Colorful covers dated back from the 1880's, and here it was my job to organize this room. I know this sound ridiculously cheesy, but I really felt like I was taking a step back in time as I studied each cover. A 1999 Kelly Ripa binding brought me back to the days of 3rd grade while a 2005 Sarah Jessica Parker number made me question the GH stylist on their hideous selection. Because abundantly old issued were going in the trash, I was able to pocket a few of my favorites.
At the end of the semester, I'll be writing a paper on how the images of women have changed in the last 125 years to receive credit for my internship. And, I can't wait to once again slip on the required white gloves (which must always be worn when handling these priceless pieces) as I sift through evidence to support my arguments.
After my lunch in the Hearst cafe, I sifted through towers of mail.
Note to anyone reading this: If you ever want to renew a subscription to GH, don't send your order form and check to the New York editorial office. It's supposed to go to Iowa. There's a business supply envelope in the magazine for a reason.
After a trip to the freebies table, where I grabbed a cute cookbook called Weeknight Desserts, I bid the building adieu until Tuesday. As I schlepped my 5 vintage GH magazines back on the R train, all I kept thinking about was how wonderful it will be once I get home. A quiet night (free of roommates) was just what I needed after a long week in the City.
Here's a delicious and super easy recipe
from my new sweet treat manual:
Flourless (and Quick) Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
In a large bowl, stir together the PB, sugar and egg until they're well blended. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork dipped in water. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on the pan.
And there you go; in as little as 20 minutes, you have made about 15 cookies.