I am making this speedy because it is a GORGEOUS day outside and Ryan and I are about to head out to play tennis! =)
After church, I met Erin (ryan’s sister) and Ryan at Nola Cafe for lunch—
Nola Cafe is as it sounds—a cute tiny New Orleans cafe here in Tampa! I had never been before but Erin loves the place and has been talking about it forever. Its a complete hole-in-the-wall that you could never find if you weren’t looking!
Ryan asked for a BIG glass of water…..check out my glass compared to his mammoth sized glass!
I think it made him feel better! 😉
We also ordered a side of “beignet bits” for the table-—
Ahhhh these absolutely EPITOMIZED holy yum! They were soooooooooo good and warm! I probably nibbled my way through two whole ones.
For my lunch, I ordered the chicken caesar salad, which was just okay. It was nothing special because it was completely soaked in dressing. I picked through what I could and Ryan finished the rest.
However, I also ordered a cup of red beans and rice, which was FABULOUS.
Next time I go I’m just getting a big ol’ bowl of this. It was sooooooo creamy and delicious, especially after I liberally dumped hot sauce into it! It had yummy pieces of spicy sausage in it and only a small amount of soft rice at the bottom. A winner for sure!
Alright—-gotta seize the day and hit up the courts! I played tennis all four years of high school but sort of fell off the wagon after that. Today will be a big match up 😉
See you tonight!
Oh—and because of popular demand, I got the infamous non-alcoholic sangria recipe from yesterday!
1 bottle “Fre” red wine (non-alcoholic red wine….apparently this is a pretty common brand?)
1 can sprite zero
cinnamon to taste
about 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1 apple, cut into chunks
Mix everything together and enjoy! I will definitely be making this in the future…it was SO light and refreshing and, like Leslie just said on the phone, it really makes you feel like you are drinking without any of the nasty alcohol side effects! Enjoy! =)