Another week begins! This week is a test week, so we’re mostly doing review in class today. Unfortunately I find this unit more difficult than last unit, which means I’ll need to study harder for Thursday’s exam.
I was up at 7 this morning and got out of bed pretty easily. Breakfast was one of my favorites:
Class was at 9:50 and then I printed out and completed the pre-lab assignment for this afternoon’s lab. It was really easy but it was actually for a lab we’re not going to do! Today we went on a tour of the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant for lab. We didn’t have to be there until 1, so I had time to come home for lunch:
I also cut up some carrots and celery for dipping:
My afternoon was…smelly. The tour at the wastewater plant was exactly as expected: it smelled like waste. But the guy giving the tour was very knowledgeable about the process and it was kind of neat to learn about how they keep the water from harming the environment.
I came home after the tour and just sort of vegged out for the rest of the afternoon. I took a shower and put together my study guide for the exam that I’ll start to tackle tomorrow.
Eventually, Allen came home. I had asked him to stop at the grocery store to pick up some bread (and the inevitable other items I had forgotten I needed for dinner tonight) and he surprised me with THESE:
Speaking of perking things up, this dinner did a pretty good job:
I’ve always been into bruschetta. The flavors are just perfect: sweet and tangy tomato, fresh basil, the bite from plenty of garlic, sweet and sour balsamic vinegar and rich olive oil. My, oh, my, the perfect summer meal.
I made a warm bruschetta today and I bulked it up with leftover white beans. I heated the white beans in the olive oil and then added the tomatoes and cooked them for another few minutes. Then I added the garlic and basil and turned the heat down to low while I worked on the toasts.
Sliced bread in the oven under the broiler until they were golden brown:
Tonight there is no baseball game, so we’re going to watch this CBS special series, “Under the Dome.” I’m not sure if I’m going to like it, but it’s gotten really great reviews, so I want to check it out. Hopefully it’ll be good!