Mexican is easy. It's just that simple.

It's undemanding because everyone likes the flavors. It's effortless because the ingredients are abundant at the market. It's carefree because I can store most of the ingredients in my pantry to waitj for a desperate night. And it's spontaneous because it's so flexible.Cinco de Mayo, which is just around the corner, inspired today's skillet meal. It capitalizes on pantry ingredients for its base and adds zip with fresh garlic, lime, lettuce and sour cream. Because it's a layered entree, you can customize each plate for finicky eaters. The tomato sauce in the meat mixture gets its spiciness from the fresh garlic, but if you want to add a little more fire, fresh, seeded jalape