Cooking Up Cinco de Mayo Plans

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner I have the perfect excuse to plan a little mid-week fiesta. Here are a few of the menu items (and crafts!) that have caught my eye.
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My neighbor and I have developed a bad habit of sitting outside in the afternoon and talking about food. Good food. Good Mexican food. On more that one occasion it has led to me entering my kitchen and cursing my already thawed dinner ingredients and meal plan.

“Dang you, meatloaf! WHY CAN’T YOU BE ENCHILADAS!?”

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner I have the perfect excuse to plan a little mid-week fiesta. Here are a few of the menu items (and crafts!) that have caught my eye.

DIP A CHIP!

Smooth Salsa Verde Recipe via Chow

The Cheater’s Guide to Great Guacamole - And Guac Myths Debunked from This Week For Dinner

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Image courtesy of This Week For Dinner

Black Bean Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from goodLife {eats}

Brett’s Cool and Spicy Avocado Pork Tacos via the kitchn

Buy-and-Serve Burrito Party from Sunset Magazine

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Image courtesy of Sunset

Mexican Chocolate Fondue from Every Day with Rachael Ray

Tres Leches Cupcakes from Gabriela's Kitchen

RAISE A GLASS!

Margarita Cookies from Smitten Kitchen

Tangerine Margarita from Bobby Flay via Serious Eats

Margarita Madness via Hostess with the Mostess

Margarita Ice Cream from Nigella Lawson

GRAB THE GLUE!

Cinco de Mayo Tissue-Paper Decorations via Martha Stewart

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Image courtesy of Martha Stewart

God’s Eye via Kaboose

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Image courtesy of Kaboose

A Craft Tutorial: How To Make A Maraca from No Biggie

My favorite part of the instructions is “eat all the nerds”.

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