I had my first ever blood test yesterday. I don't know about you but I hate needles. Needless to say, I was a teany winy bit nervous about the blood test.
Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as what I thought it would be. In that case, fear was definitely bigger than the pain. Well, action is the best cure of fear and I'm glad I experienced it. Having a friendly nurse certainly help though. As she checked my veins, she said that I should have drank more water prior to the session but she managed to find a "nice, juicy vein"-a little joke that certainly broke the tension. All I felt was a tiny prick and after what seems like ages, she said it was done. I turned around and saw FOUR vials of blood! Woah! I'm glad I didn't see her drawing it.
On another note, I got impatient and rang up my supervisor to ask for the status of my thesis examination. It has been 4 months since I submitted it. Apparently, one examiner pulled out hence my thesis has traveled from London to Norwich to the next appointed examiner.
Isn't it ironic that my thesis has clocked more miles than I have?
The good news is that the other examiner did finish her report and I passed!!
So I'm praying hard that the new examiner will be a nice, patient, sweet person who will pass me as well.
All these dramas make me crave for something comforting. Sinfully comforting. And it has to be different. So one lazy Sunday afternoon, I had a crazy idea of sandwiching ham and cheese between peanut butter slattered bread soaked in beaten eggs.
I felt slightly guilty and paired it with a simple baby spinach salad with a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
And surprisingly, it was pretty yummy!
Peanut Butter Ham Cheese French Toast (Serves 2) 4 slices of thick white bread 3 eggs 1 tsp sugar
4 slices of ham 3 slices of sliced smoked chedder cheese peanut butter 1/2 tablespoon of reduced fat spread
1) Slatter bread with peanut butter on both sides. Lay ham and cheese. Top it off with another piece of bread.
2) Lightly beat eggs with sugar. Soak bread in the egg mixture for around 1-2 minutes on each side.
3) Heat pan and melt butter. Fry sandwiches both side till golden brown. Serve with salad.
food brings people together, regardless of culture and country of origin. imagine this space like a huge dining table-filled with home cooked food, with people sharing, loving and eating. eat and enjoy.