2016 - TACO DE MAYO
Daniel J Isom
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In the grand tradition of BurrEato in November. "Taco Month" was started in 2013 as a compliment to the beloved burrito challenge. It was renamed in 2014 as "Taco de Mayo".
Taco de Mayo is a challenge, a contest, and a celebration of all things taco.
Challenge - Eat 31 Tacos in 31 Days, Beat last year's group total.
Contest - Be the one to eat the most tacos or compete against your close rivals!
Celebration - Share your stories, pictures, and recipes.
Ways to Participate:
Join Taco de Mayo by signing up in this geeklist!
Talk about Taco de Mayo in the official forum thread.
Buy and proudly display the Mexican food and/or Taco fan microbadge(s).
1. There are 31 days to eat 31 tacos.
2. For the sake of Taco de Mayo, a "taco" is composed of any sort of edible filling wrapped in a tortilla, taco shell, circular flat bread or lettuce/cabbage leaves consumed in a traditional taco shape.
3. There are no limits to how many you eat in a day.
4. You don't have to eat a taco every day. Monthly total is what counts.
5. This is a fun competition so feel free to be inventive and non-traditional.
6. Track your progress in the geeklist. Keeping your entry updated is appreciated.
Tailored prize for the taco champion (most tacos eaten)! generously donated by Disom
Eat 31 Tacos get "Free" Tacos! generously donated by Disom
Rudy's Hot Pepper Flakes to Random Finisher generously donated by Tickmanfan
Deadpool Taco T-Shirt generously donated by Sunkencheerio
Die Cast Taco Truck for the first to complete the 31 Unique Taco Challenge generously donated by Percephony
Any prize donations are greatly appreciated. Mini-contests are encouraged. Additional prizes TBA!
Whether you eat 1 taco or 100 please feel free to join in the fun! Every taco recorded helps us beat last year's total.
Dancing Giant Games
Don't expect to eat that many tacos, but I do expect to panic due to my lack of taco eating and do things like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFp9D_Eue9M
Everything's a taco if you try hard enough
May 1 - 0
May 2 - 0
May 3 - 0
May 4 - 0
May 5 -
1 leftover chicken taco, not the best idea
Because I usually eat my tacos weird, I did not actually consume this in a "traditional taco shape" so it don't count :/
May 6 - 0
May 7 - 0
May 8 - 0
May 9 - 0
May 10 - 0
May 11 - 0
May 12 - 0
May 13 - 0
May 14 - 0
May 15 - 0
May 16 - 0
May 17 - 0
May 18 - 0
May 19 - 0
May 20 - 0
May 21 - 0
May 22 - 11
4 breakfast tacos (sausage and/or scrambled eggs in a waffle shell), 1 leftover chicken, 1 veggie, 2 broccoli and cheese, 2 beef, 1 beef in a ramen noodle shell (see pictures below from our "Taco de May 2-4" event)
May 23 - 2 breakfast tacos
May 24 - 0
May 25 - 3 goulash tacos (at this point I'll put anything in a tortilla)
May 26 - 3 of what I can only describe as hot doggos with cheese
May 27 - 3 couple breakfast tacos and a doughnut taco
May 28 - 5 three hot doggos and two leftover Chinese food tacos
May 29 - 1 cinnamon swirl bread taco
May 30 - 3 chicken and bacon tacos
May 31 - 6
two breakfast like tacos (leftover chicken and potato wedges with maple syrup in a waffle) and 4 leftover chicken and cheese tacos
Total - 37
Next year I'll try to start on time
I don't remember what I ate last night
but I can spout off obscure rules to all sorts of game like nobody's business!
I introduced my roommate* to the idea of Taco de Mayo, and she's gone completely nuts with the idea, eating tacos for every meal, which is impressive considering her extremely restricted diet. This evening, we decided to have some friends over for a full on taco night, and made delicious tacos for everyone. I doubt I'll get anywhere near 31 for the month, but I thought I'd add mine to the group total.
*(My roommate is
who was the first to 31.)
Math and Games With Margaret
May 7th: 5 tacos
May 8th: 5 leftover tacos
May 14th: 5 more steak & chicken fajita tacos
May 20th: 3 chipotle chicken rolled tacos from 7-11 on a road trip. They were surprisingly not terrible.
May 21st: 5 tacos al pastor from a taco truck
May 22nd: 2 homemade ice cream tacos that Margaret made with dough that got contaminated so she couldn't eat it. I'm not complaining.
May 23rd: 1 last ice cream taco
May 28th: 1 moar ice cream taco!
May 29th: 1 ice cream tacos are officially a thing now
May 30th: 10 Taco Bell tacos to finish this thing off!
Joining this challenge because my crazy roommate dragged me into it after I found out that she dragged our other roommate into it too. (Nevermind that I'm the crazy roommate that let her.)
I don't expect to actually eat 31 tacos this month, but stranger things have happened I guess!
Taco #1 (5/2) - Grilled Fish taco
Taco #2 (also 5/2) - Shrimp taco
Tacos 3-12 - mostly crock pot carne asada, one ice cream taco