The Corn Man Cometh

“Elote! Elote! “     

The Corn Man


When the neighborhood kids hear this, first they go running to find out where he is, then they race back home to get 10  pesos.  The corn man cometh!  He pushes a modified wheelbarrow through the streets, yelling out, “Corn! Corn!”  He keeps a stash of boiled corn-on-the-cob and has an assortment of toppings.  He offers  mayo, cream, chili sauce, grated cheese, lime juice and salt (no butter, but mayo? in this heat?!).  The local kids get everything on it.  Trent likes a drizzle of cream, lime and salt, and so do I.  You can also get  the kernels sliced off and in a cup.   I asked the guy how many pieces he sells in a day, and he told me 80-100.  




  1. Gael said,

    January 24, 2010 at 9:38 am

    So, if you mix the cream and lime does it make a type of sour cream???
    Such memories for you and Trent! How is the new “hair do” working out?
    Nothing new here…it is the usual “season” rush and insanity. The insane amount of rain we just received didn’t even slow people down.
    Miss you!

  2. Joy Lang said,

    January 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Hi Colleen, what great memories you and Trent are building. He is growing so fast. Don’t mean to bring up a sore subject, but has Richard been in contact at all. If not, he is missing so much. You were so brave to clip your hair and you look absolutely adorable. What did Trent say? Things are going pretty well here. I feel so bad for the people in Haiti and the fire vctims here in La Canada and outlying areas. Stay happy dear girl……..
    Love you, Joy

    • January 25, 2010 at 9:15 am

      Thanks Joy! I wanted Trent to see me get clipped so he understood and didn’t just see me baldish. After the 2nd or 3rd swipe of the clippers he said, “Mama, can I go out and play now?”

  3. Calysta said,

    January 25, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I want to eat corn with limon and crema. Trent looks like such a beautiful surf dude. It really does make me feel that kids should grow up in warm weather. It’s cold cold cold here. Mucho amor, amiga!!!! Love you! C

  4. Diedria said,

    January 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    My kids all eat their corn that way, when I worked at EMC we lived in Indio, and the corn man came around all the time, now I make it at home kinda like a casserole and that way we just scooped it up, i use the mayo, chili powder, parmasian cheese and a little bit of butter we leave out the lime and the family loves it. Although it really doesnt look so pretty all mixed up. Oh, just a lil update on baby Levi he recovered great from surgery and had his first post op and now goes back in 5 weeks for his follow-up post op on his first surgery and pre-op on his second surgery, the left side is much worse than the right side was but they didnt know this until the lil guy was all drugged up on baby valum and they were able to do a better exam. will keep you posted. You both look great, Love you Dee

    • January 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      Oh is that grated parmesan he’s using? I might have to try it and the chili sauce now! I’ll get that casserol recipe when we go back to the States. Useless here as we have no stove or microwave, just a two-burner hotplate. Good news on Levi. Although I understand it was a straightforward surgery anytime a little one is put under, well, it’s always a worry. Trent finally potty trained for poop, at 3 3/4 y.o. glad that’s over! I hid his last diapers, told him they didn’t make them that big in Mexico and then kept him home from school. On the 4th day, BINGO! XOC

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