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enhorabuena, bea!


I spent this past weekend in Lisbon, Portugal with the girls, but first I’d love to share something else with you! The weekend before that was my roommate Bea’s last weekend in the apartment.  She just finished her last year of university and decided to go back to her parent’s house for the summer until she figures out her plan for the fall.

We celebrated with a final together in the apartment, of a wonderful piece of halibut that was from her town in Almeria, Spain.  Bea baked it in the oven and it was absolutely delicious, between the three of us we nearly finished the entire thing!  I also made homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese, which my two Spanish roommates loved.  I tried explaining that it’s really just a little kid’s food in the US, but I don’t know if I was too convincing.  I followed a delicious, easy tomato soup recipe that I also made here.

Bea also made a delicious strawberry shortcake.  We spent the whole night eating and talking, and it was so much fun.  I was planning on going out that night with my friends, but I didn’t realize how late it was until it was nearly 3 o’clock in the morning.  I feel the same way that I did after we had our last dinner with Bruna; I really wish we had done this more often!!

Congratulations, Bea!  And good luck with everything.  Hopefully I will see you in the USA in the fall!!

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¡te echamos de menos, bruna!

{Empanada de atún para decir adios}

My roommate Bruna was only here for the fall semester and January exams, so on Saturday she went home to Brazil!  Even though she was busy with her parents being here for the past month, we still managed to get some time in to have dinner with all four of the roommates in my apartment.  That being said, it was actually our first and last dinner all together.  It made the dinner even more fun I think, that we knew we weren’t going to be all together for a long time, or maybe even ever again!

{la mesa, llena de comida}

We enjoyed a tuna empanada made by Bea; macaroni & cheese (me); ham, crackers & pâte from Eva; and Brazilian cheese breads from Bruna.  Bruna also made little mini chocolate for dessert which we enjoyed with a bottle of Cava that her parents bought us!  All of this, we accompanied with lots of laughs and great stories late into the night, despite work and 8am classes the next morning.  I hope we’ll be able to make time to do these dinners more often, even though Bruna is already back in sunny, warm Brazil!

I hope you enjoyed your semester in Madrid, Bruna and that this was a great send-off dinner!  Thanks for all of the great times over the past five months, and hopefully we’ll see you soon… in Brazil!

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decir hasta luego al viejo y hola al nuevo

With all of the hustle and bustle of the end of the semester, the arrival of our parents, dan’s birthday, christmas, and new years, I have had absolutely no time to catch up on blogging.  However, with a clean room, a load of laundry up, and a refrigerator full of food, it’s time to get back into blogging.

The fall semester was full of new adventures with old friends and new friends that I am so happy to have met over the past few months.  Though many of them were only here for the semester, I know I’ll be seeing them over the next eight months that I’ll still be living here in Madrid.  Nevertheless, we had a goodbye dinner to celebrate Christmas and enjoy one last crazy meal all together in Dan’s apartment, but it was really more of an “hasta luego.”

Thank you all for the wonderful memories from this semester.  I wish you all the best of luck and know I will be seeing you soon!!  xxx

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