May 05, 2009

sombrero-less


I love a fiesta. Especially on Cinco de Mayo. My dear friend Suz knows that I could eat Mexican food every day, and she says she cannot eat it without thinking of me! Tex-Mex, Southwestern... I love it. The seasoned meats and the spicy salsa... crispy chips laden with salt... and you could probably talk me into a margarita pretty easily. Anything.... except Flan! (It just seems too bouncy for me to even try it!) Even my kitchen celebrates our love of this yummy food...

But this year finds me with no fiesta... no salty chips dipped in chilled salsa... and certainly no margarita! No... I'm on a diet. One more day in this ten-day round... and I just couldn't cheat. I feel in control and on the right path. So... the closest I got to celebrating Cinco de Mayo was admiring my new dessert plates... and indulging in a piece of pepper jack cheese. Ummm... Ole? Hmmm... not quite!

(But don't feel too bad for me... I'm definitely celebrating Ocho de Mayo!!)

9 comments:

Kay said...

I love me some Tex Mex too! I'll help you count down to Ocho de Mayo! :-D

M said...

Your bowls and plates are sooo cute! Truly festive! ...and I'm with you- No Flan....I can't imagine how jiggly and gross that is going down...not to mention too sweet! No margaritas for me today either....I had my share at my party!

Grandma J said...

Ole'!!
I didn't do Mexican today. Being from So CA, I'm used to lots of carnitas, tortas, and yes, flan. If you like custard, you will love flan...seriously.

I'm dying to know how your ten day diet goes...I need about ten of them. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute...love your spicy kitchen!!!
10 day diet? Please do tell.
OLE'!!!

Tina said...

I love when you make me laugh! xoxox

PS~love the new plates!

The Mrs. said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. I love the chili pepper dishes...cute! I had Tex-Mex for lunch to celebrate Cinco de Mayo..but I wasn't too bad. I punished myself in the gym for an hour after work and had a nice light dinner afterwards. :)

Have a great week and come back soon! Maybe I'll look into this celebration of Ocho de Mayo, too! ha ha!

The Mrs.

Red Writing said...

Hey! Thanks for visiting Red Writing. I too am dieting (30 days)--not really the way to fiesta, but our bodies will thank us...won't they?
Stop back by my blog next week for an American Idol Linky Party. Should be fun!!!

reliv4life said...

good job on your self discipline. I HATE flan - although I was raised in TX and my famiy all loves it except me - too slimy running down my throat!! aaarrrgghhh I am grossed out just thinking of it.

Life with Kaishon said...

What is Ocho de Mayo? I should be on a diet. I don't like thinking about it. Last week I did so perfect. And this week...well, it has been a nightmare. I wish I didn't love food so much! Congratulations on your great accomplishments!