Class Is In Session

I had some choice words when my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning. I’m sure you are all creative enough to figure out what they may have included. I swear, I will never be a morning person.

Why the hideous early morning wake up call? Today was the first day back to class. And I have some 8 am starts this semester. I am oh so thrilled to have to arrive at school before the sun rises.

Despite my groggy state, I managed to make myself a hearty, warming bowl of cherry oatmeal.

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Then it was time to bundle up (it’s been freezing here lately – you’d think it was winter or something), pack my belongings, and head out the door. I even made it to class on time.

This semester is going to be crazy at school. I have 6 courses. 5 is considered a full course load, but because of the way classes were offered, I ended up with an extra class this semester. I have considered dropping one (my 8 am class, strangely), but figure one crazy semester will be worth the two slack semesters I’ll have next year leading into my internship year. Gives me more time to work and save money before my year of slave labour unpaid practicum.

The topics I shall be procrastinating studying this semester include:

  • Human Physiology (the 2nd half of the course)
  • Research Methods in Human Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (macronutrients – proteins, carbohydrates, fats, water, and fibre)
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Health
  • Food Theory
  • Food Theory Applications

Although I’m actually quite interested in all of my classes (well, except physiology), the one I’m most excited about is Food Theory Applications.

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This is a once per week class where we get to spend most of our time doing something near and dear to my heart…cooking!

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I picked up the course package at the end of my exams, and of course I’ve given it a good look through. Lots of interesting, generally easy recipes in there. I considered trying some out before hand, but had no time during the Christmas holidays.

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Each week we have a new topic, with recipes to match. We learn about different ingredients, what properties they lend to recipes, and how substituting can affect the finished product.

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Each week we will have to cook up a variety of recipes, and taste test them all for sensory evaluation. We have a huge list of terms we are supposed to use, some of which I definitely would never think to use to describe food on a daily basis. Should be interesting. We also have some recipe assignments and grocery store assignments to do on our own time.

Since we’ll be cooking each week, we all need to have our own aprons. Just so happens my mom made me one 🙂

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Shall we get a closer look?

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Can you tell what it is?

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Yes, my mom found French fry fabric! And a French fry button! I’ll be representing the blog, yo!

As I’m sure you can imagine, with all those classes comes one busy schedule. The fact that I have some seriously long breaks in my day (we’re talking 4 hours) makes my schedule that much more heinous. In theory, I can use that time to study and do homework. But we all know that’s just a theory. At least I can use it to blog, right? Priorities, eh? 😉

That being said, I’m going to attempt to start off the year right (part of that whole “being organized” goal), and try and get to bed at a decent hour while I still can. Night!

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5 Comments on “Class Is In Session”

  1. January 5, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    That apron is amazing! I remember my 6-course semesters; they were brutal. Good luck with yours! Having slack semesters afterwards is totally worth it.

  2. January 5, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    I love the apron your Mom made! What an awesome gift!

  3. January 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Good luck this semester! I head back to the trenches on Monday…

  4. January 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I’m so excited for food application too! Which session are you in? Woo! It starts tomorrow. 😀 Love the apron.

  5. January 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    LOL That’s an awesome apron! Marianne’s Mom FTW! 🙂

    Sucks about your early classes btw. Kind of reminiscent of my undergrad days. I’m kind of glad those are over!

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