One question i get a lot this time of year is “What are you guys doing for Cinco de Mayo?” to which I answer, Nothing. This always surprises people and makes them ask, “But doesn’t your husband and kids want to celebrate?” Almost as if I am forbidding them to celebrate their heritage. So then I get to explain how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated way more in the States than it is in Mexico. It’s true, when we lived in Mexico Cinco de Mayo was just another day, no one wishing each other “Happy Cinco de Mayo”, no day off from school or work, no parades. My husband always shakes his head when he hears of the all the parties, store sales and restaurants advertising for Cinco de Mayo. I then explain about how the U.S. is a great melting pot of cultures and how Americans love to incorporate other celebrations into their culture. He’s response is that he thinks people are just looking for an excuse to have a party. As if people need another reason to have a party right?? I’m pretty sure I could think of any number of reasons to have an excuse to eat off of my favorite foods in one day if I tried.
So while we don’t really do anything to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and since we eat Mexican food at least five times a week, I thought I could share some recipes that could help you get ready for your Cinco de mayo.
pico de gallo from the Pioneer Woman
Refried Beans from Searious Eats
fresh guacamole from cooking on the front burner
Homemade flour tortillias from Mom on Timeout
Mini Corn Cake Tostadas from White Lights on Wednesday
Red Enchiladas from Mexico in My Kitchen
Chicken Enchiladas from Once Upon A Chef
Breakfast Burrito from Two Peas In Their Pod
Carne Asada from Hiliah Cooking
Chili Rellenos from Griffins Grub