Monday, May 3, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Menu Plan

Have you noticed I love Mexican food?  My husband and I both grew up [and still live] in California.  Although the Mexican dishes I prepare aren't authentic dishes, you can certainly see that my cooking is influenced by our neighbors down south.

Did you know Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexico's independence day?  Nope!  We generally think of it as their independence but that holiday is actually in September.  The holiday we celebrate in May as Cinco de Mayo is the day that Mexico won an unlikely victory over the French who attacked the Mexicans in order to force payment of a debt (the French did end up occupying Mexico for many years but this battle was significant because the Mexicans were so outnumbered).  You can read more about it here.

Anyway, Cinco de Mayo is a big celebration around here.  And this year I decided to put together a Cinco de Mayo menu plan!  Try these recipes out this year!


chips & Salsa Verde



1 comment:

The Mitchell Family said...

This looks delicious! Just posted it on my blog!