Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Week of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo in Texas is a big deal.  Twist our arms, we'll celebrate with our Sister to the South.  Pretty much any reason to eat Tex Mex goes to the top of the radar.   On the 5th of the May, it's usually were you find me.  Really...on the 4th of May you'll find me there...and the 3rd...and the 2nd.  (And this from one of the few people in Texas who won't say it's their favorite 'kind' of food).   Here's the trick to good Mexican food....I've learned in my travels...never...never...never eat Mexican food away from a border state.  I was waiting for my friend to get off work when I went to visit her in Kansas...the other gals and I decided to grab some Mexican food for dinner....they brought out the traditional meal starter-chips and dip...except...the dip came in a ketchup squeeze bottle.  We tossed a tip on the table and high tailed it out of there.  I know a bad idea when I meet a squirt bottle.  I'm sure every location has it's dish...and feels the same. I love eating local and figuring out how :insert local food here: is supposed to taste:.  I'd want to eat local if I visited :your: state...and if :you: came here, I'd insist you try the Mexican.    So, from a native Texan, until you come for a visit, here are some recipes and projects.  All the links, inspiration etc are attached to each link when you open them. 
1.  Margarita Cupcakes (one of my very favorite cupcake recipes, click on the words for the complete recipe and how to)

2.  Crockpot Tamales (sooooo good)

3.  Tissue Flowers

4.  Homemade Salsa
5.  Taco Soup
6.  Easy Empanadas
7.  Churros
8.  Churro Cupcakes

9.  Personalized Tortillas

10.  Margaritta Bath Set

11.  How to Make a Pinata
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Jami said...

I CAN NOT WAIT until Friday to see the recipe for Churro Cupcakes...really...
Might have to go ahead and give those margarita cupcakes a try...they look DELICIOUS!!

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by and share it at the Tuesday To Do party this week!

Have a great week! Vaya Con Dios!


Jewels said...

I can't wait for your next posts...I am DEFINITELY gonna try the Margarita Cupcakes...YUM! TFS.

Deb said...

Yeah Cindo de celebrating...

Holiday Snob said...

Fun! Thanks for sharing! I really want to eat the Churro cupcake! Stopping by from Today's Creative Blog

MessyMissy said...

Wow, really great ideas!! Very inspiring!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here's the link:

Sally @ Dont Wake the Kids said...

Everything looks so yummy!

Angie said...

Such GREAT ideas! Thanks for sharing! Visiting you from Tip Junkie

Lindsay said...

Oh I really like the idea of the margarita cupcake! I completely forgot that Cinco De Mayo was coming thank you for reminding me :)

Delighted Momma

Krysti said...

I soooo know what you mean about NOT eating Mexican Food in a non-border state. I live in California and we have FANTASTIC Mexican Food on every other corner. But, my inlaws live in Idaho. When we went for a visit they took us out to eat Mexican Food. All I can say is EEEEWWWWW. said...

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Jenna @ Copy Cat Corner said...

mmmm...margarita cupcakes, since I don't drink that sounds delis!

Brandy J. said...

Such fun, fun ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Jami said...

Thanks for linking your yummy recipe up at the Tuesday To Do party! Hope to see you back next week!
PS...the Pretty Packages Party starts tomorrow.

Lolly Jane said...

Oh that stuff is too cute! The cupcakes are so clever and oh, the bath set is just adorable! Very creative :) We would ♥ for you to show this off at our link party!

Lolly Jane

Jenn Erickson said...

So many yummy Cinco de Mayo recipes!!! I'm feeling very inspired. On my way to check out the margarita cupcakes and crockpot tamales...

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...


I am pinning the ABC tortilla idea...

Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice Thursday...Hope to see you back again this week!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Oh, how I miss Texas!!
Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again this week! :)
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}