Looking for a reason to enjoy a margarita without the guilt or maybe a bottle of cerveza? Cinco de Mayo is here to give you a reason for fiesta.
Who knew a victory by the Mexican Militia over the French at the Battle of Puebla would turn into such a huge holiday in the United States. Cinco de Mayo has grown into a drinking holiday in the states, thanks in part to marketing from alcohol companies. In Mexico, it’s not really much celebrated.
But, never mind that.
Whether a history, beer or international culture lover, why not enjoy the day and some Mexican-style comida, peliculas and bebidas.
Posole: A hearty soup-like stew with hominy and whatever ingredients you include, usually pork. Here’s a recipe from Taste of Home for chicken chorizo posole.
Chilaquiles: Perfect for any time of the day, but always for breakfast, chilaquiles are a mix of tortillas, salsa, cheese, which make for tasty eating. Food Network offers a quick and easy recipe.
Guacamole: Avocado is good for you. Enjoy some in this traditional mash-up. All you really needs is some avocado, onion, salt, and tomato and you are ready to roll. But, here you can learn how to make it from actress Eva Longoria.
Chile Rellenos: A stuffed pepper can be yummy when done this way.
Tres Leches Cake: Why not top off your meal with something sweet.
Cerveza: Modelo, Tecate, etc.
Margaritas: A little tequila, lime, triple sec and you’ll be on your way. Here’s a recipe to start from.
White Sangria: Cool and light and oh, so refreshing.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Humphrey Bogart goes a little off the deep end in this film about two men searching for work who team up with a gold prospector.
Frida: A biopic about the life of artist Frida Kahlo, who suffered a tragic accident as a teen and who had a volatile marriage to artist Diego Rivera. Salma Hayek stars in the film along with Alfred Molina.
El mariachi: Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed this film about a traveling mariachi mistaken for a killer.
Like Water for Chocolate: A story of forbidden love and the what happens when you put too much emotion into your cooking.
La Bamba: A story about Richie Valens who grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California and rose to fame only to die tragically in a plane crash.
How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Share your ideas or plans in comments.