I’m so excited for Cinco de Mayo! My friend Jordan and I are heading up to Boston for the weekend to party with our friend Beata. I hope you have equally fun plans. Just remember: before filling your belly with tequila and margarita mixes, cushion it with delicious Mexican cuisine first! Here are a few of my food recommendations:
1. Guacamole ~ first and foremost, where would a Cinco de Mayo celebration be without guacamole?! I blogged my Dad’s famously delicious guacamole recipe a few years ago — it’s basic, so you can spice it up with jalapeños or cayenne peppers.
2. Chorizo Empanadas ~ my mouth is watering just looking at these! Recipe via Buns In My Oven.
3. Chili con Queso ~ after guacamole, chili con queso is my favorite dip, and I’m now realizing how much I love Mexican food. This is an easy set-it-and-forget-it queso dip from Chef in Training.
4. DIY Taco Seasoning ~ Stan and I make tacos on an almost weekly basis, so we’re constantly going through taco seasoning packets. It’s much cheaper to make your own seasoning so you can skip the kits and just buy the taco shells at the grocery store. Besides, you probably have many of these spices already! Recipe via Little B Cooks.
Don’t forget the desserts!
5. Piñata Cookies ~ these are, hands down, the coolest cookies I have ever seen. They take a little longer to make than your average chocolate chip cookies, but wow are they cool! Recipe via She Knows.
6. Flan ~ flan is one of those things that looks like it could be totally disgusting, but it actually amazing. Plus, it’s a signature Mexican dessert! This recipe is from Blissfully Domestic.
7. Raspberry & Lime Margarita Cupcakes ~ These are some of the most delicious cupcake I’ve ever made. The recipe is from Jennifer Ross’ The Icing on the Cupcake. I haven’t been able to find it online anywhere since it’s copyrighted, but I recommend buying the book anyway. The story wasn’t all that great, but the cupcake recipes are well worth it.
Check back for drink recommendations on Friday! Happy May!