Saturday, May 4, 2013

It's almost Cinco de Mayo - let's celebrate by eating delicious food!

Potato, chorizo & goat cheese tacos with smoky aioli
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! In case you are ever wondering when Cinco de Mayo is, it is ALWAYS on the fifth of May! Yesterday a coworker mentioned to me that she needed a margarita, so I told her she could have one on Cinco de Mayo. She went on to ask me when it was - asking me if it was next weekend. Maybe she thought that we were still in the month of April?

I'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo tomorrow. My husband and I invited a couple friends over, and I'll be making some of my favorite Mexican foods. It will be our first time having company (besides my parents) over since we started to fill up the rooms in our house with bathroom vanities, ladders, boxes, and other beautiful sights. Our house is definitely still a disaster, but I've come to the conclusion it will always be a work in progress, so any friends who visit us will just have to forgive the mess! I have to forgive the mess every day in order to keep my sanity!

Tomorrow I'll be making taquitos, quesadillas, beans, homemade salsa, and corn pudding. Here are some of the foods that will most likely be on the dinner table tomorrow night:

Creamy Vegetarian Taquitos (baked) or chicken taquitos
Super Salsa
Slow Cooker refried beans
Corn pudding (like the one from Chevy's restaurant)
Dark chocolate lime truffles with candied lime peel
Restaurant-style chicken fajitas
Here are some other fun foods that can be a part of your Cinco de Mayo celebration:

Sweet potato tacos
Potato, Chorizo, and Goat cheese tacos with smoky aioli 
Restaurant-style chicken fajitas
White chicken chili soup (for those in cooler climates)
Mango and Avocado salad
Mexican salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette 
Key lime pie tarts

Key lime pie mini tarts
This week I had planned on making lemon truffles, but I kept forgetting to buy lemons. So I made dark chocolate lime truffles with candied lime peel, and they will definitely be served as an after dinner treat tomorrow. That recipe will be coming soon. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!