Thursday is Cinco De Mayo.
That’s 5th of May for those of you who don’t know a lick of Spanish or Spanglish (as the case may be)
Now for today’s history lesson:
Cinco De Mayo is a holiday held on May 5 ththat commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Pueblo on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. (not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16th.
Now that history is out of the way (Aliah, feel free to speak up and weigh in, my history-goddess-teacher-friend)
I thought I’d share how most people down here in South Texas will be celebrating —
There will be the best guacamole ever
and there will be fajitas and tacos and spicy shrimp taquitos.
I thought that in honor of Mouthwatering Mondays and Cinco de Mayo, I’d share a few of my favorite recipes with y’all:
Margarita on The Rocks
Check out these Margarita Cupcakes from Liz at Hoosier Homemade
There are so many more recipes and ideas and traditions.
I’d love to hear what y’all are doing for Cinco de Mayo or, if you’ve never experienced Cinco de Mayo — did any of these recipes inspire you?
Thanks for linking up your recipes, sharing your stories, linking back and sharing all the food love!