Yes, I know the actual date today is siete de Mayo and I know that the 'big day' is cinco de Mayo. Around here things don't exactly happen when they are supposed to. On quatro de Mayo, about 11:00 p.m., the kids watched Alton Brown's Good Eats. He was making tamales. They wanted to make tamales for Cinco de Mayo. It sure looked like a long process to me. I knew we would have to go grocery shopping for the things we needed. I knew the kids wouldn't wake up very early to go shopping for the things we needed. However, I am a 'team member' contrary to what they may tell you. I took them to the store, bought what they needed, dropped them off at the house, went to another grocery store for the other stuff they needed and promptly came home to collapse on the couch. They started working around 2:00 p.m. If you know anything about Alton Brown, you know he doesn't necessarily prepare fast food. Things take a whole day, if not days, to make. I was starting to realize that this wasn't going to be a meal finished by 5:00 or 6:00. And 6:00 is pushing it for RL to eat dinner. I let the chefs know that we might need a 'stand-by' plan, just in case. That was when I was told I was NOT a team member. (Am too.) Mom came over around 3:30 or 4:00. The cooks were working hard on this Cinco de Mayo meal. RL got home at 4:30. Cooks still working hard, but it's just not looking like this is going to be a finished meal before maybe 10:00 if we are lucky. A whole lot of talking took place and it was decided to hit Taco Bell and have the 'whole enchilada' the next day - oh, I crack myself up! Two very dejected cooks agreed, but kept on working in the kitchen. About 11:00, the tamales were finished. I am so glad we didn't wait! We all had a bite and they were great! We decided that we would definitely have them on Seis de Mayo. The kids made some rice, black beans and homemade salsa. Very, very spicy for this lily livered person! Thank goodness for ice tea and sour cream!
Why yes, that is a picture of Ginger in her party hat! Thank you for asking. She gets into the holidays just like the kids do - whether she wants to or not!
These beauties are from the garden. So pretty!