Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday to Sunday part 2

So, on Saturday, we ventured over to the Red Mesa Cantina .

Waiting anxiously for food.

I actually WAS anxious because I ordered a tofu taco! I have never tried tofu, so I was scared that I might not like it. I'm big on textures.
I got two of the tofu tacos, which are "Tamarind marinated tofu, rajas, pineapple, jalapenos, jack cheese"
I opted not to get the cheese since I had a red bean quesadilla at home earlier in the day. On the side, I had my favorite: yuca fries~

Verdict? Not bad! Mirza said it was like mozzarella cheese! I also found it quite filling, but it may have been the yuca fries with chipotle ketchup...;)

Mirza ordered the Alambres with beef. He's been eating all vegetarian lately with me, so I think he felt the need for meat lol.

We somehow managed to save room for dessert (not really, we forced it) because we LOVE their banana split. From their website: "Chipotle chocolate and dulce de leche gelatos in a crisp sugar & cinnamon sopapilla with fresh bananas, strawberries, pineapple topped with cajeta caramel, mexican chocolate sauce and whipped cream"
Words cannot describe.

We hated it, obviously:

Earlier in the day while Mirza was teaching guitar, I picked up my CSA share.

And Sunday was a lazy rainy day. I love the rain when you have no place to go or be!

Max liked it, too:

 I got in a great upper body work out from my apartment's gym. I've been using it a lot more since they added free-weights and got new machines. I actually might not renew my membership to Shape's because I have the gym here, my bike, the pools, and I honestly have not been using the classes there much anymore.

After my work out, I had big plans to try the infamous Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake! 
Everything went into the Vitamix and out came a delicious concoction. I was mostly excited to try out my new Glass Dharma straws.

I love these glass straws! They actually make drinking smoothies easier and more enjoyable! 
I will definitely be ordering more. I want some with the colorful decorative dots. I highly recommend these if you love smoothies as much as me!
As for the Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake? Amazing! So chocolatey and rich. Lots of protein, too!


In other news, as some of you may or may not know, I was lucky enough to win a scholarship from my hospital for an all-expense paid trip to NTI and Critical Care Exposition, which is in Washington, DC this year. I am so thrilled to go, and will be staying at the GRAND HYATT HOTEL!! Everything has been paid for by the hospital. All free to me. aaah.
Since everything is FREE, including flight, it just made sense to buy a ticket for Mirza to come along, too! His birthday is the following week, so this is kind of a birthday gift to him. We've been together for 7 years, and we have never been anywhere on vacation together, besides family outings, so touring the capital and staying in a beautiful hotel for free feels like the perfect getaway!


Trying To Heal said...

oh man, that meal you had looks great! the dessert especially!

and your smoothie looks awesome! how come mine never come out like that!!!

Kelly said...

Those straws are awesome!! I always reuse my plastic ones over and over, but this looks like a solution to doing that! :)