Boloco for Dinner

Having to pay for groceries, public transportation, and other little things without a job has left me with a tight budget. So far, in the two and a half weeks I’ve been at school, I have avoided going out for dinner {okay, I’ve done it once before tonight but I didn’t have a choice!}.

So after my last class today I arrived back at my apartment around 6 – dinner time. I was hungry and couldn’t decide what to make. And I knew Boloco was the answer. The burrito joint is somewhat of a phenomenon in Boston. BOston LOcal COmpany is where the name comes from – or so I’ve been told. The fast food place is all over the city {one is 3 minutes down the street from my apartment, another is ON my school campus} so I am always being tempted. They are reasonably priced, have really fresh ingredients, and you can make your order as healthy or unhealthy as you please. Needless to say, I’m a fan πŸ™‚

I decided a burrito in a bowl was the way to go tonight, because I knew I was going to order some guacamole as a side to eat with tortilla chips. I ordered online {saving 10% by doing so} and brought my order back to my apartment.

I added my own dressing atop my salad made of: romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, sliced cucumber and tomato, grilled vegetables, black beans, and tomato salsa. I initially thought I should have ordered the next size up {I got a small – the original is bigger}, but this filled me up perfectly.

So I spent money on dinner tonight, but I didn’t spend a lot. I saved a little by using tortilla chips I already had, and I didn’t order a drink. I was smart about it, I enjoyed it, and I know it won’t become a regularity… at least until I get a job!

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Boston, You’re My Home

This weekend was nothing short of amazing. I feel like I packed in so much fun stuff in such a short amount of time. I got to see so many friends and people I hadn’t seen much since I’ve been back, ate some great food, and got into a class I wanted to take.

Friday

{Thanks Sebby!}

I went to my friends’ house in the afternoon, where we ate dinner (quesadillas) and sat by their fire. Our other friends were having a show in their basement, so we headed over there for a while. It was one of the most fun nights I’ve had in Boston… and I’ve been here for three school years. Everyone I wanted to see was there – I was always talking or catching up with someone & I got to see my friend’s band play for the first time. Overall, it was a great time.

Saturday

I’ll be honest… I didn’t do much yesterday. I went back to my apartment at noon (I stayed with my friends a little outside of the city), watched Love and Other Drugs, and napped. It was a perfect lazy day. πŸ™‚ A little more excitement at night – a MOUSE was in my room and scurried into my closet. I was a little freaked out, but decided to deal with it the next day. Turns out he escaped through a hole for wires – thank goodness. I stuffed drier sheets in the holes so my fingers are crossed he won’t be coming back.

Sunday

Slept in, had a great oatmeal breakfast, and got ready for the Sox game. But first – Boloco! Tortilla chips and guac for a snack – so, so good.

I love living in Boston partly because of the pro sports. I am a huge Boston sports fan, and being 5 minutes away from Fenway ParkΒ is a big deal to me. You can find Red Sox tickets for insanely cheap ($12) online, so that’s what I did today with Hannah, Ashley, and their friend Angie.

It was a close game (we lost 😦 ), but definitely worth the $12.

To round out the evening, Hannah, Ashley & I had a great dinner – veggie burgers with a cucumber and avocado salad on the side (because you can never have enough avocado – refer back to earlier in the afternoon when I had guacamole from Boloco.) Ashley made the salad and gave me permission to share the recipe – consider yourself lucky because this is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. AND it’s healthy.

Cucumber and Avocado Salad

  • One English cucumber, chopped
  • One whole avocado, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ranch dressing
  • Salt to taste

Combine ingredients in bowl. Stir. Eat.

Voila. It’s so simple, you really don’t have an excuse not to try it. So when you do, let me know what you think πŸ™‚

Anyway, now that I’ve put off my homework until 10pm on Sunday night (like any good college student), I have to work on that. Long post, but I had a lot to catch you up on!

Have a great night!