Yesterday, after a full day of working in the library (as you may have read about) and class that only allowed me to return home around 6 PM, I had some options: either I could throw something cheap into the microwave and lie down for the rest of the evening-thus succumbing to my exhaustion-or I could do something totally rad.
I opted for the latter.
It just makes me hungry thinking about it...
I immediately set about cooking some rice, throwing frozen Edamame into a pot, and chopping up various vegetables and chicken. What I ended up with was a feast: fried rice with chicken, carrots, bell pepper, corn, and chicken served next to Edamame and a glass of iced green tea. Needless to say, I’ll be having plenty of leftovers for a while.
It also represents a struggle of most students: when should you take time to relax? If one takes their studies seriously, there would easily be enough work to consumer the hours between rising and going to sleep. In this case, I felt my day had been relatively accomplished so I didn’t feel bad throwing 2 hours into the preparation, consumption, and cleaning of the meal.
Tagged: Andrew Erlandson, asian, Butler, cooking, cuisine, edamame, fried, meal, off campus, rice, yum
Butler’s pretty cool. I’d be lying if I said otherwise, and of course with any cool school, there come’s another important factor: Hogsmeade. If you’re like me and grew up with the character’s of Harry Potter, you probably accept the necessity of a place of fun and relaxation outside of the school grounds. And although you won’t find Butter Beer or Warlocks walking around you’re sure to find some interesting people there as well as drinks for those of age.
But for those under 21 a whole host of other options are available. Some of the best food in the city can be found in this area, and at affordable prices. Broad Ripple Bagel Deli, Yatz (A Cajun place), and Noodles and Company to name a few. What’s wonderful is how it’s an easy drive away. Bit of advice: make friends with someone who has a car. That’s saved my sanity on a number of occasions through the years.
I bought fresh basil! Thank you farmer's market, my pastas will be infinitely superior thanks to you.
A recent find for me was the Farmer’s Market that is ensconced away behind Broad Ripple High School. This marketplace brings the freshest products from the area to residents of Indianapolis. You will find a stand with the “Honey Guy” as I know him by. He owns a bee farm and sells, you guessed it, honey! Fresh produce abound, as do the finest dairy and meat products. Finally, I bring to you the best advice anyone can give you in regards to the Farmer’s Market: buy a crepe. But not just any crepe. The banana and Nutella crepe. Delicious is not your companion until you have tried it.
Takes place every Saturday from 8 AM-noon. Be prepared to wake up early.
Tagged: Andrew Erlandson, Broad, farmer, farmers, food, Hogsmeade, market, off campus, relax, relaxation, Ripple