Happy Cinco de Mayo, guys! This is always a fun holiday for me and my mixed Mexican family, a day for spending time together and cooking, and generally drinking. I have the Patron on hand!
For those of you who aren't from here in the States or Mexico, or for those of you who don't know the meaning of Cinco De Mayo, this day celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French during the Franco-Mexican War. While it is primarily celebrated in Puebla, here in in the US it's more of a day to celebrate Mexican culture.
Having been with a second generation Mexican man for the last ten years, it's a time for us to go to his father's house and spend time with him, his five sisters and their kids, and whatever random cousins show up. Depending on what day it falls on depends on how big we go. Since today is Tuesday, we may go over and have a few beers and talk and laugh for hours.
To start this post, here is the 100 Years of Mexican Beauty video.
Now that you know what Cinco de Mayo is, now for the fun stuff: the food!
One of my favorite meals that they make on holidays at my boyfriend's dad's house is pozole.
Doesn't that look delicious?
And what's better is it's really easy to make.
While I don't eat cilantro on mine, I like to have avocado, lime squeezed in, and I eat it with tostada shells.
It's a complete meal in itself with chicken and hominy being the stars of the show.
Word of warning: don't get it on your clothes! When my sister in law makes it, the broth will stain your clothes red and it's almost impossible to get out!
Do you and your family celebrate? If you do, what do you do?
Have a happy and safe Cinco de Mayo!