Sunday, November 18, 2012

Scones and Smiles

The first semester of grad school has been tough.  There has been lots of paper-writing, lots of hair-pulling, lots of reading, lots of medical problems, and lots of crying.  There has been very little socializing, little personal time, and almost no sleep.

Luckily, there has also been a lot of love.  I have found some of the most supportive friends at MSPP, and they have been monumental to me getting through the last few months, even though we rarely see each other outside of class.  Even though I have my amazing family and friends all over the world backing me up, sometimes you just need someone that knows exactly what you are going through at that moment.  I am so grateful to have you people in my life.

The best aspect of MSPP is its incredible sense of community.  One way they establish that is through sharing food and experiences.  Every week in clinical seminar, we take turns bringing in breakfast to share while we talk about cases and professional growth.  Last week was my turn, so I decided to make pumpkin scones!

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Chip Scones
Recipe adapted from Chew Out Loud
Yield: 16 small scones