Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite days. Growing up in Texas was part of our schedule - we Heritage Days at school and piñatas and all kinds of fun things. In college, he grew inevitably something that was so funny, but included several pools and barbecues as piñatas and candy. Whatever the day included, even if it took or studying for a final (which has inevitably always been), celebrated with enthusiasm. And, of course, much of what went taste to the food.

Here is a list of everything you need to make your Cinco de Mayo An agitated.

Fajitas (pictured above) are always a welcome idea if cooking for a crowd. Most of this can be done in advance and everyone can make your own! It was the standard dinner in my college years.

Carne Asada fajita would be a good addition too.

Enchiladas are good.  

In all forms.

At any time of the day.

And they can even be good for you.

You could make taquitos.

Or Flautas.  And if you can tell me the difference I'll give you a dollar.

You could go the quick route and make these Mexican Pizzas.

Or these shrimp quesadillas.

But you could also go the low-and-slow-all-day thing and make braised pork shoulder tacos.

Or roast a leg of lamb and call those tacos.  You may even win a prize for them!

You could make my Dad's pinto beans and bake some corn bread.

You could also make Now or Never Chili.  It's delicious.

What would a party be without dip?

But for all that is sacred, do not forget the salsa.  Do not!

So, clearly I love Mexican food, which means you should be all set for Cinco de Mayo.  Make a pitcher of Margaritas and crack open a Corona and celebrate with these recipes.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!