I’m excited to welcome Sonia Madeiros to More Cowbell today. It’s Lovin’ Friday and I’m just basking in sooo many of my favorite things with this post – it’s got Sonia, great humor and TACOS. Yummy.
Plus, I love that we started the week with an Ode To Garter String Knickers and we’re ending with an Ode To A Taco.
What symmetry! Plus, all of you with minds as dirty as mine get a nice snicker out of it. 🙂
Don’t forget to read to the end of the post to see who won Jody Hedlund’s book giveaway from her amazing NaNoWriMo-friendly post on Wednesday.
Take it away Sonia…
Welcome to another Life List Club Friday. I’m thrilled to be at Jenny Hansen’s awesome, most cowbelly blog. Her writing posts are fabulous and her Risky Baby Business series is one of my very favorites. My guest post has nothing to do with babies…unless tacos can help you make babies. Maybe they can. Who knows?
Only the taco knows…
Ode to a Taco by Sonia G Medeiros
Once, long ago, I thought tacos only came in crunchy taco shells with ground beef, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream and usually came from Taco Bell unless you made ’em at home on taco night.
Oh how innocent I was. My darling husband put an end to that when he introduced me to the street taco. I think the conversation went something like this:
Me, jabbing the air over a plate of several little somethings wrapped in teensy-weensy little corn tortillas: “What’re those?”
“Those arent’ tacos. Where’s the refried beans?”
“Right there. On the side.”
“Yeah, but where’s the lettuce? And what’s that green stuff?”
“You don’t need lettuce. And that’s cilantro.”
“I don’t like cilantro.”
“Just put salsa on one and take a bite.”
“Isn’t cilantro like parsley or something? That’s a garnish. You know, coriander are cilantro seeds, which is weird because I like coriander.”
“Just take a bite.”
I take a bite.
“Mmmph mmm. Oh my- mmph. Wow. They’re really mmmmph good. The cilantro mmmmakes it. And the salsa…”
So now, I’m a hopeless taco addict, waiting around for my next taco fix. Scouting for little taco restaurants and trucks. Sneaking off to shady taco dealers…
“Hey, man, you got the goods?”
Flashes me a heavy, foil wrapped packet from which smells divine.
“Salsa in there?”
“You want the tacos or not?”
“Ok. Fine! Just gimme the tacos…and some salsa.”
And those little bits of heaven wrapped in little corn tortillas are only the beginning. There’s a whole world of taco delights to explore. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve nothing against the crunchy species of taco, especially with lots and lots of salsa but the street variety is my taco of choice.
Would I trade my kingdom for a taco? Probably not…unless we’re talking handmade tortillas and chipotle salsa, then all bets are off. In any case, I say:
Today is a good day for a taco!
What about you? Any food you didn’t grow up with that you’re mad for now? Or any food you’re just mad for, period?
Question from Jenny: Do you think we need to stage a taco intervention for Sonia? You know enquiring minds LOVE to know these sorts of things here at More Cowbell!
Anna Falcone is our lucky winner of Jody Hedlund’s book giveaway from Wednesday’s post. Anna, please send me your address either via direct message on Twitter @jhansenwrites or to JennyHansensMail (at) aol.com.
Sonia G Medeiros is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. She’s the author of more than a dozen short stories and flash fiction pieces, blogs at WordPress, and is working on her first novel, a dark fantasy.
When she’s not wandering along the tangled paths of her wild imagination, she wrangles home life with one fabulous husband, two amazing, homeschooled children, three dogs, one frog and two cats who battle each other for world domination.