After a whirlwind year and a half of being in London and Tokyo, it’s hard transitioning back to American culture. I already miss the questions about red solo cups, amused compliments on my American accent, and most importantly, friends I made abroad. But Labor Day Weekend was the perfect opportunity for me to assimilate back to ‘American college’ life and most importantly, American food. And since we were headed to North Carolina, Southern comfort food was a must! Having rented a house on Carolina Beach, we had a long weekend full of sunshine, soft sand, and fantastic company. Although we mostly cooked, we snacked like queens when we visited Carolina Boardwalk and obviously enjoyed our Corona and limes–a perfect end to the fading summer season.