Oh … my mouth is watering…
The Tiki Tiki blog has a paleta recipe on their website that I think I am definitely trying this weekend. Of course, Laredoans don’t need an explanation of what a paleta is but these last weeks of 100+ degree weather might blot out any memories of what is what. The original plans had been to cookout but… El Partner says “no” to being out in the heat and even my outdoor dogs have been spending their days indoors. Mango is my favorite so I am going to give this a shot and use ice cube trays and toothpicks – a la mi niñez style. Of course, I’ll visit the annual Memorial Day PowWow and maybe take the free CPR on May 28 from 9am – 1pm at the TAMIU gym. Check out the Tiki Tiki site for the recipe.
I’ll do everything indoors except…
It’s my only outdoor activity that will require stacks of mango paletas – I’ll be working the concession stand (nada que ver con El Partner, he didn’t even know it was taking place since Border Patrol is all a flutter for their anniversary ball). So if you want to watch off-duty Border Patrol Agents and Customs Officers in Border War I, benefiting the United Way, stop by VETERANS FIELD on Santa Maria.
Since I mentioned the anniversary ball celebrating 87 years of BP, let me tack on a short news release:
Mayor Proclaims Border Patrol Day in Laredo, TX
Laredo, Texas – The United States Border Patrol has a proud history of 87 years of service to our nation. Earlier today, Mayor Raul Salinas declared May 28, 2011; as “Border Patrol Day” in Laredo , TX . The Border Patrol is celebrating 87 years of proud heritage and unwavering service.
Mayor Raul Salinas read the proclamation at City Hall Chambers where Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Robert L. Harris and Deputy Chief John C. Esquivel along with members of the Laredo Sector Staff attended the reading.
During the ceremony, Mayor Salinas and Chief Harris asked all present for a moment of silence to honor the brave 113 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting this great nation.
On May 28, 1924, U.S. Congress passed the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924, officially establishing the United States Border Patrol.