Ok, what I failed to mention earlier is that while I was reminiscing with my college friend, one of my friends from these weekend workshops was waiting for me so that we could go to dinner. I'm so glad that she has a forgiving heart, because I was much later than my original time getting back to her and both of us were "starving".
We decided to go to Uno Chicago's for dinner. Neither of us ordered pizza, but I did order a really great dish. Well, actually two dishes. I ordered a bowl of broccoli cheese soup and some roasted vegetable quesadillas. Oh they were good. I really wish I had my pocket camera with me to have taken that glorious site. But just know that it was really good. Now you know I'm going to have to try and recreate those quesadillas when I get home.