Eat up!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo everybody.

Today is a day to consume lots of Mexican food and as much guac as you want!

It really doesn't have anything to do with Mexican Independence as some might think. That is in September. This day commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 and to commemorate the battle for freedom during the first years of the American Civil War. The history and timeline of events is interesting as you can see its connection to the Battle of Gettysburg. American history - I like it.

And now just like St. Patrick's Day, some may say it's just a commercialized day to party. It's true so eat up!
I'll be making tamales all day and snacking on some panes dulces. (Mexican sweet bread) If you have a Hispanic market near you, go enjoy some sweet bread on me. I guess that wouldn't work but it's the thought that counts, right?
We went over to a friend's house to help them make tamales a few weeks ago. They were sooo good. It was none of our doing though. The meat they prepared was perfectly spicy. That's something I am always wary of because I don't know how people would react to the level of spice we like but even Trae-man and their little 1 year-old cleared their plates.

So today I'm taking a page out of their book and am spicing them up a lot more.
The kitchen smells like Thanksgiving day. Mmm mmm... they're gonna be tasty.

Anyone having any Cinco de Mayo fun today?

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