In the airport, the day of my departure, I stayed on my phone practically the entire time, texting my now boyfriend, Nick Green. It really made the terrible time in the airport somewhat enjoyable, for he is quite the dashing fellow, and made me smile endlessly. :D
I got to San Antonio, and I literally had not eaten a thing all day (which isn't strange for me), and Stef is quite the extravagent one. So, we went out to one of my favourite places EVERRR, Zushi Sushi and I had some amazing noodle dish, my usual seaweed salad, and the best ever veggie sushi rolls.
Another night we stayed in and I made this soup that my mum came across while watching Giada de Laurentiis one day, and other than the chicken broth changing to Vegetable broth, it was already vegan. Here's the recipe via foodnetwork (I made a few alterations, in italics)
Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup (courtesy of Giada de Laurentiis)
3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce
- 2 (14-ounce) cans vegetable broth
- 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup pastina pasta (or any small pasta)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
Warm the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion, and garlic and saute until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the jar of marinara sauce, vegetable broth, cannellini beans, red pepper flakes, fire roasted tomatoes, pasta, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.
I spent a lot of my time at the Riverwalk, listening to the Native American-esque band play, as I sat on my little marble slab and drank my delicious vanilla soy latte from the starbucks downstairs. I overspent while I was there, but I loved every second. I'll put some pictures from my real camera up later.
Anywho, for lunch one day, I ran to the probation office to meet Stef and her co-worker and friend, Kim. I literally ran as soon as I woke up, so by the time I got there I was ready for some foooooood. =) So we went to the Guenther House, which is a historical little cottage that serves up the best coffee and awesome-ass food. I got the same thing as I got last year, trading the cream cheese pesto for mustard, and I was in loveeee! =DD
The last night in town, i went out with friends to a movie, Land of the Lost. Fucking hilarious. =) That night, we got in an accident. Not huge, but the car was undriveable, we were on the South side of San Antonio, and I had to board a plane back home in 4 hours from then. Although it sucked, I was pretty optimistic about it. It let me spend more time with my friend who is leaving for the airforce in a few months. =/
John and Dre showed me a great time. Dre, I'll miss the hell out of you when I don't see you the next time I go to San Antonio. Good luck in the airforce. <3