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Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2019

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!! We have a love hate relationship with Cinco de Mayo. Let me tell you why…

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11 years ago we had our first miscarriage on Cinco de Mayo. My best friend came over with food from her and her hubby and we renamed the day to Cinco de Stinko. haha! Years later I am still celebrating the life we created and the fun holiday that involves a good fiesta, mexican food, and margaritas.

For those that don’t know, Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. This victory was on May 5, 1862. The day is recognized in the United States as well as in Mexico.

On to our celebration today. If you have not figured it out, I am Hispanic on my mother’s side and have family from Spain and Mexico. I celebrate the heritage of all my ancestors and this is a fun holiday for sure. I am not so worried about the battle, but more about the amazing food which in Texas is either authentic Mexican cuisine or Tex-Mex!

Today my mother and I whipped up a fun day for my four, my niece, and my husband. A nice patio lunch with plenty of fun and festive. I linked several similar items to our tablescape, but picked most of my goodies up at Walmart and Dollar Tree because I am in East Texas and those are some of the biggest retailers here. Also, many of the platters and serving pieces are from Paul Michael Company.


We did a quick and easy menu. Tostadas that consisted of ground turkey and taco seasoning, brown rice mixed with drained black beans with a dash of salt and garlic, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa. Peach tea and lemonade for the littles and a Marco Especial for the adults! See below for recipe compliments of Boss!

Marco Especial…

  • 6oz of limeade in a can
  • 12oz of white tequila with agave
  • 12oz of triple sec
  • Combine in a blender
  • Fill blender with ice and mix
  • Salt glass and pour margarita
  • Top off with a splash of cointreau

***Note – this is a pretty stiff margarita, but is delicious and will quench that thirst.***

DIY streamer decor…

Buy plastic tablecloths in a solid color. Hang on rope or fishing line that you have tacked up. Cut pieces of the tablecloth in a streamer like fashion. Enjoy the color and movement of these fun props!

All right, I am off to relax, enjoy my family, and watch the Stars move on to the next round of playoffs. Hopefully!

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Hasta luego!


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