Trying Something New

I’ve been on this incredible kick to trying new things. I would like to say my trip to Boston has started it but I can’t really pen point when I began to develop this overwhelming need to break from my normal routine. Maybe it happened this past May after graduation or maybe even further than that when I took a chance and started watching British television. Oh, how I love me some BBC Sherlock.  In fear of going on a complete infatuated rant on how much I love that show, I’ll move on. I promise.

Did I mention I love BBC Sherlock?

Anywho, one of my recent cravings has been having a pen pal. I do…or I did, I’m not sure, have one but we don’t communicate much anymore. I’m not entirely sure why, hence my confusion, but I want a steady pen pal. I want to be able to talk to someone with completely different interest and lifestyle. I don’t know about anyone else but I love receiving snail mail. I love sending it more! I’m a very cautious girl when it comes to who I socialize with. I’ve always had my guard up but I want to stop being shy and get to know someone different. Someone I didn’t scare away yet with my awkward and sometimes frightening obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch. I’m getting off topic again.

Is anyone else interested in having a pen pal? Just to give a little background (or a reminder for some), I’m incredibly crafty and I love to cook. I’m an artist and also a Christian. I know that can scare people but I’m not judgmental. I’m quite possibly one of the nicest people, I swear. Swearing is not so nice but I needed to get my point across. So that I stay on track , I’ll sum myself up in a few words. The next Martha Stewart.

Oh! And I’m a gift giver! That’s nice, right?

Well, a brownie ice cream sundae is calling my name and I have a kitchen/living room to redecorate! Fun! Fun!

Spicy Butter Penne For Two!

Like I said before, I love spicy food and starches. So, naturally, I would try to combine the two together some how. This recipe is super simple and incredibly tasty! Make it for dinner in a rush or an eat in meal with a friend, family member or date! It’s even great without the the crushed red peppers that add it’s spice! Enjoy!

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the directions on the box
  2. In a small pot on low heat, melt the butter slowly
  3. When butter is melted, add crushed red peppers, garlic powder and basil. Let shimmer until pasta is done. Mixing occasionally
  4. When pasta is done, strain and add back to pot. Sit over extremely low heat. Add salt and pepper to pasta and stir.
  5. Immediately add butter sauce to pasta, take of heat, stir and serve!

Back From Boston

I’m going to be honest. I was a little skeptical about making Boston my vacation destination but the beauty of the city and mass amount of things to do, did not disappoint. In three short days and two nights, my friend Ariana and I were able to accomplish so much. I don’t have nearly enough time to talk about everything we did during out visit but I’ll take you through a few highlights.

New England Aquarium
It was a little sad that my first aquarium experience wasn’t spent with Josh because I did my first zoo visit but I enjoyed myself at the New England Aquarium. They had dozen of adorable penguins, hundreds of exotic fish and a beautiful facility. Ariana and I took our time watching the penguins have the time of their lives.

The Food
Vacation was our excuse (as is anyone else) to pig out. We ate at a lot of places but the two that I loved the most were the original Cheers Bar and South Street Diner. I know I’m a little young to have watched Cheers but I did and it was cool to visit the place it was filmed. I was also really excited to visit South Street Dinner because I saw it on an episode of of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I more excited to visit it than I was to eat at it though lol.

The City Itself
Historical. Skyscrapers. View of the harbor. Beautiful parks. Endless possibilities. That’s all I’m going to say.

Well, I have a book to finish and I’m working on some new recipes and crafts to share. Later, everyone!