Look at all that food! The Letter Carriers Food Drive happens every year on the 2nd Saturday in May. Yup, it's always the day before Mother's Day. This food drive is a national phenomenon and honestly I don't have the numbers or information to share it's impact with you on a national scale. That said, in Snohomish County this food drive provides 50% of the food brought into our food banks through food drives. It's huge, usually over 100,000 pounds of food!
This year my kiddos and the neighbor boy went to the Paine Field Everett Post Office and help me and 25 other volunteers sort the food brought in so it can be distributed across Snohomish County. Since they worked so hard I thought dinner out would be a nice treat. So, I took them to a wonderful place my friend Lori turned me onto last year, Casa El Dorado Tortilla Factory.
I ordered one of my favorites, the wet burrito with chicken. I love a burrito, and even though the newborn sized meal felt like a brick in my gut by the end, I ate it all. I have a hard time not cleaning my plate. It's how I was raised, and Casa El Dorado has wonderful homemade salsas that I have to smother my food in, both red and green.
My daughter, who is on a recent fish kick, ordered the tacos de pescados, and despite putting a tad too much salsa verde on them, scarfed them up. I love the freshness of the food at this little hole-in-the-wall, and the customer service is always top-notch. When we walked in the owner/cashier was talking to a customer that wanted to bring in his own tamales for a tasting so that he could received tips, and I truly felt like I was in a neighborhood eatery where all were welcome.
I'm a not-for-profit worker that loves food, both healthy and indulgent. I've eaten the 12 egg omelette at Beth's Cafe: toast, hash browns, and all. Take that Adam Richman!