Today is Cinco de Mayo! Break out the tequila, blast some mariachi music, bust open a pinata! We’ve Americanized this Mexican holiday to suit our American tastes (see last Thursday’s Easy Chicken Mole blog for Cinco de Mayo fact vs. fiction), but what the heck. It’s a great excuse for a party!
The late great Zanzibar restaurant inspired tonight’s recipe, however I’m fairly certain they used cooked and shredded pork shoulder for their tostadas instead of beef.
I purchased a pre-seasoned “Beef Carnita” from Trader Joe’s and used that to simplify the recipe.
Disclaimer: This is not a recipe you can whip up in 30 minutes. This is a Polish Grandmother Recipe. And anyone who is a Polish Grandmother, or anyone who has a Polish Grandmother, or anyone (like me) who lives next door to a Polish Grandmother, knows that Polish Grandmother Recipes can’t be completed in less than thirty minutes. But … Full recipe post »
On Sunday’s journey back from Utah (an impromptu trip utilizing a free AMEX companion plane ticket), while poring over photographs taken hiking Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, I lamented that I forget to take my wide-angle lens. Still. I could never capture Ansel Adam‘s American West no matter how many strings of cameras I roped around … Full recipe post »
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