8 Steps You Too Can Take To Screw Up Cinco de Mayo

I am becoming enamored with the glitz, the glamour, and the glory of food blogs. You know those blogs that make you want to pull out a knife and a fork and begin eating the computer screen! So after having read all these motivational, follow your dream blogs that I have recently subscribed to, I thought I should bite the jalapeno and begin one. So here goes…

1.First of all, you should be unique and celebrate all food holidays before everyone else. That way your blog gets out there first.

Cinco de Mayo on Cuatro de Mayo - be unique and make a Mexican stand!

Cinco de Mayo on Cuatro de Mayo – be unique and make a Mexican stand!

2. Invest in attractive and expensive kitchen tools such as I have.

Note the flower shaped cutting board. You can't get that just anywhere. Dollar stores have to order these in advance for you!

Note the flower shaped cutting board. You can’t get that just anywhere. Dollar stores have to order these in advance for you!

3. Be sure to use top quality homemade spices such as I have.

The cream of the Mexican crop for tacos!

The cream of the Mexican crop for tacos!

4. When in doubt, just buy a can of stuff… it is usually the same as all that difficult to make homemade stuff. And really… who will ever know or be able to taste the difference?

I was almost out of my canned beans (don't they look appetizing?) so picked up another. Good Old El Paso!

I was almost out of my canned refried beans (don’t they look appetizing?) so I picked up another can of good Old El Paso! You can never have enough cans on hand.

5. Be sure to cut the ingredients so they look attractive and are the same size as I have done.

Note the expert cutting culinary skills please.

Note the expert cutting culinary skills please.

6. Wnen in doubt, you can use leftovers (who will ever know right?) or you can even take leftovers such as I have done (Indian basmati rice – almost Mexican, si?) and mix them with Mexican rice from the package. The result is delish!

I am sure Indian flavoured rice mixed with Mexican will be a great combo!

I am sure Indian flavoured rice mixed with Mexican will be a great combo!

7. Be sure to keep a clean attractive counter by using a gorgeous bowl to keep peelings in as I do.

What can I say? This bowl really has it going on. Perfect for a food blog.

What can I say? This bowl really has it going on. Perfect for a food blog.

8. And then with all great glamorous top-notch food blogs, you need to show off the final result to entice others to follow you or at a minimum, like you.

(Oops… already ate it… well, no not really… the dog did… she was the only one really in the mood for Cuatro de MayoΒ or to be honest, brave enough to stomach the results.)

I will try again tomorrow. I promise. Or maybe not. The dog isn’t looking that good. Maybe I should stick to a travel blog instead.

Have a great Cinco de Mayo tomorrow from Jade, Jazmin (our dog) and me. Hope yours is tastier than ours. πŸ™‚

21 comments

  1. Sarah Ferguson · May 7, 2015

    The hubby truly enjoys multiple things here – I would avoid them entirely if he wasn’t here (as I view Mexican restaurants as the proper place to get/eat Mexican food – it was not something I ever even attempted to cook before!).

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  2. I think I hurt myself laughing. Keepin’ it real! “You know those blogs that make you want to pull out a knife and a fork and begin eating the computer screen!” Best food blog line ever.

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    • lovetotrav · May 6, 2015

      Thanks! I think I was laughing setting it up as well. How they do what they do, I have no idea. It clearly is NOT easy.

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  3. doreeweller · May 6, 2015

    Mexican food is my specialty. I just dump a lot of cheese on top, and it’s fabulous!

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  4. amaya911 · May 5, 2015

    Come to El Paso! If I wasn’t working I would cook SO much more. I enjoy it but sometimes I’m too tired.

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    • lovetotrav · May 5, 2015

      Thanks πŸ™‚ We need to get down there sometime. A lot going on….keeps your blog busy!

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  5. patgarcia · May 5, 2015

    Hi,
    I can recognise knorr anywhere. That’s a German product. I don’t cook so I believe it is a good thing when I just stay out of the kitchen. πŸ™‚
    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    • lovetotrav · May 5, 2015

      Yes, I feel Knorr is at least an upscale product to replace my lack of effort in the kitchen at times. πŸ™‚

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  6. vrein11 · May 5, 2015

    hahahahaa!!! LOVE this! Much more realistic..

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  7. joannesisco · May 5, 2015

    Best food blog I’ve read yet!! πŸ˜€

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    • lovetotrav · May 5, 2015

      Ahhh…. thanks πŸ™‚ I am thinking I could do an anti-food blog. Apparently there is such a thing. My culinary expertise lends itself more to that. Ha ha!

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  8. SD Gates · May 5, 2015

    Ha-Ha!!! The refried beans don’t look as appetizing as I know they are. I learned to make Chile Verde – real stuff, so nummy!!! How do they make food look so good in photographs, I wonder?

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    • lovetotrav · May 5, 2015

      I know that I can’t and will never be a food blogger. πŸ™‚

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      • SD Gates · May 5, 2015

        It doesn’t matter, cause you a great travel blogger – that’s even better.

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      • lovetotrav · May 5, 2015

        Thanks. I just love the look of those beautiful blogs with all that amazing food and decorations . It makes me want to move into their homes so I can eat and live there!

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      • SD Gates · May 5, 2015

        Me too!!!!

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  9. La Sabrosona · May 5, 2015

    You Comida latina en lata lovin’ Canadiense you!!! Haha funny post. πŸ™‚

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