Move over, spaghetti. There’s a new kid in town vying for the title of My Favorite Food. And seeing that National Taco Day is trending on Twitter right now, I just couldn’t let today go by without proclaiming my love for this glorious food in the form of an ode to tacos!!
I’ll just make it really clear from the beginning so there’s absolutely NO confusion: I LOVE TACOS. OK, that’s a bit of an understatement. I *really* love tacos. It’s the kind of love that’s unconditional and deep and pure. It’s the kind of love that doesn’t judge, but rather just accepts you as you are.
Maybe I’m so obsessed with tacos because I can truly identify with them. The way I see it, tacos can be misunderstood sometimes. I mean, think about it: They have a hard exterior in their shell, so that’s how the world sees them all the time. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see what they’re like on the inside — soft and sometimes fragile. They may put on a brave face with that hard outer shell, but don’t let that fool you. They’re a lot more emotional than they let on.
Alright, alright…enough projecting and personifying for now!
But, seriously, an affinity for all things taco must run in my family. My Grandmother, for example, was one of the only people I know who could easily eat four tacos. She was a rather petite lady, but she never met a taco she didn’t like. I remember many family vacations spent sitting around the kitchen table at dinner time, my Grandmother telling us how surprised she is that she can eat so many tacos — her enthusiasm was downright infectious!
As for me, I’ve even broken rules to satiate my love of tacos and feed my fix. Don’t worry, it’s nothing illegal. More like self-imposed rules I’ve had for myself. You see, I usually have a two night threshold for leftovers. I can tolerate two nights in a row of the same food — no more, no less. And yet, we’ve had tacos for the last three nights and I could honestly eat them AGAIN tonight.
See what I mean? I’m a taco-eating fiend!
I’ll close this blog post with a couple poems — one haiku and one limerick, written by none other than Ms. Bear herself! In fact, she suggested I write this ode today and I suppose she wanted to be included in all the fun festivities! Check out her mega talent…
Tacos are so fine
Today is the day we dine
And celebrate them
There once was a really great food
It puts you in such a great mood
You can serve it to your friends
They’ll love you ’til the end
And that’s why it’s a great food, DUDE!
Are you craving tacos yet, friends? Having them in honor of National Taco Day?? What’s your all-time favorite food?? You know, that one delicious food that…you…just…can’t…live…without… xoxo
P.S. Thanks to Ms. Bear for snapping the wonderful pic of our taco dinner last night!!
P.P.S. I’m thinking of doing “An Ode to…” about food every season. Thoughts??