Really, I don't know if I can ever get used to the hectics of moving in back to campus every year for the start of the fall quarter. Still, it's good to be back in Evanston and reuniting with familiar faces without the pressure of classes, at least for yesterday and today. And then school starts, and that's a whole different story.
Things I've noticed while moving back:
- Seeing the freshmen still in the midst of orientation week -- Oh the days when I too was a freshman and traveled in packs with the other freshlings. Now, I just feel old and cynical and maybe just a tiny bit wiser after these two years. We'll see what this third year brings!
- Why do I have so much STUFF? Sometimes I wonder how life would be easier if I didn't have so much clothing and not enough closet space.
- That awkward moment when you accidentally walk in on an elderly woman using what you thought was supposed to be your suite's designated private bathroom but apparently is just a regular free for all for any passersby who need it.
- But otherwise, the single life rocks (dorm-speak).
- Free laundry! I will not hold back on laundry any longer! haha
Anyway, this cookie in a cup. As a small indulgence after long days...I think this is totally acceptable. Wonderfully simple and delicious when served warm with ice cream. Really, can anything beat a warm, fresh cookie? No, there isn't. (As long as you don't count cookie dough eaten in the raw.)
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup
From Number 2 Pencil | Time: 10 minutes | Yield: 1 serving
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 drops pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
Scant 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (slightly less than ¼ of a cup)
2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Then add egg yolk, then flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Transfer dough into microwave-safe mug or ramekins. Microwave for 40 - 60 seconds. Keep in mind the cookie will continue cooking as it cools, so don't microwave for too long. Top with ice cream or eat as is. Enjoy!