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. 

Twenty Six Years

Can you believe it’s already May? Man, the years are just slipping by. They say “time goes by fast when your having fun”.
Well, May 1st we celebrated our 26th year anniversary. It has been fun. 

We got married 26 years ago at 1:00 on a Sunday, right after church service in front of about 50 friends and family. It was nothing fancy and everything sweet. It was followed by dinner with close friends and family. My Mom made my dress and the wedding cake. It was all so pretty.
It was a sweet wedding and we have been best friends ever since. 

We had plans to visit a swanky little place here in town for dinner, but with the whole stay at home order, we had to resort to another way to celebrate our anniversary. Nick headed out to the grocery store to scoop up a couple steaks and baking potatoes to put on the grill. 

We finished our daily routines early and headed to the shower. I spent some time fixing my hair and applied a little makeup. Then I slipped into a my red dress and headed to the kitchen. Nick came in smelling fresh and had put on a button up shirt and khaki pants. We were ready for our anniversary date. 

We sat close at the table while we enjoyed our meal and had some laughs. After dinner we asked Alexa (virtual assistant) to play some slow dance music and we danced in the living room. One thing led to another and before we knew it, the night turned late and the day had ended. It was a great day and one of the best dinner dates we had in a long time. 

Now I am ready to tackle everything else May has to offer. It is full of family birthdays including mine! 
I will be 51 years old on the 16th. Wowzah! 

We always said we want to grow old together. Well, here we are living the dream.