Friday, May 2, 2008

Cinco De Mayo

~Per Wikipedia Cinco de Mayo= (Spanish for "5th of May") is primarily a regional and not an obligatory federal holiday in Mexico. The holiday commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day; Mexico's Independence Day is actually September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish), which is the most important national patriotic holiday in.

Per Urban Dictionary Cinco De Mayo= A beer-fest that occurs on May 5 of the year, with lots of tequila and margaritas.

This year I am going with the Urban Dictionary version of Cinco De Mayo. The last couple of days I have been planning a part-hay for my husband's management team. There will be 19 of us drinking Cherry Blossom Sling Margaritas.

We will be feasting on homemade salsa, chili con carne con queso (emeril's recipe), black and pinto beans simmered in corona with peppers (my recipe), chicken and cheese quesadillas cooked on the BGE, churros dipped in mexican caramel fondue, pineapple dipped in mexican hot chocolate fondue, and fruit salsa with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, of course pitchers of cherry blossom sling margaritas and arnold palmer's.

I have been taking pictures and will post when this part-hay comes to an end.



Lora said...

We have been in San Miguel, Mexico one year for Independence Day, Sept 16th. WHAT A CELEBRATION! They put us to shame and it was such a family day! A wonderful and memorable trip! Hope your celebration was just as great!

Leah said...

Ooooh. It's 2am and I'm just home from a Cinco de Mayo party I co-hosted with a friend. We had albondigas, an amazing romaine salad, pork chile verde enchiladas, and pinto beans. Tons of margs later, I am on my couch watching t'voed Oprah trying to avoid the bedspins!!! Tomorrow's gonna be ugly.

Ann Miller said...

could you make the party for 20? i want to know your black bean recipe. my husband has decided legumes are the way to a long and healthy life...okay??? i thought, as a gift for cinco de mayo, i might entertain that idea!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Mmmm.. that sounds delicious! Maybye we'll have to do that up here around my birthday- fiesta! Ole!

k said... much fun!!! I always forget to celebrate that fun holiday. I hope you had a good crowd and can't wait to see your photos!