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writing, kayaking, food

I went to a writers discussion group on Saturday, where you share a few pages of your work, and people give feedback. I was a little bit nervous, but the feedback I got was mostly pretty good. I had submitted a fantasy work for review. I wish I have more discipline to write more. I think with blogging, there's instant gratification. People leave comments, you know it's being read (by a few of your friends at least). But when you're writing a bigger piece, it just feels like too huge a task.

I also caught up on So You Think You Can Dance. Went to a party, then woke up at 9 am Sunday to go kayaking. Apparently, it's hot at 9 am in Austin, TX. So we have to go earlier next time. But I still enjoyed it, watched the swans, felt the cool water splashing against me, and all the pretty athletic Austin people at Town Lake.

Then Andy and I had brunch at a Korean place, then he shopped for our Sunday dinner. We had invited 2 couples, Michael & Zarina, and Heidi and Logan. Strange enough, it turns out that Logan lives in the 20-unit complex we do. Andy grilled chicken satay and pork ribs. And he made delicious coconut green beans. For dessert I whipped out an easy croissont nutella. We had a great time hanging out, very social and good group. Had a nightcap of tequilla & grapefruit juice. Then we walked to Amy's Ice Cream for more dessert.

Then Andy left early this morning for Arkansas.

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preservationgal
Jun. 8th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
you have an easy croissant nutella?
I want the recipe.
ripresa
Jun. 8th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
oh. It's pretty silly :)

Just take one of those pillsbury doughboy in a long can.

Then stuff nutella into it. Bake it for 14 mins.

Delicious and easy.
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preservationgal
Jun. 8th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm totally going to have to do this sometime. I mean, WHOA. Not that I own Nutella or anything, but that can be corrected fairly easily.
ripresa
Jun. 8th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
yeah i'm always tempted by choc croissants in bakeries. but they're cold and hard most of the time.

these are warm and gooey :)
preservationgal
Jun. 8th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
So I'm going to get really clear instructions so I don't make a wicked big mess:

You're talking about the Pilsbury Croissant rolls, right? The kind that you pop the paper tube and pull the dough out and roll up the triangle to make the croissant?

And you put the nutella in before you roll it?
And bake it with the Nutella in there?

Whoa. I want one now
ripresa
Jun. 8th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, those blue ones :)

I tried to put the nutella in the middle, but it was hard not to get messy.

Then you bake it for 14 mins at 375 I believe (just keep checking, for the level of gooey/crispy you want).

So I made those, but then people wanted more nutella on it, so they put extra nutella on top of the baked nutella. Pretty insane.

Then a guest wanted a glass of milk to go along with that, but I didn't have any :)

Let me know if you make one!!
preservationgal
Jun. 8th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
I only stock soy milk in my house... I'd only ever do this if I were having guests, because 12 of them is too many for just me by myself.

Was your nutella cold or room temperature? I bet it'd get messy either way.
ripresa
Jun. 8th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
it was room temperature, but yeah. gooey!
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