Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday that originated in Mexico as a way to honor and celebrate the Chicano Indians. The word “Cinco” means “feast” in Spanish and the celebration of this day has various meanings across Mexico, most notably a celebration of Mexican heritage and cultural heritage. Cinco de Mayo has also become known as a day for grubbing vegetables (though not necessarily with peyote), and it is also used to describe the traditional Aztec game of dice where each player would roll one dice and then compare their results to those of all players rolling two dice. One version of Cinco de Mayo trivia suggests that the first Cinco de Mayo was in fact held on the day of the victory of Puebla against the French at Puebla, Mexico, over five hundred years ago.
There are many different Cinco de Mayo recipes that can be used to make Mexican food for the event. Typically, when Cinco de Mayo is mentioned, the first recipe that comes to mind is Mexican food: corn tortillas, Mexican dip, and fajitas, to name a few. Traditional Mexican dishes include such delicacies as enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, and burritos, but you can certainly try new Cinco de Mayo recipes. For instance, why not create your own fajitas? Tortillas can easily be made from refried beans, corn or bean sprouts, and spices like cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder.
Another excellent recipe for Cinco de Mayo is fajitas (flan recipes), which can be dressed up with items like fresh jalapenos, red bell pepper, onion, cilantro, and more. Another delicious variation on the flan recipe is to make a fajita omelet using leftover pork meat. In addition, there are so many additional choices for making fajitas that they really couldn’t all be listed here. If you’re looking for a Mexican favorite that goes great with Cinco de Mayo, try the traditional pork and beef enchilada.
Of course, traditional Cinco de Mayo foods also include such delights as fajitas and Tex-Mex favorites like refried beans, homemade tortilla chips, and quesadillas. If you really want to go all out, why not try some enchiladas or bu uelos (roasted corn tortillas) for a change of pace? You could also make your own fajita and cinco de Mayo sauce by using tomatoes, black beans, onions, cumin, garlic, Cayenne pepper, and more. You can also find lots of sample meals, such as vegetarian and diabetic friendly, at many health food stores or online.
While lots of ethnic dishes are enjoyed during this holiday, you may not want to leave out dessert. Desserts are an important part of any Cinco de Mayo party, and you can be sure that plenty of recipes for chocolate and mint jellies will be found. There are many different types of chocolate available, from dark to light, and you can choose from white, milk, and dark. As an alternative to fruit dip dishes, you can also find crepes with cream cheese, almonds, and whipped cream.
Of course, if you really want to have fun with this holiday, then you should really consider some of these recipes too. Just be sure to serve these recipes quickly so that everyone has a chance to sample them. Don’t worry about spending a lot of money at the food store. Just spend a little time browsing through the recipes available and you are sure to find some that you will enjoy over again throughout the rest of your life.