Buzzfeed Morning-Person-Challenge: Tag 2

Hallöchen! 

Nun ja… wie ihr wisst, wollte ich gestern Abend den PC so früh wie möglich ausschalten und das Handy 15 min vorm Schlafen gehen weglegen, um noch ein bisschen zu lesen. Nun ja…. FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIL.

Originally posted by tkd-lyfe

Ich ging um halb vier ins Bett. Den Computer hab ich erst so kurz vor drei ausgemacht. Das Handy hab ich eine Minute vorm Schlafengehen weggelegt und gelesen hab ich auch nichts. Upsi. Übrigens lag ich auch bis kurz vor 12 im Bett. Failed. Aber: neuer Tag, neuer Versuch.

Tag 2:  Denk nach, bevor Du trinkst - Reduziere deinen Koffeinkonsum

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, dass Du den ersten Abend ohne Bildschirme überstanden hast. Wir wissen, dass das hart ist; aber es ist ein wichtiger erster Schritt auf dem Weg zur Morning-Person. LOL. LOLOLOLOL. Aber ich glaube, heute könnte es klappen. Ich geh nämlich an eine Grillparty und werde den Computer daher schon früh ausschalten müssen. Und das Handy… naja, wir werden sehen ;-) 

Heute werden wir uns mal Deiner Ernährung zuwenden. Was Du wann zu Dir nimmst, hat einen enormen Effekt auf die Dauer und Qualität Deines Schlafs. Damit meinen wir natürlich Koffein, aber auch andere, schwere Nahrungsmittel oder Getränke. 
(…) FOLGENDES SOLLTEST DU TUNUm richtig gut zu schlafen, solltest Du mindestens acht Stunden vor dem Zubettgehen keine koffeinhaltigen Getränke mehr trinken. Das gilt ebenso für Alkohol und schwer verdauliche Mahlzeiten, denn auch die haben ungünstige Auswirkungen auf den Schlaf. Daher ist der Schlummertrunk am Abend vielleicht nicht die beste Idee. Um auf Nummer sicher zu gehen, solltest Du Dein Abendessen, jegliche fetten, scharfen oder sehr zuckerhaltigen Speisen sowie Alkohol spätestens ein paar Stunden vorm Schlafengehen zu Dir nehmen.

Und natürlich fällt dieser Tag der Challenge genau auf den Grillparty-Tag. *augenverdreh* Naja, ich glaube, selbstgemachter Pfefferminztee ist nicht koffeinhaltig haha :D Glück gehabt. Alkohol werde ich wahrscheinlich sowieso ausfallen lassen, obwohl ich davon immer so schön müde werde :P Aaaaaber um fettige Speisen komme ich nicht herum. Upsi. Und Salat um elf Uhr abends ist wahrscheinlich auch nicht so das Wahre… Naja, wir werden sehen, was ich so esse (ich lad ein paar Bilder hoch). Da ich danach bei meinem Vater übernachte, muss ich eh früher aufstehen, denn er will immer um spätestens halb zehn Uhr morgens frühstücken (Hilfe) .
See you tomorrow ;) 

#BookishMayFlowers | May Book Photo Challenge

Day 27: Books + 5 Facts About You

Beauty and the Beast and Other Classic Fairytales

1. I do figure skating twice a week, one as a practice session and one as a lesson and do yoga on my days off to relax and keep my muscles flexible.

2. I would like to work for a book company when I am out of college but I am planning on going to graduate school after I finish my undergrad.

3. Speaking of undergrad, I am graduating in Spring of 2018 and am scared of graduating.

4. I am an organized person and need to have everything planned out before I do anything or I’ll end up completely turned around.

5. I always wanted to be like Belle from the Beauty and the Beast movie.

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Upside-Down Fresh Cherry Sponge Pudding

The bad news:

I would have to say that this bake has been the biggest error I have made so far in my challenge. Visually, it’s not pretty. It doesn’t look much like it’s supposed to based on the picture in the book. The book shows a very dark almost cherry filling with the sponge underneath whereas my bake shows the sponge seeped down between the cherries while baking. 

You can see in this picture that the cherries and cake are not divided but baked together and I think I know exactly where I went wrong. In the recipe it calls to stone the cherries with what I’m assuming would be a cherry pitting tool that removed the pit but leaves the rest of the cherry intact. Because I did not want to spend money on a cherry pitter for something I didn’t think would make a different I instead cut each cherry in half and pulled the pit out. Yes, I cut and removed the pits of an entire bag of cherries. It was kind of therapeutic. Unfortunately, I think the cherries needed to remain whole so that I could tightly fill the bottom of the spring form pan to prevent the sponge from seeping through. In the meantime I will just top it with some homemade whipped cream and pretend it’s fine.

The good news:

First and foremost, I know how to fix it for next time! Which means when I re-do the cookbook next year with my new knowledge, I will be able to perfect this recipe. Also, I personally found the bake to be really yummy despite it not being the most beautiful bake.I thought the sponge was buttery and a bit crumbly from the ground almonds. I think it makes for a great breakfast or brunch treat. I think the cherries could have tasted a little better but that could be either due to how I messed up the recipe or even to the fact that I’m not a huge fan of cooked fruit. A.J. and some friends that tried it actually said they thought it was a bit dry. I personally thought it was pretty buttery but everyone tastes things differently. Overall I am excited to try this recipe again in the future to fix my errors. 

I’m also extremely excited that my parents are coming to visit today! Not only did I bake this pudding for my mom but I also have another loaf of that amazing bread from last week proofing. I’m going to have fresh baked bread and pasta with homemade pasta sauce for them when they arrive and then we are spending the weekend together on Lake Michigan. I get so unbelievably giddy about hosting, especially for those I owe so much to. It’s probably being raised with an Italian family but I just receive so much joy from cooking and feeding others. 

And if anyone is wondering, I messed up on the order or bakes and the Little Pink Rose Cakes will actually be made next week for my coworkers baby shower.

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I’m Surrounded By Idiots! Part 78

How hard would a ten generation challenge be if you could only control one Sim? I’m about to find out! Follow the adventures of my torch holder Michelle Cameron as she finds herself surrounded by idiots.

Murdering Sims means we can’t leave or they will escape their prison, er, pool. So we have to be on the lot while there are 4 toddlers that need caring for. Meanwhile, poor Michelle is still surrounded by idiots!