Last week for my birthday I declared my goals of the 29 things I want to accomplish while I’m 29. Good news, I’m working on it already!! I made the executive decision that the few days of April after my birthday, would count as the month of May.
To celebrate my birthday, I drove down to the Twin Cities for a birthday weekend extravaganza with my friend Carissa who was celebrating a birthday on Sunday. On Saturday, we met up with a few other people and strolled around Ikea and the Mall of America for the entire day. So much fun! While at MOA, we had dinner at a restaurant called Crave. It was beyond yummy! As appetizers, most of us opted for sushi. Drumroll… I tried a new food for the month. I’ve never had sushi, so I thought Saturday was as good of time as any to try it. I got a California roll, which has snow crab, cucumber, and avocado.
The other items from the “list” that I’ve tackled include making a dish posted on my Pinterest page and reading a professional development book.
Here’s the book: The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education From the Inside Out. I’m reading it as part of a reading group sponsored by the Student Life division here at UMD.
The dish I made came originally from Iowa Girl Eats – one of my FAVORITE food blogs. Last week, she posted a recipe for Sweet Corn & Quinoa with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette. Here’s the link from my Pinterest page (just to prove I had pinned it. :)) I had some sweet corn left in my freezer from last summer that I was waiting for the right recipe to use it and I had a package of quinoa hanging out in my cupboard. So, I got the last few ingredients and tackled the dish on Monday night. For those of you new to quinoa, it is a grain from South America with a ton of protein. Anyway, back to the dish. I thought it was easy to make and tasty. However, I don’t think it’s my favorite thing I’ve made from IGE…that spot is reserved at the moment for Lemon Chicken Pasta.
What I’m liking about having “the list,” is that it’s already pushing me to accomplish things and to try new things. I hope this keeps up for the rest of the year.