I was craving autumn, and that is most definitely what I received.
Well, let’s back track.
First of all: it’s been a month since I posted! Shame on me. I guess school grabbed hold of me by the shirt and refused to let go. No, but seriously, senior year has been a bit hectic (surprisingly less so than junior year): college applications, science competitions, classes, homework, the whole shebang. Thankfully, though, I’m mostly done with college applications so that’s something to be happy about.
Also!! I bought a polaroid camera and I LOVE it. I’ll include some pictures at the end of the post.
Update on my leg! I went back to the orthopedist because I began feeling pain in my knee again, and long story short, I received the wrong brace and so my knee has actually been deteriorating over the past year. Yay! That’s always fun. So I went in for measurements for a new brace, and I’ll receive that (along with an insole for my shoe) in two weeks. Apparently I have flat feet. Oh, the woes of being a premature baby. I’m just hobbling wherever I go right now. Whoopie!
Speaking of whoopies (that’s such a horrible segue, I’m so sorry), I was feeling like autumn tonight. The weather has finally turned a bit chilly, allowing me to slip on my hoodies and bundle myself in protective layers of thick cotton, swaddled like a baby. It’s definitely refreshing, seeing as how the weather has finally turned cool.
What with the change in the temperature, of course it the change in my cravings was pretty much inevitable. To me (and probably most people), autumn is synonymous with pumpkins, caramel, hot drinks, spices, ginger, creme brulées (kudos to you if you get this reference), and fattening-ly homey foods. Foods with enough fat to make you feel shameful, but you don’t because as you’re eating you can feel the warmth traveling down into your stomach, and man, it just feels so good. Who cares about calories?
I wanted something sweet with spice and warmth, something I could quickly make on a school night and possibly transport to school. I started with recipes for cupcakes, until my eye fell upon a recipe for whoopie pies on accident. Oh. That’s what I wanted.