I still can’t believe that I’m an adult. Turning 18 is a huge age change – I’ve gone from childhood to an official adult. I felt like an adult before, but for some reason today I feel even more like one. I celebrated this weekend with some fun:
I saw PianoGuys LIVE at their concert at my college!
I went to the thrift store and got some new clothes! A pair of jeans, 3 shirts/blouses, 3 skirts, a dress, a pair of pajama pants, 4 plates, and a bowl for less than $40!
I bought 9lbs of strawberries Saturday night.
And I’ve already finished them. It’s been quite a delicious weekend.
(Because I ate my strawberries so quickly before I got a picture of them, I’m borrowing this picture from Google. They looked just like these though – absolutely red and gorgeous.)
Monday I went and got my hair done. They trimmed it and added more layers (since I love layers – they really bring out the curl in my hair when I scrunch it instead of blow-drying it).
Today I also got to talk with my beloved Nutrition Instructor about life and how I’m doing in college. I am so grateful to have someone I feel comfortable going to and can talk with. Yes I cried (I always seem to do that…), but it really helped me today. I needed it. (Do you feel that same way sometimes?)
AND, I JUST GOT THE BIGGEST SURPRISE IN MY LIFE! MY ROOMMATES AND FRIENDS GOT TOGETHER AND MADE ME AN EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT CAKE!!!!!
IT ABSOLUTELY MADE MY DAY!!!!! <3
Today I also wanted to share with you a new favorite recipe.
My Brown Rice Pudding!
Combine the rice,
cornstarch, cinnamon, and stevia
in the bottom of the crock-pot.
Add the soymilk and vanilla.
Cook on high heat for 2-3 hours.
Top with desired toppings and dig in!
Brown Rice Pudding
Great for breakfast or dessert. Makes 2 cups worth (4 servings with add-ins)
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I used fortified vanilla soymilk)
- 2 cups cooked brown rice (or quinoa if you have it on hand)
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Stevia to taste (I use 2-3 packets)
Plus add-ins/toppings of choice – see below
Combine the rice, cornstarch, cinnamon, and stevia in the bottom of the crock-pot. Add the soymilk and vanilla. Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours. Serve warm or cold.
- Chocolate chips + cherries + vanilla extract
- Bananas + walnuts +cinnamon
- Raisins + apples + dash of nutmeg
- Coconut flakes + sliced almonds + chocolate chips
- Strawberries + vanilla extract + “cream” (I used vanilla soymilk)
There are a lot more than this, but these are just a few on the top of my head. If you try any other flavor experimentations I’d love to hear about them!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! <3
With lots of hugs,
Btw, Reese’s PB Cups are the BEST!