It’s been decidedly lovely here lately, which has been a real treat for my farmer’s tan but balls bad for the Cinco roundup I was hoping to have posted earlier this week. Whoops. But I’ve enjoyed such a nice couple of days. Yesterday I strapped on my YOLO hat (I picture it as more of a slouchy beanie, really) and cruised North on Highway 1 to meet a couple of lady friends at Stinson Beach, where (I shit you not) a warm breeze kept us in nearly tropical company for the better part of a day, interrupted only by a few frigid dips into the Pacific and drippy cones of Straus Creamery mint chip. It was such a welcomed reason to leave the comfort of my couch. And Dawson, who — spoiler alert, or nostalgic reminder — makes it all the way to season FIVE with parted hair.
My days. And the ways I spend them.
So, is it too late to talk Cinco since it’s already, uh, Dos? Let’s pretend not. Let’s pretend you’re playing things as fast and loose as I am and have nary a plan for your Cincobration, as of yet. To which I say, why not try one of: the Cinco Cinco?
3) Spicy Soyrizo & Black Bean Empanadas. Hand food is happy food.
4) Weeknight Homestyle Bison (or Beef) Enchiladas. Based on the mom-in-law’s heirloom recipe. Simple.
5) Crispy Carnitas-Style Pork Belly & Spanish Rice. I mean, really.
Of course, you’ll be wanting to wash all of that down with something along the lines of the Jalapeño Watermelon Agua Fresca we talked about a few days ago. I’ve been chugging this stuff nonstop, and it’s stupid tasty. It’d probably be stupid tastier with a little shot of sum’n sum’n, too, if you’re feeling sassypants.
So yeah, the Cinco Cinco. And with three days to spare, no less.
Maracas at the ready!!! Happy Cinco!
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