Feliz Semana Santa!
Last night my roommate Bea showed me and a friend of her’s from class how to make paella. She explained that everyone has their own ways of going about it, what vegetables to add, what order to add things in, etc, but she sticks to the way her dad has been making it her whole life and it was absolutely amazing! She even called him in the midst of cooking to check if the chorizo sausage being spicy would change the flavor (it would, so we skipped on putting it).
After dinner we enjoyed homemade torrijas, which are basically slices of french toast toasted in cinnamon & sugar made out of a special type of bread. They’re so common during semana santa (holy week), so Bea decided to make those too. We talked about all sorts of things from our different cultures to music festivals. I always like hearing people’s thoughts and opinions about different things, since we all have grown up in such different environments.
It was the perfect beginning to holy week, and I’m heading to Marbella tonight for the long weekend. Thursday & Friday are both official holidays here in Madrid, so nearly everything will be closed. We’re spending the first two days in a hostal by the beach in the old part of Marbella and then Saturday, Sunday & Monday with Jackie’s family. I’m so excited to meet all of them and relax by the pool & beach all weekend. It’s going to be weird not being at my house with my family for Easter, which makes me even more appreciative that Jackie’s parents have taken us in to celebrate the holiday with them! A post with plenty of photos to come on Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend & Happy Easter, amores:)