This was last year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Friends of mine in Mexico don’t really celebrate this day at all. They celebrate their independence in September. This became a tradition for me after having taught Spanish. So I just say I’m celebrating my Tex-Mex heritage! Really, it’s just a great reason to cook Mexican food and sit in the dining room with the family!
(Posole was my favorite food when I was little and lived in Mexico! I can’t say that this is the most authentic recipe, but it was really good and super easy to prepare.)
Mexican Fruit Salad
Chips and homemade salsa
The Pozole garnishes, which is really what makes the soup!
Avocado, cabbage, cilantro, radishes, onion, and lime!
This little boy loved his Tres Leches cake!
I am still trying to decide what to make this year. A must attend event was scheduled for the fifth–how dare they, I know! So, we will probably celebrate on the sixth.
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Ole! Love the little cactus S&P Shakers. Too cute!
Fun post. All the food looks so yummy and your kids are adorable. 🙂 Definitely inspiring to one’s culinary sensibilities. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Oh how much fun! I love themed dinners…and Mexican is my absolute favorite:)
I wouldn’t mind having a Mexican meal right now. Love salsa and guacamole. Can’t wait to see what you dish up for Cinco 😉
Looks so delicious – you make me miss Texas!
Your Mexican? I’m pretty sure I was meant to be Mexican. Mexican food is my favorite! I’m Scottish. They’re food must not be good because I’ve never heard of it. I’m gonna have to look up your salsa recipe. I looove guacamole!!
I was not a big fan of Mexican food until recently now i crave it all the time naturally I enjoy chimichangas the most ya know deep fried (anything) tortillas is a must!
I saw your recipe for salsa and made it today 🙂 It is really good! We doubled it and are sharing some with are friends. I added a clove of garlic to ours, more peppers, and got a little over zealous with the cilantro (which some people actually liked).
Question…Do you put yours through a food processor or blender? I went through the process of peeling the tomatoes and putting them through the food grinder attachment. I’m wondering if you skip that part if you have a blender/food processor(?) Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Jill, I use a blender. I just blend it peeling and all! That sounds like a lot of trouble to peel the tomatoes. I like it with more peppers too! The kids on the other hand are not happy with me when I make it too hot. 🙂 How fun that you tried the recipe!
I’ll have to try blender next time. Got excited about my new mixer attachment and your recipe so didn’t mind the extra effort. I wonder if there is a difference in the consistency. Tasted great on our fajitas! We had our Cinco party tonight 🙂
I love how you celebrate with special meals…I’ve never done a Cinco De Mayo dinner before, but I’m planning one this year! We do live in Houston, after all!
We’re from Texas and and my husband is half Hispanic, so celebrate every year! I don’t go all-out, but we definitely have Mexican food. This year, I’m making traditional enchiladas. YUM. Your feast looks delicious!
I have never done a Cinco de Mayo dinner, but now I am going to have to try!
Thanks for the inspiration.
How fun!!! That last pic is ADORABLE! 🙂
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Very interesting, When I was growing up, my little brother and I were expected to gather around the dinner table every evening. Each member of our family had their own assigned seat, and no one ever messed with that order. The topic of the conversation was the same every night, as we all recited what happened during the day. But no matter what happened, this was our family time to bond, argue and talk about anything and everything..