Since I now live in the land of amazing Tex-Mex food, and since all the grocery stores are filled with my old favorites from my time living in Mexico, I’ve been craving my absolute favorite Mexican dish: Chicken with Molé sauce.
See the obvious problem? Yes, the chicken. When I lived in Mexico, I wasn’t a vegetarian! At most Mexican restaurants there is a decent selection of vegetarian-friendly options. But never a dish with molé. So I made my own variation.
It was delicious! If you don’t know, molé is a sauce made from chocolate and chiles. Yes, that is right. And it is delicious. It is traditionally topped with queso blanco or queso Oaxaca, but the goat cheese was my personal twist. The saltiness and creaminess of the goat cheese went really well with the sweet and spice of the molé sauce. And always squeeze fresh lime juice over Mexican food. Trust me.
After my vegetarian twist, I headed out to the BatFest held on one of the bridges close to my apartment. Caitlin met me at my apartment and we took the bus to meet up with some of my new grad school classmates!
Austin (and apparently all of Texas) has a large population of bats and there are a ton that come out at the Congress Ave bridge at night, so we were hoping to see a giant swarm of them. Unfortunately they were not cooperating and we only saw them flying around solo. But I still thought they were cool!
And see why I’m in love with Austin?
After a short stint at the BatFest, we went to a couple bars looking for anything exciting. My classmates left early but Caitlin and I are wild party girls new in town and looking for a social life, so we stayed out and had a fun night together!
This morning I got my act together and met a friend at the gym then bought my books for class. This upcoming week is going to be crazy, I’m glad I had some fun this weekend!!