Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Well Needed Break

Devin and I took a mini vacation from our lives and subsequent DIY kitchen project and drove up to Albuquerque to visit family and friends.  It was definitely well needed and so great to be amongst great people and basking in beautiful weather! 

We couldn't get to New Mexico without partaking in the exceptional cuisine, better stated as Red and Green CHILI!  This is the question that is asked of all when ordering New Mexican food, Red or Green?  The brave will choose Christmas which is both, and that is precisely what I ordered at Sadie's, a requirement whenever we return to Albuquerque.  The staple for me is cheese enchiladas, flat, Christmas, egg over medium and a side plate of papitas (little potatoes). 

Another famous eatery in Albuquerque is the Frontier.  The Frontier brings back fond memories for me as it is directly across the street from the University of New Mexico campus and many a burrito were purchased here during studio hours at the architecture school.  We met an old friend for breakfast on the way back home.  It was a delight to see an old friend and to see my Alma mater!

A quick day trip to Santa Fe with good friends and family on the Rail Runner was a treat although we didn't have much time in Santa Fe, it was a good time.  

We had such a nice trip and can't wait to go back!  We had to bring a little New Mexico home with us to Texas in the form of lots of Chili!  I brought home some green chili to add to the freezer, red chili flakes, green chili powder, and a beautiful ristra that is hanging gloriously on our back patio. 

Back to the grind now, and getting our kitchen finished up!  A quick update, the stone shop came and measured our cabinets for the template for the counter tops before our trip!  You can call me super excited now! 

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures! It was so good to see you both, sorry I couldn't have spent more time with you. Looking forward to Christmas.


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