The good thing I have to report is that even though it seems I only post every two weeks, I am posting. I hope at some point to get back to posting several times a week, but as long as I've still got classes I'm not sure that will happen.
The excitement for the past two weeks? Still working on purifying the sample that we've been working on which should finally be finished up before Thanksgiving. My final project was due yesterday for the organizational behavior class I am taking, and I have a paper and two presentations left before the end of the semester. All is crazy, crazy, but I suppose that's totally what I'm used to now. Last weekend I had a "I'm over this nonsense" day and did some cooking. Homemade tomato sauce from soil-less tomatoes I received from a dear friend, as well as some pumpkin whoopie pies. Yum.
Now just how wonderfully awesome do those look. Because Liam will not eat tomatoes raw, I needed to make them into something delicious so they wouldn't go bad. I'd hate to have to throw them out if they didn't get used.
Easy easy sauce -- saute an onion and 4 cloves of garlic in a little olive oil - add in quartered tomatoes. I added in everything that was in the top picture minus the green tomatoes. I didn't think they would add much to the sauce. Add a teaspoon or so of sugar, a tablespoon of red pepper flakes, and simmer for about an hour. Whirl the sauce with an immersion blender, add some torn basil and server over pasta. Delicious.
And finally, can't forget dessert ...