Happy cinco de mayo! For our church potluck today we are having a Mexican meal, and I’m bringing my Tres Leches cake and Charro beans. Even though our meal at church will be festive, the kids have been missing our family holiday meals. I knew it would be a busy day with cooking for church and other things, but I could still throw together a simple Mexican meal to celebrate with my family with some help from Tyson.
I went shopping at Sam’s and tried the new Tyson Chicken Fries at their demo. The kids begged to take some home. You can read about all my shopping adventures in my Google+ album.
When it was almost time to eat I quickly gathered the ingredients to make the Black Bean Mango Salsa.
Black Bean Mango Salsa
1 (19 oz)can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 mango, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 small Serrano pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh key lime juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Place all ingredients in a 1 quart serving dish and toss gently. Done. Yum!
For dessert I bought Gansitos at Sam’s. These are little chocolate covered cakes with cream and strawberry jelly inside them. I loved them when I was little and lived in Mexico. They are a true classic. Little Jason was excited to try his! The kids weren’t as excited about these as I was. They liked them okay, but they saw me making that Tres Leches Cake all day and were really wanting that. 🙂
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