The weather is warming and people are looking for reasons to celebrate. Every year on May 5th Americans celebrate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. A battle that we were not involved in, but nonetheless we use this date as an excuse to celebrate Mexican-American culture. And a truly great culture it is.
Our friends threw a Cinco de Mayo party this past Friday and I did not feel like arriving empty handed so I brought some fun things to up-the-celebration-annie, as it were.
First on my list, I could literally eat a whole batch of Mexican Street Corn Dip by myself. No chips involved. I’ve never made it myself, my mother-in-law has dibs on that front, but I decided to try my hand at it this weekend. Results Below:
As for the Empanadas. This particular dish is not exactly Mexican… so don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s definitely South and Latin American as opposed to Mexican. But I had a craving and I just needed any excuse I could find to get these pockets of yum in my tummy.
My college roommate and I took a trip to New York in 2014 and found the most amazing empanadas that we still rave about to this day. So, these are not those, but they are close. Delicious hot pockets of Mexican flavors. Easy and tasty. I recommend them. They were the most popular dish at the party.
Last but not least I thought I needed to dress a little more festively than usual. So, I added a few brightly colored tissue paper flowers to a spare strip of craft leather for a homemade piñata flower crown. No mo siesta’s, it’s time to fiesta!
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