Highlights: Cinco de Mayo

Wow, Sunday night already?  This weekend was excellent—I went for my first run of the season, saw Iron Man 3, got several projects done around the house and spent some quality time with Brian—but I can’t believe how quickly it went by.  Nor can I believe that it’s already the 5th of May—Cinco de Mayo.  I’m a pretty big fan of Mexican food, though it often presents itself in my life as bean enchiladas or tacos that I made in my kitchen, and not as going out for overstuffed tortillas and margaritas at the local Mexican restaurant.  In any case, my Feedly account was full of links to pass along for this delicious occasion:


What to Really Eat on Cinco de Mayo from Smithsonian’s Eat and Think blog

Chopped’s Aarón Sánchez on Mexican Food Misconceptions, Food TV and More on Zagat

7 Surprising Uses for Tequila and Cinco por Cinco: 5 Fun Facts About Cinco de Mayo, both from mental_floss

Grilled Corn with Lime-Cayenne Butter from Healthy Delicious

Joy the Baker has several Cinco de Mayo suggestions

Goat Cheese Guacamole with Pita Chips on Shutterbean

Try one (or all) of the 3 tequila cocktails posted on From Scratch Club.  If none of those strike your fancy, Food Republic has 9 more recipes.

Closet Cooking assembled a collection of the site’s 41 recipes for Cinco de Mayo.  Also see Kevin’s slow cooker carnitas I made for dinner tonight (highly recommended).

From How Sweet It Is, Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas (and too many cinco de mayo recipes.)

9 Snack Recipes for Cinco de Mayo (Serious Eats)

Our 25 Favorite Mexican Recipes from Food Republic

6 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado from Fooducate

What’s your favorite Mexican recipe to make at home?

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