Just popping in again! I swear I really do miss giving this ‘ole blog of mine the time of day, but please bear with me as a figure out when/how to fit in blogging. While I try to sort that through, let’s recap Christmas.
Let me first say that not having a formal Christmas Break is weird. No glorious three weeks off? Ugh, I guess this definitely means I am living in the “real world” or whatever you want to call it. I worked Christmas Eve and Christmas Day before heading down to my parents house. Luckily I had a nice string of 5 wonderful days off work, which gave me plenty of time to attempt to get my blogging mojo back. Taking pictures of EVERYTHING is a habit that has slipped away, but all this free time provided some motivation to work that in.
Balboa Bars & Frozen Bananas
Yes, there’s always money in the banana stand. Arrested Development anyone? apparently the banana stand from the TV show did make a brief stop in Balboa last year, but in my opinion, the original Balboa Bar is found at Sugar ‘N’ Spice. Frozen Banana with an everything topping, please.
LA FARMERS MARKET
As a kid, I remember my dad taking my sisters and I to the farmers market whenever we found ourselves in LA. But since the area has become increasingly crowded thanks to the addition of The Grove, I don’t think I had been back in years! I loved perusing all the little shops and trying to absorb the collection of smells coming from each eatery. Noteworthy finds included a refreshing bowl of fruit chalked up with some slightly exotic varieties and meat in the shape of pigs. Oink Oink.
After burning some serious kcals being all touristy and stuff, I was more that ready to chow down. With so many options, I had a hard time choosing, but eventually I decided that I was craving some dirty Greek food. Especially since Santa Barbara is lacking in that department. Tear.
But what Santa Barbara DOES have? Dirty Mexican food. Yes, this beaut of a breakfast burrito was consumed on New Years Day after a crazy night…..of working in the ER. Sometimes when I work the nightshift and stumble home at an ungodly hour, I wake up and feel just as wonderful as one would after a night on the town. It’s a good thing my roommates were on the same page and agreed Super Cucas was in order. The #12 reallllllly hit the spot :)