Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo yall!. Do you celebrate this day? It’s not a big deal for us but it is a fun excuse to eat Mexican food. Ha.

The day did not go exactly as I had planned. My plan was to order some street tacos from a real taco truck. You know, those little taco trucks you see in parking lots or on the corners of intersections. I have never tried one and I thought this would be the perfect time since it’s also “Taco Tuesday” at most Mexican restaurants. 

So we headed out to find a Taco truck. I do not think Nick was onboard but he was trying to make me happy. I did not want to go across town because it was getting late. We found a little truck in a parking lot near by so we pulled in and got in line. We were only 2nd in line but there were about 7 other orders ahead of us and it was coming up a storm. When we felt the first rain drop, we left without ordering. Boohoo. I WAS SO CLOSE!

We resorted to plan B and drove to a little joint uptown just another block away. We walked in to order takeout (Thats all anyone could do). They would not take our order as they were overwhelmed with orders and told us they are about an hour and half behind. So we left. Next we called another Mexican restaurant. They had a 45 minute wait. I JUST WANT A TACO! 

We gave up and headed home. We decided to make some Mexican style street corn and cheese quesadillas. They were just as good (I think) as a taco for anywhere else. This was the first time making this kind of corn. I popped two cobs in my air fryer and cooked it for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Instead of making my own rub, I cheated with a pack of mix. 


I just had to add 3/4 cup of mayonaise to the mix and it was ready to rub on cooked corn then topped with cilantro. Delicious! 



Now for some fun facts about Cinco De Mayo:

  • Cinco de Mayo is NOT “Day of the Dead”.
  • Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday so the day is just like any other day for most people in Mexico. (Think about it. You do not see Mexicans celebrating, they mostly cater to everyone else celebrating).
  • Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day- Mexico celebrate independence day on September 16th. 
  • Cinco de Mayo started in the US in 1960 after Latino activist raised awareness for the holiday. This Holiday is now widely celebrated because of the growing Hispanic Population. 

Did you do anything to celebrate? 
I still want to try a taco truck one day. 

4 comments

  1. Yep, just an excuse in here too. I made tacos, taco rice and refried beans. Not much but it worked I’m with you, I totally want to try to taco truck! Oh wait, we did one time on vacation and they were so fabulous, so authentic! I want more, lol.

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  2. To be honest I didn't think of it until Sherry mentioned it last night. BUT I also ain't NEVER ate corn like that, it looks absolutely delicious! I do enjoy Mexican food. I have never stopped at a Taco truck, but have thought about it.
    Love from over this way,
    Sherry & jack

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  3. Tacos trucks are fun. I love street corn, such yumminess. Hope your Cinco de Mayo was fun!

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  4. I didn't even realize it was a holiday and funny thing we actually did make tacos for supper!!

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