This past week was really nice. I should post some photos at some point.

I’ve made lots tasty food today. First was tasty french onion soup:

5 medium yellow onions, cut into slivers
olive oil
pinch of sugar
5 cups chicken broth

Cook onions over medium heat with oil in a large pot, stirring continuously for about 30-35 minutes until caramelized. Add sugar about halfway through to help caramelization. Add chicken broth and simmer for 15 minutes.

Then was carrot cake:

1.5 cups minced carrots
1 cup flour
1.5 tsp baking soda
0.5 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
0.5 cup oil
3 tsp rum

Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Mix oil, sugar, and eggs in another bowl. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in carrots and rum. Bake at 325 for 50 minutes.

Frost with mixture of cream cheese and rum (om nom nom nom) with a dash of sugar. (I mixed in a bit of honey-almond cream cheese as well to make it extra tasty.)

Recipes adapted from stuff found online, and they seem to work decently well. The most annoying parts of both were the veggie preparations… for the carrot cake, since I didn’t have a grater, I ended up mincing about 5 carrots to get what I needed. The soup required constant stirring of the onions for 35 minutes lest they burn and overcook. Meh.

I wish I had some nuts or raisins to put in the cake. It would have been much tastier.

I think “Don’t Let Me Stop You” is my favorite new (but not my new favorite) Kelly Clarkson song (although “The Day We Fell Apart” and “Cry” are very close seconds, with “Sober” still remaining my all-time favorite).

Edit: OMG this cake is so good ahhh I want more but I shouldn’t have more since it’s 1:30 AM and I should sleep soon. I recommend adding a bit more carrot than above though. Also, use less rum that I did in the cream cheese frosting.

I should go get some nuts and a zucchini and make zucchini bread.

Also, if you read my journal through the actual page, I’ve gone and recategorized some entries. There are now “Photography” and “Photoshop” categories, and the “Trips” category replaces the previous location-specific categories (such as “Toronto”) and adds a couple extra trip-related entries.

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