Cinco de Mayo was heartily celebrated at Casa de Carpool last night. We ate off paper plates in the formal dining room and feasted on tacos, homemade guacamole, black beans, and fried plantains.
I’m picky about guacamole, so I make my own instead of buying the supermarket kind that’s made with mayo or sour cream or who knows what else. Guacamole is very simple and it should only have four, maybe five ingredients: avocado, lime juice, salt, finely diced onion and maybe some diced tomato.
Thus saith the Lord.
I don’t know if the kids were more excited about the festivity of the evening or by the fact that I made dessert for the first time in a month. I was going to make brownies and rationalize them as culturally appropriate since cacao beans are grown in Mexico, but at the last minute I caught a Tweet from Pioneer Woman (PW) about Tres Leches Cake and I had all the ingredients so I gave it a try.
I was not disappointed.
At first I was worried that I wouldn’t like it because I have issues with eating food soaked in liquid as evidenced by the fact that I dive into my cereal at the same time the milk is hitting the bowl, but this cake was not soggy in the least and was absolutely delicious.
I’d post pictures but there’s no improving on the ones that PW has on her blog.
And there’s nothing left of the cake to photograph, anyway.
After dinner was over, I tried to interest the boys in a Mexican Hat Dance, but they decided they’d rather reenact the Battle of Puebla, so I left them to their swordplay while I ate more cake cleaned up the dishes.
Have a nice day.