Lab Cat

17 May 2007

End of the Semester

Filed under: Garden, Knitting, Personal, Teaching — Cat @ 9:57 am

Finally! I always try to not to get overwhelmed by the end of the semester, but for some reason it is impossible. My students launched their food products to the college on Monday. We had two exciting food products developed this year:

PiTZa – a pita bread stuffed with black bean spread and covered with mango salsa and cheese. The meal will be sold fresh in packages with the pita already stuffed; the mango and cheese provided so that you can build your own. Shelf-life is expected to be about two weeks.

Stuffed Sweet Potato – like a twice baked potato but made with sweet potatoes. The mashed sweet potato is flavored with cayenne pepper, paprika and garlic. This will be a frozen dish and take about 15 minutes to reheat in a 425 F oven. There are plans to develop other flavors including Old Bay, Thai Special and Thanksgiving Traditional.

I still have their final reports to read and grade. In addition to the course, this semester, I had three great undergraduate researchers working in my lab. I need to read their reports and I have to prepare posters for a conference in July.

I’ve been enjoying the fine weather in the garden and I am trying to knit an afghan for Afghans for Afghans, which has to be mailed for May 25th. This means that I haven’t have much time to think about blogging or take pictures to post. Normal(ish) service should return after the weekend.



  1. HA!! I’m done with all of my grading and have been for over a week now. Of course, I start teaching again tomorrow.

    BTW, I’ve found great pleasure in your flower pictures. However, I am pleased to report I have become much less dependent on them for Springtime feelings as the flowers in Minnesota are in FULL bloom. Except my lilacs. I had hoped this year would be the year. Oh well, next year they should be old enough.

    Comment by Chemgeek — 21 May 2007 @ 12:34 am

  2. Thanks for the comments about my flowers. I enjoy taking them and showing them off. I am glad for you that MN has final caught up seasonwise with DE.

    Comment by Cat — 21 May 2007 @ 9:23 am

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