Switching from psychiatry to surgery was definitely jarring. It's been a long time since I've done a physical exam on a patient. First day on ER in the country hospital...
*in the midst of mass chaos*
ER Attending: Go do a full history and physical on a patient now!
Chef Uy: Eh? Touch a patient? What is this stethoscope in my white coat? How do I use it?
ER Attending: Patient walks in with chest pain. What's on your differential right now!!
Chef Uy: Uhhhh ...heart attack?
ER Attending: Ok ...and what other diseases - name 6 other differentials right now! What labs are you going to order? What about imaging?! What are you going to do with the patient now - admit or discharge?! Any consults? What are you deciding? This is the ER, so there's no time to waste!
Chef Uy: halp plz!
Guess what. You aren't ever fresh when you wake up at 4am that day no matter how much you nap.
Homemade ice cream is the best way to comfort myself after a long, long day. Doctor's orders.
2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
3/4 cup cherries (I used frozen)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
Heat the milk in a medium-sized saucepan.
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar. Slowly pour the hot milk into the eggs, stirring so they cook but not scramble. Return to saucepan; add extract and heat until thick enough to coat back of a spoon.
Remove from heat, scrape into a bowl, and chill thoroughly, preferably overnight.
Freeze the gelato in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. In the last 5 minutes when ice cream is nearly ready, add cherries and chocolate chunks