Mine lasted from Friday – Monday :] Woot woot.
Highlights. And pictures and food of my escape from life… #offthegrid
We stopped in NH for some Common Man Hi-Way diner food and drinks (which I have to say is the fanciest rest stop ever Hooksett Rest Area.. it has markets… even a FARMER’S MARKET inside! Insane) and after dropping my stuff off at C’s house we headed to the Moon Harvest Musical Festival 🎼 ☮ ✌ 🎶 ♬ ♪ There we had chairs, enjoyed adult beverages… it was a family event and even tho we got there late, there was still food.
Oh no big deal… just a bathtub in the middle of the woods… we later found the toilet too!
Feel asleep in one of C’s friends’ extra tent… with a kiddie beach blanket to cover us. And a… facewash towel?!…. it was freezing. I mean we were like, in shorts and tanks. I woke up like before 7am, we were shivering and headed over to Sugar & Spice for food and then to go home and sleep.
Totally slept in. Haven’t felt so refresed in my forever! After we ate, we got back to his place around 9 and slept til… very late. But we decided to go up to Burlington VT (which is the only hopping place to be apparently, minus the cool music festivals) to walk around, and eat around :] But of course not until I get rubbed and snuggled by Buster.
I’m getting hangry therefore cray cray. So off to Asiana Noodle Shop for some Emperors’ Soup for me :]
My Emperor Soup
Shrimp wonton, egg noodle, roasted pork, shrimp, lobster claw, shitake and enoki mushrooms, bok-choy, topped with daikon, cilantro, scallion and fried garlic. Served with egg fried rice. — the egg fried rice was also great the next day (Labor Day… when C made me ravioli and we finished the left over rice hehe)
C’s Thai Beef (Rice) Noodle Soup
Tender beef, basil, bean sprouts and rice noodles in a rich, slow simmered beef broth.
The Money Shots:
Look how happy I am :]
Which tasted a lot like a vietnamese PHO. In fact I was convinced it was just pho….. with Thai I expect sour, spicy….. fish sauce…. not as clear and clean as this was. C loved it. I loved it too :]
I’m pretty sure this was the:
Lobster meat and cucumber rolled inside. Topped with crab salad, avocado and torched with teriyaki sauce.
Please tell me they’re not doing what we thought they were doing outside.
Once again we were lazy for most of the day.. So being a romantic, C took me to….
We grabbed some food to (finally) eat at Roots.
Vermont pork belly, braised in local cider, pan roasted with maple syrup and served over a smoked corn cake with a preserved lemon, lime and apple relish.
It was too cute. C actually kept cutting parts off and spitting out parts.
I think the cut of the day was flank, grilled to your preference,
served over parmesan and garlic smashed potatoes, i got these corn polenta cakes… which I loved, with a red wine reduction, caramelized onion butter and charred leeks. And since Beets are the vegetable of the day, they added it with my dish.
Slow roasted pulled, VT pork tossed in our house made barbeque sauce, topped with coleslaw and Cabot cheddar cheese, served on a toasted roll. And obviously he added bacon to it :] Nothing tastes better on pork than pork!
Of course I always have a glass of delicious red wine.
Good thing we ate because the Vermont State Fair was a lot smaller, and lack of food, games and rides than we expected. BUT they had a petting zoo and even a giraffe!!!
They had the worst fake transformer there that I had to PAY to get pics with so I didn’t. OH, we did pay for those balls you crawl into, to bounce each other in…. but we were way too tall for those. And I kept hurting myself and falling and getting claustrophobic.
Selfie with the Alpaca became a kissing job. He kissed me!
Day 4 & 5 were just relaxation and coming back home…..
We hit up the supermarket for some Cheese & Meats plates!!!! And some vino for me of course… I also got C hooked on Hard Root Beer.
These are called Moonlight Drops…. and they’re just regular grapes. But it was fun dipping them into the triple creme hehehe…
Driving me home with matching Harvest Moon tanks!
I promise to finish my 5SOS Concert post soon!!!!