If you don’t know it already, there are differences between the culture of the USA and that of Mexico when it comes to meal times. In the USA, there are three main meals that occur in the morning (usually between 6 and 9 a.m.) and lunch (usually between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and supper (usually between (5 and 7 p.m.). In Mexico, breakfast is generally preceded by a bite to eat before leaving for work (regular breakfast for blue collar workers who sometimes will buy a tamale or tacos on the street), and then a real breakfast (for white collar workers) between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Lunch is usually between 2 and 4 p.m. and supper is usually between 8 and 11 p.m. Those are general hours and there are always exceptions for those with differing work schedules.
Today, we needed to leave for a co-op day by 9 a.m. so breakfast here was around 8 a.m. I enjoyed my typical fried egg, one sausage link, and English muffin (a bit of a treat we don’t always get here) and coffee.
After arriving up at the Howers’ home, Brock Hower and I needed to help my mother-in-law by taking her car into the nearby town of Amealco for some brake work. Of course, this meant we’d be in town and have to wait a bit for the initial diagnostics.
What to do while we waited?
Eat tacos de carnitas (fried pork tacos), of course! This is a typical Mexican breakfast and while I had already eaten a good breakfast, there’s no sense in passing up another! We asked for pure meat and added cilantro, onion, salsa, lime, and salt, and washed that down with a cold Coke (also typical).
These look so good in the picture, I could eat some more…right now at nearly 10 p.m.! It makes a great supper too!