Like a thousand people riding unicycles around campus, and that girl walking around in a tank top in sub-degree weather. Okay, it was 47 degrees Fahrenheit …but still, it was FORTY SEVEN DEGREES!
I also saw a lady playing her violin for money. She was a great violinist, yet her choice of venue could not have been worse. This older lady decided to play in the middle of the bridge connecting East Bank to West Bank. Between the somber music and the frigid cold water beneath me, I could have sworn I was sitting on the revitalized Titanic. To make matters worse, she didn’t ‘have a single coin in her case. Yet, what could she expect??? She was on a campus, surrounded by students equally as broke as her.
Yes, there was also a homeless man. I saw him while I was driving home. He had a cane but then failed to actually use the cane as he ran towards a car offering him change. He literally burst out in full sprint, probably with as good of form as I have on any given run. So while I commend him for his running abilities, I can’t help but laugh at the total absurdity of faking the need for a cane. What’s the point of an awesome prop if you’re not going to use it??
As I was driving home last night, I recapped this series of ridiculous events. Some made me laugh, some kind of bothered me. Then I started thinking of other things that have bothered me lately, and then I thought about the terrible tow-truck driver, which made me think of how equally heartless I’d be if I didn’t share this recipe!
Sweet Dough Bread
-2 cups warm water
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-6 cups of flour (roughly)
-1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup dry milk
-3 packes yeast
-tad of salt
1. Mix the dry ingredients (not including flour) and wet ingredients separately; then combine
2. In a standard mixer, using the hook attachment, add flour until the dough comes off the walls of the bowl
2. Put a towel over the bowl and allow the dough to rise/double in size – this should be done in a warm area and can take anywhere from 45 minutes to several hours. I tend to wait overnight. The bigger the better.
Makes 2 pounds of dough; bake at 325 ~12-15 minutes with filling of choice
Sound like a lot? Wait till you fill it with peanut butter or cherries and almonds and dark chocolate. If it weren’t for the few crumbs left, you won’t even know you made it.