Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mexican Food and Horchata

Have you ever had Horchata? This drink is served everywhere out here and is on tap at fast food restaurants. It is as common as ice tea and my children love it. It is made of rice and cinnamon, sugar too and is served on ice. It is tasty but I am a Diet Coke addict, myself.

My daughter's husband is stationed the Navy at Coronado Island. And they live about 3 miles from the Mexican border. Obviously there is a heavy influence of Mexican cuisine and how lucky I am! Every direction you look there is fresh Mexican cafes and restaurants. When I travel, I like to experience the local culture and food; no McDonald's, Taco Bells or Chili's. I can eat there at home in Colorado, any time. A van was making a delivery of fruity drinks to the Rolondo's Burrito Bar at which we were chowing down.

I especially love the liberal use of fresh avocado; either in slices, cubes, or made into guacamole. The green chile is out of this world! Rolled tacos are always on the menu. Often I see them at 5 for 2.00.


Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I absolutely LOVE authentic Mexican food. You ARE lucky. And, what is better than avocado?

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Cindy....thanks so much for your sweet comment about my son. God is good, isn't he?

I have yet to try horchata but we are planning a mexican-themed meal this weekend...I'll add it to the menu.

I had to laugh about your camping post! I'm not a fan of camping either but sure had fun w/ the family on a camping trip Memorial Day week-end. So I can't say I don't like camping, I just don't like camping w/out the grands. ;o)