I've been bad at keeping this updated since I got back from Seattle. I guess I've been kind of busy...I just spent 3 hours making Excel spreadsheets to budget myself better so I can start paying my student loans. SO EXCITING, I KNOW! I had to make sure I left myself enough money to eat out though, which is what all the "loan counselors/experts/whatever" tell you not to do, but I feel like food is the tiny crack of light at the end of this long tunnel of doom and endless debt. Besides, the food I eat at home has gotten so boring and I mostly only eat vegetables, pita, and 3 kinds of hummus. Sometimes I'll actually make something, but usually I'm so tired after work. Being a real person is hard.
Last week I finally went to Porchetta! All week had been talking about when I was living in Rome, and it really made me miss it, mostly the food, obviously. So I had to go here and get myself some pork on bread.
This porchetta was better than some I had in Rome!! I mean, porchetta is everywhere in Rome. I don't think I ever disliked any, but it wasn't always amazing since it's easy to get a dried sandwich. This was really great -- the pork was so tender and moist (I dont like this word), but then the crackly, skin bits were such good surprise bites. I was afraid the bread would be too dry, but it was soft, with just enough chewiness. I sort of remember being able to add mayo or some sort of sauce in Rome, which sometimes it definitely needed, but this didn't need anything at all. Although next time I might order a side of beans.