Yesterday, right after blogging, my mom, Ian, and I drove to Ann Arbor to catch the Michigan-Illinois basketball game. My mom went to the University of Illinois and I graduated from the University of Michigan about two years ago, so it’s always fun to invoke a little family competition .
Unfortunately, the game was sloppy and pretty unexciting.
But, Michigan did manage to pull off a win (undefeated at home) . I love that Michigan has a good basketball team now, they were never very good when I was a student.
After the game, we were all starving, so we headed to Prickly Pear, a mexican-inspired restaurant in Ann Arbor.
Right after we sat down, we were brought chips and fresh salsa.
The salsa was so good and I was so hungry, I dominated the chips!
For my meal, I wanted to try something new so I ordered the black bean anaheim rellenos w/red mole: anaheim peppers filled with black beans and cheese, dusted with corn masa and pan fried
Yum! Prickly Pear is known for southwestern-style cuisine that is not super heavy or greasy. It was perfect, I ate about half and brought the rest back to Chicago as leftovers.
After dinner, Ian and I ran over to Pizza Bob’s for an oreo, peanut butter, and banana milkshake. I didn’t snap a picture but rest assured, Pizza Bob’s probably makes the best milkshake ever. Delicious.
Unfortunately, it was getting late and we needed to drive back to Chicago, so we went back to my mom’s, packed up the furball, and headed out. What a quick but fun trip! Even with all of the slip-ups, I am incredibly grateful to have been able to go home for a bit and spend some time with my mom .
We didn’t get back to Chicago until a little after 10 p.m. last night, so we unpacked, made a snack, and watched the Walking Dead (anyone else a fan?)
Back to the grind today, happy Monday!