Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo] in Mexico, Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862 according to Wikipedia. I laugh as I type because I’m referencing Wikipedia that I do not allow my students to use.
I have such fond memories of Mexico. The beautiful beach and warm sun. Where I tried foods I’d never had and came to love chicken Mole. Though I’ve never been able to replicate those flavors from Manzanillo, Mexico; that doesn’t stop me from trying. If you have a great recipe please send it my way.
For us Cinco de Mayo is a celebration with Mexican food. Some years it’s hand made corn tortillas and other years guacamole and mole chicken. This year it’s a slightly smaller feast for three. First course, a layers dip with all of my favorites. Second course, a corn tortillas filled with grass fed beef cooked in taco seasoning and part of the layered dip. Dessert is an avocado, lime, fresh pineapple, orange juice smoothie with a touch of honey. There are no pictures because we devoured them!
We’ve successfully stuffed ourselves once again. Enjoy your people and use this time to celebrate every opportunity you have.