Cinco de Mayo menu
May 4, 2011 10:06 pm
Updated: May 8, 2011 6:06 am
I believe that I mentioned my motivation for preparing a celebratory meal every May 5th. No, my personal heritage does not hail from that part of the planet... like it or not, I'm more than 1/2 British, the rest of British decent! The 5th also happens
to be the birthday of my best friends (now deceased) mother... They were German, or mix of, I believe.
I've lived in "the Valley of the Sun" for barely short of 30 yrs. We are an extremely diverse community, especially it would seem in the area I've dwelled most of my time here! A nearby Mexican restaurant (owned and operated by,) year after year recieves
mention in the "best of" category in the food section. We also had a Hispanic seafood market in the same block that has also been "mentioned." Up and down the nearby main streets surrounding my block, there are one business after another... I speak no Spanish...
short of "ola" bueno, well you get the idea!
I have a tentative menu planned for the evening meal, but of course will need approval from the "Lord of the Manor," before I begin... I do think I'll wrap it all up with a cheesecake (rec. from right here, made in pie pan, not "spring form!") Regardless,
once the menu is approved, I will stop back in to share... not that many of you will be interested...
A thought just came to mind... My ex-wife was my dearest, and oldest friend, right up to the night I got the call, that the cancer had finally beat her will... A very "black" day in my life. Not to dwell, that's not the thought! After we were divorced,
and after the birth of her daughter, she moved from the Valley of the Sun, back to the miserable humid by summer, and butt deep in snow till it got so cold that it couldn't snow... Seriously, the news often talked about that point. We chatted at least twice
a week by phone... I never had a problem calling and asking, "how did you used to make that entree?" Still, I digress... One evening as we chatted, she shared that the one thing she missed from her time here in Phoenix, was GOOD Mexican food... Podunk
MI apparently was lucky to have a Taco Bell, I guess... I've never thought about it when I've been there, afterall, I'm coming "home" in a few days! Within a 5min drive of home, I can be at a number of authentic restaurants! Still don't have a Mexican cookbook...
maybe the next one?
So, friends, be well, be happy, be crazy!