I've (barely) survived my first two weeks of my second year of teaching, and I'm going to make a bold claim that I'm back at it on the blog, too. Last year was (very good) insanity as my first year teaching 10th grade history. I took the time this summer to do things that I really wanted to do, and was busy, too, which meant that the blog sometimes fell by the wayside. I kept cooking and I kept eating, of course, but snapping a great photo before I ate my delicious dinner or pausing to write a post became less of a priority. I think that's okay, and I'm glad I had the break. But, I've got some great recipes from the summer I want to share and I miss posting. I'm happy to be back.
Before I post a new recipe for Quinoa Fried Rice (!) this week, I wanted to do a quick update post to bridge the gap between my last post and May and now, in September. In that time, I:
- Completed my first year of teaching
- Celebrated 2 years of this blog (on June 1!)
- Started running...for fun...?
- Camped in Acadia National Park for a week for the first time
- Taught summer school
- Went to history teacher nerd camp
- Moved to a new apartment
- Started my second year of teaching!
It definitely wasn't a quiet summer, so taking a break from the blog was much needed. Along the way, though, you shouldn't be surprised to hear I found the best places to eat wherever I found myself or made time to try new recipes and perfect old ones. I've got a few photos to share from the past few months (in no particular order), and I'm excited to begin sharing new recipes soon!