Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mama Crunk's Cinco de Mayo Birthday

My mama turned 60 on Sunday, but I was at the Beale Street Music Festival all day. And she lives an hour away, so we waited until Monday to celebrate. And what good timing! Mexican is mama's favorite cuisine, and Monday was Cinco De Mayo.
I drove to Jonesboro, Arkansas, where my parents live, to cook my mama a Mexican birthday dinner. I brought a bag of Beyond Meat Fiesty Beef-Free Crumbles with me, so we could have vegan tacos. And I whipped up some mango salsa using fresh mangoes, red onion, cilantro, and cucumber. Mama made her famous guacamole.


And she made some Vegan Pancho's Dip! Pancho's is a Southern Mexican restaurant chain that makes the best cheese dip in the world. I grew up eating the stuff and loved it. Mama veganized it using Daiya and Tofutti Cream Cheese. I was so happy to have some with my dinner last night!


And of course, no Cinco de Mayo is complete without a margarita! I had to keep mine small though since I had an hour drive home ahead of me.
 

Here's the birthday girl — my mama — making and enjoying margaritas! My daddy and granny had one too.


In keeping with the theme, I made the Mucho Margarita Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. They have tequila in both the cupcakes and the frosting!


Happy Birthday, Mama Crunk!

9 comments:

Samantha Clarke said...

Mmmmm that all looks so delicious! We did chickpea tacos for Cinco de Mayo. They were good--but this looks better! I know what I'm doing next year!

Sheridan said...
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Sheridan said...

YUM!! And happy birfday to yo Mama!!

Jared Bigman said...

Happy birthday Mama Crunk!

Barb@ThatWasVegan? said...

Shut your face. The woman in that picture is *not* 60!

And I want some of that Panchos dip!

Jenni (aka Vegyogini) said...

Happy belated birthday, Mama Crunk! I'm a fellow Taurus...my birthday is cinco de mayo!

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Lost in my Fridge said...

Wow! Your mom is not 60!

Susan G said...

Your mama's so pretty! she looks at least 10 years younger than she is.