Cinco De Mayo Recipes
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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 tequila in the form of ‘ritas
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!
Mmm–I love Mexican food! I miss it terribly here in New Zealand (my husband and I are traveling this year). Tacos on soft corn tortillas are one of my favorites–I’ve linked up to my Fish Taco recipe above.
Thanks for hosting all the tasty Mexican food inspiration!
That flank steak sounds killer! Perfect for any weekend! Even better with a shot of Patron 🙂
My brother would envy you! He lived in Texas for a few years and loved it there because of the food. In fact, he often says he hasn’t had a decent Mexican meal in y-e-a-r-s because outside of Mexico, Texans are the only ones who know how to make it right. Next time he says that, I might send him over to your house for some of that yummy looking guacamole!
Thank you for all these lovely CInco de Mayo recipes! And the guacamole sounds amazing – I love that there are radishes in it. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo!
These are wonderful.Thanks for sharing and for hosting
Living in Wisconsin sometimes makes it hard to find “real” Mexican food.
I’ll probably make tacos (we haven’t had them in awhile) for dinner, but not much beyond that, I don’t think.
I love Mexican Food! This is one of my favorite FOOD holidays, an excuse to overindulge in all things mexican 🙂 THanks for hosting again, I linked up a few of my favorites from the week!
Oh, now I’m craving guac! Good thing I have some stashed in the freezer.
Thanks for hosting!
Yummy recipes! Thanks for hosting Rachel!
Thanks for having all of us over. Everything looks delicious!
What yummy looking recipes. Great linky party!
I LOVE the eats associated with Cinco de Mayo! I’m planning to make some enchiladas. And margaritas, of course!
Looks like you are going to have a great celebration! I am sharing my Southwest Adobe Pie. Thank you for hosting today and have a wonderful week!
Looks delish! I love all things Mexican. Thanks for the Link Up!
I love that shot of the glass!
Mexican food is my comfort food. I planned out my menu for May and I think I have Mexican food planned twice a week, every week.Enchiladas are my favorite.
what a great way to make a delicious feast all looks great
You are going to have a delicious celebration! Last year was the first year I heard of this holiday, I saw all the posts and tweets about it and as we don’t celebrate it in Canada I had to look it up. Thanks for the quick refresher 🙂
Mmmmm….that all sounds sooooo good…..And I love that picture of the glass!!
Good Lord! If you’re using Patron in your marinades, how do I get invited? Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup.
YUM!!! My husband wants to make like half of these recipes! Especially the fried icecream! Spicy shrip taquitos also sound AMAZING!!!!!!! I would also suggest adding Micheladas to your drink menu! Its so delish! I just posted the recipe!
Oh my, now I NEED guacamole!!!!
Yummeh! Bookmarked several recipes. Awesome.
Wow – these look delicious! I’ll be coming back from Columbus, TX, that night, so we may substitute homemade for our favorite Tex-Mex spot this year.
We have birthday cake, since my daughter was born on 5/5/5