Longtime readers know I grew up in NH, and I try to get back a couple times each year to visit. Well, only once so far this year, but it was a great trip!! My mama and step-dad and grandma picked me up at the airport and whisked me away to my favorite Mexican restaurant EVER, Hermanos Cocina Mexicana in Concord. They have delicious seitan made by Cafe Indigo (which, sadly, is not a cafe anymore but still sells their goods wholesale and online), as well as Daiya cheese and vegan sour cream (not sure what brand or if they make their own). I had a spicy seitan chimichanga with rice and beans!
The next day Mama and I headed back to Concord for acupuncture (Five Seasons- Julie is flipping amazing, if you live in that area and are interested!) and lunch at the Co-op, where they have so many vegan options it’ll make your head spin. Even more than I’ve seen at the big Whole Foods here in Denver! We had vegan chili off the hot bar, and some cupcakes. I swear, we each only had one and took the rest home!
That night I cooked dinner for everyone at home.
I made my Sweet Potato & Tomato Soup, and Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas. That’s right, step-dad and grandma ate vegan cheese and vegan bacon and vegan crumbles, and loved it! Here’s Grandma:
Pretty sure that was the strangest food she’s eaten in her 85 years
There was a TON of relaxing. I love a mug of hot tea in the morning, rocking in my mom’s screened in porch, enjoying the view:
And of course afternoon cocktails on the dock with Grandma:
Ain’t she adorable!? I hope I’m as healthy, spry, and funny as she is when I’m her age!
On Sunday my mom and I went for a hike. We actually climbed a mountain!
On Monday we headed over to Portsmouth to visit and spend my last night. We had lunch at The Friendly Toast (which I’m totally going to do a separate post on cuz it was FANTASTIC!). Here’s our crew, drinking and eating. From right to left, there’s me, my mom, my brother Bob, my cousin Gail and her husband Pat, and my Aunt Sandy:
It was a great trip, but I already miss my mom. Can’t wait to go back!