Yippee! It’s practically my favorite day of the year: Cinco de Mayo–the one day of the year when drinking margaritas and eating massive amounts of salsa and cheese dip is not only acceptable, but encouraged! If you need some last minute ideas, I’ve got a few for you:
Let’s start with a few dips, shall we? Actually, most people call these dips, but I usually eat enough of these to actually make them my main course. I have a slight tortilla chip addiction:
While I’m still snacking on the chips and salsa, most people are ready to move on to the main course:
1. Smothered Burritos–one of my personal favorites, and super simple to make. Lots of meat, cheese, sour cream–what’s not to like??
2. Chicken Chimichangas–though my pictures don’t do these justice, trust me, these are good. Like really, really good. Plus, they’re baked, not fried, so they’re on the healthy end of the Mexican food spectrum. This way, you can eat more chips.
3. Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Southwest Cream Sauce–more lousy pictures, but a really light, healthy meal.
4. Taco Pizza–two of my favorites, wrapped up in one!
While you’re at it, why not make your own flour tortillas? Seriously, you’ll never go back to the store-bought ones again. Promise.
And, what’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a margarita (or two):
And my new personal favorite, a chocolate margarita.
Of course, no meal in my house is complete without dessert! Who says empanadas have to be savory? Try these caramel pineapple empanadas:
Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! Let’s eat, drink, and enjoy!