Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Studying and Baking

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

BEST pumpkin bread ever
Image by 3 Bees from Flickr. 

I had to study Spanish and Biology for my first two tests.  I have discovered something we didn't have back in the day.  My textbooks have supporting websites that will generate practice quizzes.  They are terrific study aids.  My Spanish textbook would have come with free access to an online "Activity Pak" for additional practice if it was new.  Since I bought it used, I would have to pay $21.88 for two years.  That might be worth paying.  I can't learn by staring at a page in a book. I have to use the words to remember them.  When I first learned that we would not be allowed to speak any English in class, only Spanish from day one I was more than a little nervous.  I now appreciate that is the best way to learn.  I have a hard time coming up with the right words and forming the sentences, but I can understand what she's saying.

Studying makes me hungry.  Does it burn calories?  It gives me the urge to cook, too.  I made pumpkin bread during study breaks.  I baked three loaves in those disposable aluminum pans.  I noticed that the bread came out clean, not sticking at all, so I automatically washed them and put them back in the pantry to use again.  Uh oh.  More hoarding?

8 comments:

Christiejolu said...

Looks good!

Suzanne said...

i love those aluminum pans - use them (and re-use them) all the time!

buffalodick said...

Bread looks great!

Jen said...

@Christiejolu and buffalodick: It tastes as good as it looks. 2 slices gives me 100% of my daily vitamin A, so I can pretend it's healthy, too!

@Suzanne: Oh, good. If I can reuse them, I may start buying them much more often.

Heather said...

I know enough spanish to get me out of a conversation..No habla Espanol. LOL! I totally flunked spanish class.

Keeping those pans is not hoarding if you will actually us them again. I've been using the same ones for yrs.

I love warm pumpkin bread!

Jen said...

@Heather: LOL. You just informed me that they (whoever they are) don't speak Spanish. It's hablo, hablas, habla, hablamos, hablais, or hablan depending on who you're talking about. Confusing...

Sook said...

Wow this bread looks so good! I want some!

Jen said...

@Sook: I've got 2 loaves in the freezer. I think I want to defrost one of them and have some more, too. It's really easy to make.

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