Hello and welcome to December! With break just around the corner, I decided to reflect on my semester as a dual degree student. Cooking pairs my social life in Medford with my practice at the SMFA. Without further ado, here is a list of my favorite dishes I’ve cooked this semester (yes, you CAN cook all of these things in a communal dorm kitchen!) that go really well with a few of my favorite ceramic pieces I’ve wheelthrown.
1. Stuffed shells + ohata khaki serving bowl = wholesome, homey vibes!
Stuffed shells are my all-time favorite dish. I paired this filling dinner with a large ohata khaki serving bowl I made. The bowl is a warm, rust color, and the delicious Italian meal conjures up some seriously homey vibes. This is definitely a sharing meal!
2. Rotini, chicken, snap pea, and lemon vinaigrette salad + bathroom white and noxema blue plate = crisp professionalism, Instagram-worthy
I got this cool dish off the Cabot cheese website, of all places! The sharp citrus and pea pairs well with a crisp, elegant white-and-blue plate I made. And, yes, I did snap a pic for the ‘gram!
3. Cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta salad + rich blue individual bowl = filling, snuggle up in your bed with dinner-type of night
This meal is warm, cheesy, and fills you right up! I made a round bowl that fits so nicely in your hands, but is still deep enough to hold plenty of yummy pasta. The deep bowl also means you can curl up in bed with some Netflix with no fear of spillage!
4. Homemade garlic bread + rooster plate = rustic, eating your humble dinner in the middle of the Vermont forest mood
Yes, I did paint a rooster on one of my plates. Yes, I do have the pottery taste of a middle-aged suburban mom. This sturdy plate goes great with rich, homemade garlic bread. It was easy to transport myself to a quaint log cabin off of a Vermont lake when I was eating this!
5. Chocolate cheesecake + temmoku plate = treat yo self/indulgent aura
Nothing looks better than a healthy slice of chocolate cheesecake on a shiny, black plate. Chocolate indulgence. That is all.
6. Bootleg Medford fog + teadust mug = warmth, staying in, relaxing
A Medford fog is a drink that the Rez (Tufts’ student-run coffee shop) makes out of hot milk, earl grey tea, and vanilla. Good thing my roommate figured out how to make this herself! This sweet drink in my round, cozy teadust mug gets me relaxed, without the long, cold walk to the Rez.
Have a LOVELY winter break, and a very happy New Year! See ya next year!