Tres Leches Cake is one of those recipes that I feel has been haunting me for a while. I’d never made it before this, but I kept seeing it…everywhere. The idea intrigued me, a simple vanilla cake soaked in a creamy concoction of Tres Leches (Three milks, if I remember correctly from high school Spanish). It seemed more like a pudding than a cake, but more cake-like than a bread pudding. I wanted to make one, but none of the recipes jumped out at me.
It’s almost time for Cinco de Mayo! Yay! But, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday this year. Boo.
Mid-week celebrations can definitely throw a wrench in your plans, especially when those plans include eating and drinking. Luckily, you can celebrate with this simple, healthy, family friendly, weeknight-friendly, Cinco de Mayo-friendly soup!
I love tortilla soup, and one of my favorite soup recipes of all time can be found here. I do love that recipe, but when I came across this one, I was struck by how fresh and light it looked. I’m all about fresh and light these days. I loved that it was chock full of veggies, and super colorful. It looked like it could balance out a margarita or two and a piece of Tres Leches cake quite well. (Everything in moderation, right? It is Cinco de Mayo, after all.)
Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, so I figured (like every other food blogger on the planet this week) that I’d throw a Mexican inspired meal your way. I love Mexican food and, thankfully, my family does as well, so we are frequent patrons at the Mexican restaurants around town. Every time we try a new Mexican place, my husband orders a chimichanga. He feels that if they can make a chimi that he enjoys, it’s worth stopping in to visit them again. I love a good chimi myself, but my waistline does not. They are delicious for a reason…chicken or beef, stuffed with cheese, sometimes rice, and seasonings into a flour tortilla that’s then deep-fried and, sometimes, topped with more cheese, guacamole and sour cream? It’s like a heart attack on a plate! It’s one of those dishes that I can’t, in good conscience, eat all the time. If I did…well, we just don’t want to go there.