Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo

My Spanish teacher from Mexico explained to us last year that this is a commemorative holiday in Mexico, much more akin to our Memorial Day than to our Fourth of July.  It is to remember a group of peasant farmers who joined with the regular soldiers to win the day in a very nasty battle.  It was not, as we seem to have the idea, for the independence of Mexico.  He said he was a bit shocked and amused at all the celebrations here in the states for this holiday.  So why do we do this???  I think it has something to do with our passionate love affair with Mexican food!  Any reason to enjoy some spicy cuisine and we are on it!  Today I'm posting a list to satisfy that particular hunger.  Most of these are Quick and Easy, as it is a weeknight dinner this year.  There are more recipes under the recipe tab, look for the label Mexican.
Frito Burritos (This one serves a crowd.)
Tres Leches Cake (This one is FABULOUS!)

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