Monday, August 2, 2010

the bar exam: an evolution (or devolution?) of meals

A long time ago, I had aspirations to tell you about a simple and summery and delicious meal I made for myself one night when Ross was working. It was only a simple pasta primavera, but it looked so pretty I just had to snap a photo. I wanted to write a blog post to tell you all about how delicious it was and how easy it is to make, but studying for the bar exam took over, and I just didn't have time.

Shot in my kitchen on June 21, 2010 (five weeks before the bar exam):

Then, about a month later, I snapped another photo of a meal I made for myself one night when Ross was working. It was a sad step down from pasta primavera to peanut butter & jelly.

Shot in my living room on July 16, 2010 (11 days before the bar exam):

Things only got worse from here. In the five days before the bar exam, I went to Panera twice (two days in a row, AND I ordered the same thing both times), Pei Wei once, and Chili's once. I ate more grilled cheese sandwiches than any 27-year-old is supposed to. One day, I went to Target and bought only marshmallows and sour gummy worms. The day before the bar exam, my sweet mom sent me one dozen cupcakes.  

The diet has not been going well around here. Luckily, I don't have to take another bar exam for a whole six months. Now if I could just find a way to fit into my suits in one month... 


  1. I eat peanut butter and jelly and a very regular basis. I'm sure that doesn't surprise you, though.

  2. Know what? Foodie that I am...I still do, too. It's just so easy and delicious! And, bonus, it doesn't dirty up any pots or pans.

    Maybe I should write a post entitled "Ode to the PB&J!"

  3. I had a PB&J today! Actually, it was peanut butter and blackberry butter, as opposed to jam, but it was delish! Hooray for the Amish store and a wide variety of fruit butters.

  4. You need to take me to that Amish store, Angie.