Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo one day early with some delicious homemade tostadas!
I used the recipe from Pearl Handcuffs and Happy Hour, but I substituted ground beef instead of chicken. And I used salsa instead of Taco Seasoning (because I didn't have any) but they were still SO good!
Nigel thought it looked good!

And because I know you all like to be the smarty pants of the group, here are some fun facts about Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo Fun Factoids!

  • Americans on this holiday alone are expected to consume more than 70 million pounds of avocados, according to the California Avocado Commission
  • Although Mexican immigrants observed Cinco de Mayo here as far back as the 1860s, some researchers have traced the first recognized festival to a group of California college students searching for a meaningful way to celebrate their Mexican heritage in the 1960s. 
    • Thanks to commercialism, some say Cinco de Mayo since has gone the way of St. Patrick’s Day (Fine by me!) and become nothing more than an excuse to party. 
    • Cinco de Mayo is often confused with another Mexican holiday with more cachet south of the border: Dieciséis de Septiembre, which celebrates Independence Day.
    • Conventional wisdom has it that US marketers had a clever hand in catapulting to popularity Cinco de Mayo, partly because it just rolls off the tongue even if you speak no Spanish. Now try saying Dieciséis de Septiembre.
    • Fiesta Broadway, held in downtown Los Angeles, is considered the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration not just in the United States but also around the globe. 

    • In Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix, the festival’s main attraction consists of dog races featuring 150 Chihuahuas and the coronation of a Chihuahua king and queen. Ay ay ay!
    Also, how cute are these margarita cupcakes?!

    I'm looking forward to a Skinny Girl Margarita tonight!!! I hope you all have a great Cinco!


    Emily said...

    Your post only increased my need of a margarita and because I didn't want to mess with making margarita cupcakes (though they sound delicous!), I got a margarita swirl sno cone. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

    Ohh yummers, seriously that tostada looks great!