On Thursday my sister Suzanna flew into Salt Lake and we road tripped together up to Rexburg to visit my other sister Allison for the weekend. Allison planned a full agenda for us including campus events and social affairs which kept us busy.
|Priorities: We ate at Taco Bus as soon as we arrived.|
Allison brought us along to a little social gathering she has with her friends called Art Night--where all the fancy art people draw pictures on a theme or collaboratively. It was incredibly intimidating but I pushed out a drawing of the Mona Lisa which ended up looking like my teenage mother.
We went on a full campus tour and Suzi was continually surprised about the strict rules they have at BYU-I and the culture of the Mormon homeland. On the drive up I would continually respond to these comments with "Welcome to the state of Deseret."
|I found a parrot-friend in an unlocked room.|
I cooked a few meals while I was there too including this amazing (vegan) soup that my good friend Tallia sent me awhile back. I don't take pictures of my food so just know that its pretty as well as delicious and received high praises by everyone.
Corn and Sweet Potato Soup
5-6 cups of vegetable broth
2 sweet potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion (diced)
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
2 tsp cumin (I also added a dash of paprika)
1 small red chili or jalapeno (chopped)
1 red bell pepper (chopped)
1 lb corn kernels (roasted ideally)
Salt and Pepper
● Add the garlic and jalapeno and let fry for about ten minutes.
● Add 1 1/2 cups of broth and simmer for ten minutes.
● Add cumin, paprika, and sweet potatoes, let simmer for ten minutes.
● Add bell pepper, corn, and remaining broth. Simmer until potatoes are soft.
● Lightly puree the soup with an immersion blender.
● Top with lime (delicious), fresh cilantro, tortilla chips/strips, and avocado.
We finished our trip with watching Allison preform in a cover band competition where she ended up winning and getting interviewed by the school newspaper. Below is the video of their performance and at 2:50 my sister adjusts her glasses on camera.
Woah--back to normal. Rexburg was fun but I'm glad I don't live there; its so cold.