Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

Saturday is the 5th of May... Cinco de Mayo. Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexican Independence Day and is celebrated mainly in only 1 state in Mexico and in the United States. In the state of Puebla, Mexico it is to celebrate a victory of the Mexican Army against the French Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It was in 2005 that congress asked the president to ask the US citizens to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. In the US Cinco de Mayo has evolved to be a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. 

To help in your celebration, here are a few recipes that I love that celebrate the Mexican flavors: 

 Macho Nachos (this is a more American dish, but we love it!)

And don't forget dessert!

I'm actually making quite a few Mexican-type dishes this week... we've already had Black Bean Tortilla Casserole and I'll be making Gorditas, as well as Tomatillo Braised Pork Loin Roast this week. Are you planning on making anything festive, if so what will it be?

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