Tuesday, May 08, 2007

SPT~Cinco de Mayo

My Cinco de Mayo started out with a Midnight bike ride. I was home visiting and my sister, Allison and sister in law, Jessica asked me to ride along with them. We had done this once before several years ago. We had a fun time, chatting, laughing, and getting our Saturday exercise in while most people were sleeping.




Cajun Style
Usually on May 5th we plan to go out to dinner and eat one of our favorites, Mexican food. During med school we always hit the local Papasitos for half price fajitas. We would eat until we were ill, soemthing we do often. This year things were a little different. Greg was here in San Antonio on call, and the girls and I went home for my dad's birthday. My sister has called a few weeks ago and wanted to surprise him with one of his favorite summertime cuisines,(if you can call mud bugs cuisine) a crawfish boil. I'm not a huge fan of crawfish but if seasoned just right I can do just a few of them. If any of you have ever been to a crawfish boil, you know that the spicier the better. I really like the potatoes and corn on the cob that are thrown in the mix. We had a fun time, my dad really enjoyed his surprise, the kids played until they were filthy and worn out. Not your average CInco De Mayo celebration, but it worked.

I didn't get any self portraits of myself but thought this was a good shot of "Mini Me". Everyone comments on how much Maci looks like me when I was little so this is as good as my self portrait will be for this challenge.

Maci with her mud bug. She loves crawfish.

12 comments:

Kelly A. said...

Now I think I am going to have to go find some crawfish for lunch. I LOVE crawfish boils. I can totally call mud bugs cuisine, spicy! Except I am a nail biter so I have to time my indulging of the cuisine so the spices won't hurt my fingers. Pathetic huh?

lelly said...

sounds like an awesome way to celebrate! i don't know if i could do mud bugs, but i love a good low country boil!!

i am intrigued by this midnight bike ride idea...

donna said...

Wow what a fun time you all had. I am not sure if I ever had crawfish. But I will try them someday for sure :)


The midnight bike ride is a great idea.

Jenny said...

You know I can't do mud bugs. Fun midnight biking. You are beginning to sound like me with the camera--so glad you got a shot. The question is where did you put it?

Is there anything "odd" Maci doesn't like? I am still amazed she will just eat your veggies off the sandwich.

Price Cream Parlor said...

LOve the photos! Looks like the littles are having fun!

Lucy said...

It all seems so gloriously southern, which I have no experience with. Shellfish, of any kind, gives me the willies. Eventually, I'll have to face my fear and try something though, because I have a feeling I'm missing out on some great cuisine and that just isn't o.k. with me.

Cute pictures!

becca said...

I cannot imagine eating one of those little critters!, and I KNOW I could not have stayed up late enough to do a midnight bike ride! How fun to have "traditions". I love all the pictures!

Bridget said...

Never had crawfish.I need you do make me some next time we visit.

Love those days when the kids play outside till they drop. Makes for wonderful sleepers.

Kari said...

All I can say about the Crawfish boil is ewwww! I don't think I would like it!!

That sure is a cute picture of the cousins and Maci and good for you for biking at Midnight! Sounds like it was fun though!!

michelle said...

It looks like everyone had fun!!! How fun to take a midnight bike ride! I almost forgot aobut crawfish. It has been years since I had them.

michelle said...

Somehow mud bugs don't sound as appetizing as crawfish! I like them, spicy is good. I like your take on cinco de mayo!

Elizabeth said...

How fun to surprise your Dad like that. And I love your May Day pictures.