Thanksgiving Musings

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Hey guys,

Boy has it seems like a while since I have written. Sorry about not having a blog up last week, it was actually Thanksgiving Break here and I got some time to relax. I stayed at my girlfriend’s house in Laguna Hills for the break and it was so relaxing! The weather was amazing, her family was great, and we did lots of baking. But first, the random picture of the week:

This picture is a great one. It is back from when I was 6 or 7 I think down at the garden store in my hometown. I am in the green vest and my sister and brother are there too. I can’t wait to go home and spend the holidays with them! But now back to Thanksgiving. Looking back on the break I actually did a lot. Before Thanksgiving Taylor and I prepared desserts and some main dishes. These included Pumpkin Muffins, a Cranberry Upside Cake, Corn Pudding, Yam Casserole and my favorite, Chocolate Pudding Pie. It is such an easy recipe and it taste so good!

Chocolate Pudding Pie

              1. 2 Pudding Packets (I prefer double chocolate or chocolate mousse flavored)
              2. A Pie Crust (or make your own with crushed up oreo cookies)
              3. Whipped Cream
              4. Milk
              5. Chocolate Chips

All you have to do is make the pudding, add less milk than the pudding recipe calls for because it needs to be thick, and pour it into the pie crust. Put it in the refrigerator until it solidifies, then top with whipped cream and chocolate chips. Eat and Enjoy!

Such an easy recipe but it is so good! After baking up a storm we completed a 5K Turkey Trot run at Dana Point on the morning of Thanksgiving. The area of Dana Point is beautiful with a large coastline and marina, definitely a beachy community. After completing the 5K we put the finishing touches on our baked goods and then sat down for Thanksgiving with the family. Since being at USC I had had Thanksgiving with a different family every year and it is so great to meet new people and friend’s family.

The next day we were already feeling the holiday cheer so after finishing up some homework we headed to Roger’s Gardens. It is an awesome garden shop in Irvine which has over the top decorations for the holidays. It seemed like we could get lost in the place looking at all the flowers, sculptures, ornaments and different themed Christmas trees. Try to tell me that looking at a tree that is named Shore-side Delight and is wrapped in shell garland with seahorse ornaments is not fun! After we went to the Irvine Spectrum and saw Argo, a movie about the Iranian hostage crisis. I would definitely recommend it; it was engaging and informative.

It was definitely awesome to take a step back from college and enjoy a relaxing family environment for a couple of days.  Now with the semester coming to an end I have a multitude of projects and papers to work on. Thankfully, I like all my classes and the projects are pretty neat such as building an electric guitar for my Linear Circuits class and pitching a new start-up in my Technical Entrepreneurship class.

Well I better go get started on all of that. I will talk to you next week!

Have a great weekend,

Brenton

Now Playing:  One Night by Timeflies with Tonight I Can’t Say No by Timeflies on deck.  (Sorry for the Artist repeat, I have had their new EP on repeat since it came out)

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