Well, I now have some freedom to myself. I can now work a full day at work without having to leave for meetings, class, or random things that may pop up at any second. It’s a good feeling to actually be able to finish projects that have been sitting on my desk for a while and being able to check things off my list. That being said, I’m so used to receiving 50+ emails each day that I’m constantly checking my email to see if anyone has sent me anything.

I’ve ordered my books. I need to start reading so that I can actually read all of the books next quarter. I think I’m most excited about my Psych class. I’m also very excited that I’m getting one of my elective courses checked off the list. And, I also only have 3 more Christmas presents to buy between my and my fiance’s families. Considering there are a lot of people, that’s pretty exciting. And, we have 2 of the 3 figured out, we just have to go get it.

In honor of the holiday season, I’m going to post a few cookie/’food you wouldn’t normally make unless you’re bored’ recipes between now and the end of break. I figure other people are just as bored as I am and would enjoy something new to do.

Today’s is an Ice Cream Kolacky – recipe courtesy of


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups butter
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fruit preserves, any flavor


  1. Add flour to butter or margarine and crumble in pastry blender. Add ice cream to crumbled mixture and, using dough hooks, work into dough. (If you don’t have dough hooks, use your hands. Rubber gloves will help cut down the cold temperature from the ice cream.) When dough is smooth, shape into ball and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Roll dough to about 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface. Using the rim of a glass dipped in flour, cut out circles. Place on a cookie sheet and make a thumbprint in center of each. Fill thumbprints with 1/2 teaspoon fruit filling.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar when cool. Eat and enjoy!