A quick suggestion for Cinco de Mayo, or Motherâ€™s Day, if you want to have yourself a little fiesta but not too much fuss. Grill some carne asada, itâ€™s quick, painless, and delicious. Hereâ€™s what you do to save a lot of time and energy. Find your local Latin/Mexican grocery store ( I like Vallarta) or carniceria (Mexican butcher shop) and ask for their carne asada that already been prepared (also called â€œcarne preparadaâ€). Itâ€™s usually skirt steak that has been marinated in a special marinade unique to each carniceria. Sometimes itâ€™s in the glass at meat counter and other times you have to ask for it. Once you get your meat, all you have to do is grill it and youâ€™re a star.
While you are at the market, pick up some homemade salsa (again, unique to each store) and a package of tortillas and you have an instant Cinco de Mayo/Motherâ€™s Day celebration. You might also want to try your hand at the BBQ Junkie â€œpico de gallo.â€