This summer I made the silly decision to take summer classes. And not just one summer class, but two summer classes. Two summer classes one of which is pre calculus and trigonometry, and the other being my first crack at C++ programming.

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Doing all my homework and studying for tests has gone exactly like this.

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I have been insanely busy the last few weeks.

Some of the trouble I had last semester, this semester, and I know will happen next semester as well – is I don’t eat very well because I just don’t have much time to make food, or go get real food, and I’m picky about what I might pack for lunch because I leave the house so early in the morning and then it’s hours before lunch time without any refrigeration!

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It’s a lot to deal with.

I’ve got a few links though that make me excited about packing my lunches soon and I wanted to share with you!

Look at these Cucumber Subs! I hate soggy bread when I make sandwiches to take anywhere, so I usually just avoid sandwiches altogether. But clearly from my posting history I love sandwiches to death. I’m super excited about this cucumber house for delicious meats and cheeses.


What a great way to make smoothie prep even faster! I’m terrible at eating breakfast, but this should definitely help.

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This is the recipe I’m most excited about finally trying. I’ve seen it around and have heard friends talking about it, but haven’t actually gone for it. This will be perfect for me though! I’ll stay fresh until I’m ready to eat, wont get soggy or gross, and I can make them ahead!

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I need more recipes though, so please comment below if you’ve got some great make ahead meal ideas!



Brie is a fair-weather foodie. She wouldn’t go as far as to say she has a love/hate relationship with food, because she loves food and food clearly loves her; it loves her so much that it holds on as tight as it can and never lets go; mostly in the middle region. Her cooking style involves a lot of butter or garlic or onions, things that have “creamy” or “cheesy” in the title, also anything that you could add bacon to. She’s been making the noms since she was tall enough to reach the counter, and has been eating for even longer*. Brie’s passion for cooking-slash-baking will fluctuate however, usually correlating with how sick she is of doing dishes. Never-the-less, her passion for eating (sushi, take out Chinese, hole in the wall diner-y type foods) is as constant as the sun, the moon, death, and taxes. She also sometimes talks in the third person; don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…

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