Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo


Thanks to my web friends for providing recipes for tonight's feast. We are not Mexican ~ although I was an exchange student to Mexico City in high school ~ and after touring that beautiful country, I often times wish I still lived there. Let's not debate that remark - just know that there are some incredibly beautiful places, free of signs, telephone poles, wires & consumerism etc that I fell in love with. Plus, it's warm & sunny. Unlike here, where it's chilly and cloudy and I'd swear it was October.

Anyway, on with the link love:

My frugal resolve caused me to buy a large bag of pinto beans for $1.59 instead of the can of fat free beans for $.65. I used a fabulous recipe from a Year of Crock Potting and next time, I'll definitely double it so we can have beans in the freezer.

J&J have a really good tortilla recipe and tortilla chips too!

Plus I made some taco seasoned ** hamburger and we are cracking open the very last jar of salsa made with last summer's produce. *SOB* It seems like fresh tomatoes are so far off in the distance.

We'll pull out the fabulous blanket (pictured above) that I brought back from Mexico and have a little carpet picnic. Ole!
**I do think that he meant to put 1/2 tsp on the cumin - as much as I love it, 12 tsps would've been a bit much. LOL

9 comments:

Sue said...

Ole'
Don't forget the Corona's!!

berryvine said...

Never thought of doing something special for Cinco De Mayo. Sounds like fun..

Mount Belly Mama said...

Thank you again so much for your comment on my post "will you get an epidural?" I can't even begin to tell you how much all the comments I got meant to me. I posted another blog today.

Thank you for being part of a life-changing experience...

Phelan said...

ok, talk to me. What happened? How many birds?

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Phelan ~ 1 bird badly injured - Jerry isn't sure she'll make it. 4 birds missing feathers. It looked a LOT worse than what it was. I jumped to the worse case scenario - but again, I love these flippin chickens. I digress. Puppies are confined. We are having a major disagreement. I say get rid of them. He says he'll work with them more and he wants the electric fence. It's like I was worried about - pack mentality kicked in. They witnessed the first attack from the neighbors dog but haven't gone after chickens before. Looks like they tried to catch one and pulled out most feathers behind/under wings and on her back. The others have feathers pulled but not as badly. No puncture wounds that we can see. When I got home, there were birds laying all over the yard and feathers everywhere just like last time and I freaked. As I got close to the birds, they moved a bit. Maybe they were playing dead?! I confined dogs and tended to the birds. They all made it thru the night but are sticking pretty close to the coop.

Patti said...

woah. Tough little birdies!
I was actually planning to share my easy Spanish Rice for a late Cinco de Mayo:

Stir 1 C rice in pot into melted 1 t butter/marj & brown just a tad then add the 2 C water. Stir in 3 chicken bouillion cubes, 3 T salsa & some garlic powder. Cook as usual for a pot of rice - 20 minutes approx with lid on. Yummy & easy!

Phelan said...

I am sure they were just playing with the birds. Pups tend to do that, and will kill them by playing with them to death. It is really hard to break the dogs once they have done it. but I will talk to you in person about a good technique to break them.

Together We Save said...

We had a good Cinco de Mayo too. Love your rug.

Donna said...

I went on missions trips to Mexico a couple times, and I found it incredibly beautiful too. And there's something about the spirit of the Mexican people that I envy.