These car foods were not enough! (1/3 juice, apple, larabar cashew cookie)
Or rather, they should have been but I missed an exit (or rather, I made the exit but missed the second exit!) and was very late getting to Hillsborough for dinner! I went 18 miles out of my way before I noticed the mistake. BUMMER!
Lots of water was consumed. My thirst is out of control these days! Blood volume must be crankin’ up.
Before I left town I went by to say goodbye to Kanz and strategically sweetly asked if he would put air in my tires. My dad taught me to do this when I was 16 and I endured about 8 years of checking and getting air. One of my most hated chores on the earth! And then I got married and it’s one of the great perks of matrimony. Thanks Kanz!
When I arrived in Hillsborough, famished and excited to see Lillis Billis, mom and I walked downtown to check out the restaurant scene. We almost ate at Gulf Rim, one of my favs, and then almost ate at Saratoga, another fabulous hometown establishment, but then I remember Bandido’s!
It’s the best Mexican place ever! I remember in the golden days when it first opened my friends and I would go for the cheapest item on the menu: the cheese quesadilla appetizer. It came with a pile of “salad” and sour cream on the side.
So many fun memories here! What amazed me most about tonight’s dinner was the taste memories. The atmosphere was a bit different, but the flavors were exactly the same! Not to be gross, but Bandido’s has a different taste than all other Mexican restaurants I’ve been to. It’s lighter in some ways and they seem to use more cilantro or something!?
My #1 reason for coming was the chips and salsa. Bandido’s has excellent salsa with minimal onionage.
Hunger tamed! I am not much of a salsa lover due to the strong onion/garlic taste, but tonight I was more into the salsa than the chips. (But have no fear, the onions had zero appeal. It was the tomato + cilantro spice I was into).
And I couldn’t resist the same old cheese quesadilla of my glory days.
It tasted exactly the same!!!! Wonderfully cheesy with a pile of “salad” plus guac, sour cream and cheese.
Beans + rice on the side. This was the best meal I had all week!
This meal left me even thirstier than ever – and with zero room for dessert! And my dad has 3 boxes of V-day chocolates too!! Just no more room in there.
Mom and I stopped into the church hall on our walk home where all of the adults from my childhood church were gathering for some bluegrass and potluck. It was fun to see all of the church folks I grew up with – especially with my new physical state! The women said they could see a tiny bump growing : )
Lillis and I are curled up on the couch, but I’m ready to head up to my old bedroom!