A Cinco de Mayo Special

Fireworks_02Who cares if it’s Monday. Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! And a great excuse for a little spice and tequila! Put on some Latino music, dust off your blender, start pouring the tequila and cook up some south of the border treats!

Here are a few ideas!

To Start:
A sure crowd pleaser is my Avocado, Black Bean and Tomato Tostaditas . Or maybe you would prefer to keep it simple with some chips, Salsa and Guacamole.

The Main Event:
If you have a hankering for chili try my Tex-Mex Braised Beef, Black Beans & Fresh Corn or Chicken & Black Bean Chili. If you haven’t already guessed, black beans are my favorite. Chili not your thing? How about Pork Mole. I won’t verify its authenticity but it is full of flavor and delicious. Or if the rain clears, you might prefer some Spicy Chicken hot of the grill. Complete the main course with some steamed rice and crunchy Jicama Slaw.

Sweet Treats:
Chocolate was discovered in Mexico so keep dessert simple with a little coffee ice cream and some luscious Death by Chocolate Sauce. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the sauce for a little extra flavor.

Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

1/2 lime
Kosher salt
1 cup white tequila
Juice of 2-3 limes (about 1/4 cup)
Juice of 1 /2 orange
1/3 cup Triple Sec
2-3 cups frozen strawberries
Lime wedges

Rub the outside rims of six glasses with lime and dip each glass lightly into a plate of kosher salt.

Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, Triple Sec in a blender. Add the strawberries 1 cup at a time and puree until smooth.

Garnish each glass with a lime wedge.

Have a fun and festive feast! Bon appétit!

How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

Want more? Click here for lots more to read, see & cook! In addition, I hope that you will take a minute to learn about my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. ©Susan W. Nye, 2011

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