Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sitting Around A...Storage Tub?

Dinner for two, please. 

(Don't worry Uncle Mike - not for a boy!) 

I had dinner with a friend tonight. We used a storage tub as our table. Hey, that works, right?

And yes, that's Polish pottery. My favorite.

Although it's been almost two weeks since I moved into my apartment, me and my roommates have been working hard to get into the swing of school. We will just now be getting a couch over the weekend, and we're still hunting for a table (we have chairs from Tyler and Lara - yay!). It has been great to have more space, even in a tiny apartment, but it will feel so much better once we get all of our boxes put away, and once we have a table to sit at, and decorations on the walls.

Possibly the best part about living in an apartment down the street from Moody* has been getting to cook again. If you've been following along on Claire's Corner for a while now, you know how much I love to cook and bake. My kitchen at home became a safe haven after long days at school, and I have missed that aspect of "normal" life since being in college. I'm so glad it's back now. I feel like I can add that part of my identity back into the mix, and it's wonderful. Now I can actually cook dinner for friends, which I love!

Even though we don't have a table, and we're still moving in, I appreciated tonight because it felt like "real life" - catching up over a bowl of hot food at the end of the day. I needed that today.

Recipe for Korean Beef Bowl can be found HERE (just ignore the blog name - ah well!). It's delicious. Tyler and Lara introduced me to this recipe, and it's one of the simplest and most comforting meals. It's a staple of theirs, and I made it for the first time today. Thanks Tyler and Lara!

*(it's technically still on-campus housing, but part of the building is used by senior residents, and part by married students or groups of 3 female upperclassmen). 


  1. The life of a college student… dinner on a storage tub. :) I had asked my brother ages ago about extra furniture to, but they weren't getting rid of anything. Sorry that I never gave you that info. I'm glad you're able to cook regularly again, no matter what you have to eat on.

  2. You are going to love remembering times like these! Glad you posted about it! And hope you get a table soon. :)

  3. As the eternal optimist I know that it will not be long before the "dinner for two" is just you and he-who-is-not-yet-known!


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