This year I wanted to get more into the celebrating of Cinco de Mayo. I've really had a craving for Mexican (tex-mex) food the last year or more and I wanted to get in the spirit of it. My sister-in-law is from Mexico and I've been asking her for food ideas. She recommended some cook books by Rick Bayless. My brother bought me one of his cookbooks. That was a nice surprise. The celebration didn't go like I thought it would since I've been fighting a cruddy cold for about 1-1/2 weeks. We opted to eat at Hacienda for dinner. (We were bad and didn't take the camera to the restaurant with us. Nothing fun happened. I thought they might give out something for the kids but they didn't even have a special or anything. What a let down. At least the food was good.) This afternoon I made a flan for dessert. I tried talking Mattey, who's turn it was for activity for FHE, into doing a Mexican hat dance but she didn't want to. Oh well. After FHE we had the flan. Let me just say I really, really don't like cooking for my picky eaters. I was the only one that ate it. So if anyone wants some flan let me know. I thought it was good, especially for my first one. Here's the picture. I don't think there's supposed to be flakes of the custard in the caramel but like I said it's my first one.