. It's one of the mega-old Elder Scrolls games, Skyrim's great-grandfather. Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently did an article on it which intrigued me and so I thought I'd give it a go.
During the holiday I hope to:
- Socialise with friends
- Catch up with family
- Have a birthday celebration that everyone enjoys (including me)
- Get through the Early Years teaching videos that I have
- Read many books/ebooks
- Enjoy Christmas and assist in avoiding any personality frictions among those attending
- Remember to blog here, just a little bit
|Brown Sugar Chicken- yummy!|