May 6, 2013


Cinco de Mayo- al fresco for two

Gorgeous weather here this weekend in Beaverton, Oregon. As some of you may know I've had the cold that won't die.  My boss has been taking one look at me and telling me to GO HOME.  She has to be pretty stern, I don't listen well. hee hee. I would have loved to have had friends over for a big Cinco de Mayo fest but with this cold I didn't want to risk passing it on to any of my friends. 

But it's CINCO de MAYO and I couldn't not  have a party.  So with the gorgeous weather and our great backyard my man and I had a party for two al fesco. 

Every Mexican meal at a restaurant starts out with some chips and salsa.  I picked up Arriba! Fire Roasted Chipotle salsa. I love the smokey spicy taste of chipotle. 
For dinner we had taco's. I decided to try Jenni-O lean taco seasoned ground turkey..  It was really tasty and no need  to buy taco mix. I'd use it again in taco's. I also made guacamole.  One late night my man and I were flipping through the channels and landed on Rick Bayless making Sun-Dried Tomato Guacamole.  It looked so fresh and easy I had to try it.  The sun-dried tomatoes in the guac adds a  burst of flavor. I'll never buy store bought guac again. 

Refreshing Jarritos for the warm summer day were perfect with our tacos. 
I hope the weather was fabulous for your Cinco de Mayo party. Tell me about it, I'd love to hear about your party :)



  1. Tried commenting right after your post, but I have trouble doing it on my phone. I just wanted to say that I love your "Party for Two" idea! My husband and I ended up going to a Japanese steak house on Cinco de Mayo, but he did end the night with a Corona! :)

    1. Oh thank you! Sounds like me and my new Kindle. I was super excited because I would be able to keep up with blogs I follow more and comment but it's not as easy as using the 'ol PC.
      Ha ha, Japanese food on Cinco de Mayo,Now that's different. At least he sneaked a Corona in ;)


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