Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Lori:
FYI #1:  Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is more celebrated in American than in Mexico?  I didn't either until I prepared a lesson about Mexico for Dr. Seuss Day!  You can read about this celebration at our elementary schoolhere.

FYI # 2:  Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise wasmanufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars ofthe condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to bethe next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise everdelivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to NewYork. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerlyawaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was sogreat, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they stillobserve to this day.The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, ofcourse, as Sinko de Mayo.

FYI #3:  The FYI #1 is TRUE; FYI #2 is FALSE, of course :).

Well, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I've decided to list all of our Mexican food recipes.  Maybe you will want to have a Mexican Fiesta on this special day.  We have several, but there's no recipe listed for rice.  In my opinion, the Lipton Rice and Sauce Spanish variety can't be beat - plus it's quick and easy.  Ole'!

Sibyl's Mexican Dish
Mexican Hot Dog
Ranch Style Refried Beans
Mexicali Crock Pot Chicken
Taco Soup (Weight Watchers)
Cherry Enchiladas
Bean Dip Appetizer
Cheese 'n Chicken Enchiladas
Restaurant Style Queso
Sopapilla Cheesecake
Mexican Casserole (by Donna)
Mexican Casserole (by Kim) These 2 are the same, but their ideas will be a little different.
Mexicali Chicken Casserole
Chicken Enchilada Soup


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