Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sushi and Coconut Shrimp

I went to my parents' tonight and my brother Jordan announced that we were going to make sushi. We had so much fun! Together we made philadelphia rolls with cream cheese and cucumber and coconut shrimp. It was all delicious, thanks Jordan!

Here's the recipe for coconut shrimp:
1 package cooked frozen shrimp
1 egg
1/2 cup flour
2 cups flake coconut
pinch salt
enough water or milk to make batter the consistance of pancake batter
use a fry pan with two-three inch deep oil on medium high heat
  • thraw the shrimp by running it under warm water
  • mix batter together
  • dredge shrimp in flour and then in batter
  • fry shrimp until golden brown

These are really good dipped in apricot jam.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Today's Excitment

Lately, I haven't really had much interesting going on to post about. But today was kind of exciting for me. I have two prospective internships for the summer, both working as a grant writer for nonprofit organizations; one is creative arts program for under-privileged kids and the other does microfinance and medical services to South America. Both are part time and will let me do the majority of work from home. I feel really good about the prospect of doing meaningful work for a cause I'm excited about but not having a huge full-time commitment. I'm meeting with both organizations Friday, so I'll let you know how it goes.

Second, the professor I work with said today that he wants to get the data analysis and research paper I am working on published. It is so exciting to think of something I've written being published in a real journal. My work is still quite a ways away from that but the idea is exciting.

I just reread what I wrote and realized how boring my exciting news sounds to most people.

Oh well, it makes me happy and I know you, as my dear friends, will be happy for me regardless :) ( or at induge me by pretending:)