¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
It’s finally May and it’s time to embrace our Mexican friends’ heritage and culture by celebrating Cinco de Mayo! In case you aren’t familiar with the history of this holiday, here is an except from The History Channel:
Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
Since this is foodie blog, I figured the best way I could support the holiday is by doing a Cinco de Mayo Weekly Round Up. It was relatively easy to find authentic Mexican recipes, so I had to include a bunch! They are are unique recipes and I think it would be great to make a lot of these and try them. If you don’t like it, at least you can say you’ve eaten it before! Not everyone can say they’ve eaten menudo!
Foodie Blogs with Authentic Recipes:
Enchiladas Caseras via Beyond Wonderful
Corn Tamales via Mexico in my Kitchen
Menudo Rojo via La Cocina de Nathan
Chicken with Mole Sauce via Penza Family
Tres Leches Mexican Flan via Cooking with Alia
Arroz con Leche via Girlichef
Here is a list of “Mexican” foods from my blog. They may not be authentic, but they are delicious and easy to make, especially for those who want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and are less than enthusiastic about trying something from the pictures above.
Mexican Chicken & Black Bean Filling
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Easy Chicken Fajitas
Now that you have the history and some food ideas for Cinco de Mayo, what are your plans? Are there any celebrations in your area? I’d love to hear what you cooked or other ways you celebrated. Please share on CDSM’s Facebook page — I love to see others’ creations!