So the week after the snow days in Atlanta was madness! I had all of these make-up classes on top of my regular schedule and I was out of the house from morning until evening with barely any breaks. Terrible, right? I’m so glad this week is over. One of the things that saved me was this pasta. I made a big batch early in the week and then packed little portions to take with me to class. This pasta can be eaten hot or cold and makes the perfect meal to eat quickly before classes. Just remember to pack a fork!
So, some of you may have heard, but Atlanta was in a “state of emergency” last week because of the snow storm. Jess thinks its kind of ridiculous since she’s from Massachusetts, but I’m not complaining. We got three days off from school! Luckily, I had the chance to go to the grocery store before the storm hit so I had all of the supplies necessary for making some serious winter comfort food. For me, when it’s freezing outside, I want nothing more than a bowl of chili. The best thing about this chili is that it is so easy to make! I literally put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker, stirred it once, and then let it cook on high for 5 hours. It was great! I literally forgot about it for the entire day and when I came back it was perfect!
I hope the new year has been treating you well so far! For me, I’ve definitely gotten back into the rhythm of school for my final semester at Emory University. I don’t know what everyone tells you, but for me, second semester senior year is no joke. I’m just as busy as before, if not more so, and really have to plan everything ahead in order to make it through the week. Breakfast is the best example. Usually, I’m rushing out the door running late for class and miss breakfast, making it difficult to concentrate in class as my stomach growls for hours before I can make it to lunch.
If you don’t know about the snowpocalypse that happened in the last 24 hours in Atlanta– or as my friend calls it Hoth-lanta (nudge nudge wink wink fellow Rebel Alliance members) then you obviously don’t follow CNN. I’m still laughing about the fact that 2 inches of snow made headline news–but that is firmly because I am a Northerner who is used to blizzards and ice, whose parents keep a tub in the garage to collect ash, sand and salt throughout the year to use in the winter. They also stow ice scrapers in the trunk year round, and we own basically every variant of snow equipment invented by mankind, so I am not one to talk. So we have a snow day, and what better way to celebrate than having brunch with your friends?