Hello, and welcome to the first installment of my blog, “Sof’s Selections!” My name is Sofia, but my friends call me Sof for short. This will be a bi-weekly blog where I talk about basically everything I’ve watched, heard, made, bought or done that I enjoyed during the past two weeks! I am so excited to start this blog! Ok, enough with the introductions. Let’s get into it!
- TV Show Of The Week: “Dynasty” (the remake)
“Dynasty” is one of those shows that is so bad that you absolutely can’t look away. It is full of action, drama and style. I have found that if I zone out for 10 minutes, I miss an entire storyline! The show stars Elizabeth Gillies of “Victorious” fame, and she does a killer job of playing the tough, mean boss. I have never seen the original “Dynasty,” but if it is anything like the remake, I will be sure to check it out! You can watch “Dynasty” on The CW or catch up on the first three seasons on Netflix.
- Keeping A Schedule
Since I am currently a remote student, I have been trying to find ways to keep myself sane during this weird yet incredibly busy semester. I decided to buy a table calendar so I can pre-plan my weeks regarding my classes and extracurriculars. I must say, it certainly helped me visualize my next few months, and I would highly recommend this to anyone that likes to pre-plan. Even if something is just a week ahead, writing it down will undoubtedly help you destress. I went through all of my syllabuses (yay syllabus week) and color-coded each class, marking important dates, like tests, projects or finals. It helped me differentiate my SUPER busy weeks from my regular amount of busy weeks.
- Recipe Of The Week: Viral Feta Cheese Pasta
My recipe of the week has been going viral on TikTok, and apparently, made Finland sell out of feta cheese. When I read that it did that and saw all of the TikToks about the recipe, I knew I had to try it. Let me tell you: it deserves ALL the hype. You do not need to be a culinary expert to follow this incredibly easy and delicious recipe!
10 oz of pasta of your choosing
10 oz cherry tomatoes
Half a block of feta cheese or 4 oz
¼ cup of olive oil
¼ tsp black pepper
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp dried parsley
½ tsp salt
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 and ½ tsp minced garlic
½ cup of whole milk ricotta
Salt and pepper to taste
Basil leaves to garnish (optional)
HOW TO MAKE:
Add 10 oz of cherry tomatoes, a half-block of feta cheese, ¼ cup of olive oil, ¼ tsp black pepper, ½ tsp oregano, ½ tsp dried parsley, ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp balsamic vinegar to a baking dish.
Let bake in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. Cook the pasta while baking.
Once the 35 minutes is up, add the pasta, 1 and ½ tsp of minced garlic and ½ cup of ricotta whole milk into the baking dish and mix everything together.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
That concludes this week’s edition of Sof’s Selections! I hope you found some of these ideas and recommendations helpful. Maybe you’ll even try the recipe of the week! Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to smile!