Sinko De Mayo

The 5th of May is celebrated by Mexicans, and Americans, because a battle Mexico had with France. It is sometimes referred to as The Day of the Battle of Puebla. It celebrates the Mexican army’s surprise victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The 6,000-strong French army attacked the much smaller and poorly equipped Mexican army of 2,000. Yet, on May 5, 1862, the Mexicans managed to decisively crush the French army, then considered “the premier army in the world”.

Back in 1861 Napoleon ordered his troops to invade Mexico hoping to establish a French friendly base in the Americas. Mexico owed France money so Napoleon figured it was a no brainer invasion since Mexico was poor and weak. Mexico was weak due to the Mexican American war and the Reform War. (Wikipedia)

At least that is what the history books say. However, myth is often based in partial fact. The real reason for the battle was because of Mayonnaise. Since corn was abundant in the Americas the French developed an insatiable desire for corn charred on hot coals, smothered in spiced mayonnaise and cheese. However, they ran low on mayonnaise. A fleet of ships, coming from France loaded with mayonnaise, got caught in a severe storm. All ships sank with a tremendous loss of life. This is known as “Sinko De Mayo.

The French knew that the Mexicans kept a large supply of Mayonnaise in Puebla. The attack was planned and it began at dawn on May 5th. The superior French forces were defeated as they say the rest is History. (That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it)

So in honor of Cinco (Sinko) de Mayo I’ll give you a version of Mexican street corn. Its called street corn because it is sold by venders in the streets of Mexico.

grilled street corn

Ingredients:

olive oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 Mexican crema (you may substitute sour cream)
1/2 cup finely crumbled queso fresco (Mexican cheese), feta cheese (Greek Cheese) or goat cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder, plus more for serving
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (you may use a minced garlic clove*)
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
4 ears shucked corn
1 lime, cut into wedges

Preparation:

1 Set your grill for indirect cooking. For a charcoal grill that means hot coals on half the grill. Gas grill turn on half the burners for a hot and cold zone. Let the grill heat up for 10 to 15 minutes then clean and oil the grill grates.

2 While grill heats up, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro in a large bowl. Stir until well mixed.

3 When grill is hot, lightly coat corn with olive oil, place corn directly over hot side of grill and cook, rotating occasionally, until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides. If some of the corn chars faster than the others, move it over to the cool side of the grill to keep warm while the others char.

4 Move charred corn to a plate, slather all over with mayonnaise mixture, coat corn with crumble cheese and serve with lime wedge.

Silly Sunday

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Feline Friday

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Silly Sunday

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Two Norwegians go to Collect Unemployment

Sven and Ole worked together in a Minnesota factory…..and both were laid off.

So…dey vent to der Unemployment Office togedder.

Asked his occupation, Ole said, “Panty Stitcher. I sew da elastic onto da ladies cotton panties.”

The clerk looked up Panty Stitcher. Finding it classified as unskilled labor, she gave Ole $300 a week in unemployment compensation.

Sven, when asked his occupation replied, “Diesel Fitter”.

The clerk looked up Diesel Fitter…and it was classified as skilled. So, the clerk gave Sven $600 a week in unemployment compensation.

When Ole found this out, he was yus furious! He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend and co-worker was collecting double his benefits.

The clerk explained, “Panty Stitchers are unskilled labor and Diesel Fitters are skilled labor.”

“Vat skill ? yelled Ole. “I sew da elastic on da panties. Sven puts dem over his head and says, “Yah,————- DIESEL FITTER”.

(If you don’t understand a word of this, then you’re not Norwegian or from Minnesota !)

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Learning to fly

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An air traffic control tower suddenly lost communications with a small twin engine aircraft. A moment later the tower landline rang and was answered by one of the employees.

The passenger riding with the pilot who lost communications was on a cellular phone and yelled “Mayday, mayday!! The pilot had an instant and fatal heart attack. I grabbed his cell phone out of his pocket and he had told me before we took off he had the tower on his speed dial memory. I am flying upside down at 18,000 feet and travelling at 180 mph. Mayday, mayday!!”

The employee in the tower had put him on speaker phone immediately. “Calm down, we acknowledge you and we will guide you down after a few questions. The first thing is not to panic, remain calm!!”.

He began his series of questions.

Tower: “How do you know you are travelling at 18,000 feet??”

Aircraft: “I can see that it reads 18,000 feet on the dials in front of me”.

Tower: “Okay, that is good, remain calm. How do you know you are travelling at 180 mph??”

Aircraft: “I can see that it reads 180 mph on the dials in front of me”.

Tower: Okay, that is good. How do you know you’re flying upside down??”

Aircraft: “Because the shit in my pants is sliding out of my collar.”

(I know the picture doesn’t match the story but I was to lazy to find a picture of a twin engine aircraft. I had this one in my picture library from an earlier post)

Husband seminar

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At St. Peter’s Catholic Church, they have weekly husbands’ marriage seminars.

At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.

Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, ‘Wella, I’va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!’

The priest responded, ‘Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?

Giuseppe proudly replied, “I gonna go picka her up.”