I Don't Know Where My Love of Mexican Food Came From
May 9, 2012 7:15 pm
Updated: May 18, 2012 1:47 pm
But I sure am glad we found each other. I've mentioned my mother's cooking in other blogs. One thing is for sure, we never had anything even remotely Mexican in her house. I remember having my first encounter with Taco Bell in 1985. I know some will
argue that Taco Bell is not Mexican food but I'm using the term generically. My husband had the opportunity to work in San Jose, California for three months and since that was BK (before kids), I went with him. Our temporary housing was in Mountain View,
California and I believe that was where my first taste of Mexican happened. I don't remember what it was completely but I know there were beans involved. Oh how I was hooked! But coming back home where there were no Taco Bells meant that my new found passion
would have to wait.
It really has only been recently that I've rediscovered Mexican food and oh how I love it. We are fortunate enough to have several good restaurants around and we frequent them often. My daughter who also shares my passion recently had the opportunity
to go to Austin, Texas and she said she was spoiled there. I haven't had the experience yet. I do not however frequent Taco Bell anymore.
For our AllStars requirements this month we were asked to make two recipes from the Cinco de Mayo hub. Two recipes I did and really enjoyed. The first one is one that I've looked at for a long time and had bought the yellow rice mix for ages ago. I
wasn't sure what to think going into the recipe especially since so many people reviewed it as bland. I did add some cilantro because I had some to use up but I don't think that it made that much of a difference. This was delicious and I will be making it
again! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Black-Beans-Corn-and-Yellow-Rice/Detail.aspx?prop31=2 <
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Beef Nacho Casserole
Black Bean, Corn and Yellow Rice