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Study Necessities

I have FINISHED a way-too-long research paper! I lost myself at the library for four hours the other day, locked myself in my house yesterday and in my room all day today. I only emerged to eat. Study foods must be quick and easy.
Any form of coffee or tea is more than acceptable: It’s NECESSARY. I could not function without.
This has been a lifesaving dish. Super speedy nachos. I have a few bricks of cheese around the fridge, so when I feel like I have enough energy to do more than just tear chunks of it off with my teeth, I pile some chips, cheese, leftover meatballs and Texas Caviar (that is a recipe, but if you’re super lazy like I am, or never knew that there was such a thing as Texas Caviar until you wandered around Costco making a lunch of all the samples and stumbled across the gigantic tub of this deliciousness) onto a baking pan and bake till melted. Then I eat more cheese.

And caramel squares. And then I take to Twitter to whine about how many caramel squares I’ve consumed and distract myself from studying. Then I eat more cheese.

After studying is done and paper is written, I celebrate in the most fashionable way possible.
Now I retreat to watch more Walking Dead. Well-earned, say I!

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Cheddar Jalapeño Pub Burgers

It has been FREEZING here in Southern California! Seriously, right now it’s 60 degrees Fahrenheit outside and I’m wrapped up in my robe, prepared to curl up under a blanket with a hot cup of Sleepytime tea and a foreign film. Holy crap. It’s happened. I’m officially a Californian…
I mean, really though, look at the cloudy sky! Can you feel the chill coming at you through your computer screen?
Okey, the truth is, I am chilled, but I think it’s a sympathetic chill because it just started snowing blizzarding (now officially a word) out in Fort Collins where my brother and sister-in-law live. Yeah, definitely a sympathetic chill. I’m still a Coloradoan at heart.

I got this hilarious holiday card in the mail today!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Great times?? Getting up at 3am to work retail was definitely one of the highlights of my life, and standing around staring at an empty store for hours on end was enjoyable as well, I suppose. Hmmm, should I reapply??

In other exciting news, I braved the cold weather, opened the grill and made:

Cheddar Jalapeño Pub Burgers

Serves 4-6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Cheesy, spicy pub-style burgers, fresh off the grill.

Ingredients

  • 2lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (diced)
  • 1/2 cup pepperjack cheese (diced)
  • 2 jalapeños (seeded and diced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1
Mash all ingredients together and make patties.
Step 2
Grill over medium heat for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Step 3
Be careful not to catch your sleeve on fire when the fat from the burger and cheese turn into flame accelerant.
Step 4
Seriously, be careful: I speak from experience. Luckily, they were delicious and worth the pain.
Step 5
Serve with a wide array of toppings – my favorites are always guacamole and more cheese. You just can’t lose.

I’ve been locked inside the library attempting (and failing) to write a research paper. My days consist of the Passenger channel on Pandora, mixed with a little Radical Face and me staring at an empty Word document while contemplating whether or not a packet of peanut M&Ms would be a good idea.

A hint from the wise: Peanut M&Ms are always a good idea.

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