Mexican Baked Spaghetti Mexican Baked Spaghetti is a new twist on the classic Italian dish, spaghetti and meat sauce. This dish is easy and delicious. Serve with whichever toppings your family likes best on tacos. You can easily substitute ground turkey for the ground beef. …
Tag: Cinco de Mayo
Taco Casserole on Lettuce This super delicious taco casserole can be served one of two ways. On top of a bed of lettuce with all the usual taco toppings or served with corn chips as a taco dip. This recipe is not only easy and delicious …
Favorite Cinco de Mayo Dinners and Treats
Here are just a few of our favorite Cinco de Mayo dinners and treats from Turnips 2 Tangerines. Hopefully this list will inspire you to make one or more of these recipes and help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Some of the recipes are traditional Mexican recipes while others on the list might have the addition of a Mexican ingredient such as cinnamon. If you don’t see a recipe you like, check out our recipe box above for more inspiration.
Cinco de Mayo in Mexico
Within Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely victory occurred, although other parts of the country also take part in the celebration. Traditions include military parades, recreations of the Battle of Puebla and other festive events. For many Mexicans however, May 5th is a day like any other day. It’s not a federal holiday, so offices, banks and stores remain open.
Cinco de Mayo in the United States
In the United States, Cino de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations. Chicano activists raised awareness of the holiday in the 1960’s. Today the occasion is filled with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole.
Light and Refreshing
Hibiscus and Blood Orange Iced Tea is a floral yet citrusy iced tea to enjoy during the hot summer months. Serve this delicious tea for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or for your next barbecue. Keeping with with the Cinco de Mayo theme, why not make a batch of Frozen Margaritas or maybe Brandy is your drink of choice, if so you’ll love Blackberry Brandy Slush.