Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO

Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico.


So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers fought the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862.


That's why Cinco de Mayo is such a party -- a party that celebrates freedom and liberty. There are two ideals which Mexicans and Americans have fought shoulder to shoulder to protect, ever since the 5th of May, 1862.


Here are some yummy recipes to celebrate Cinco De Mayo as well as FREE printables!

Chicken Tostadas with Black Beans and Sweet Corn
   Recipe available here

Guacamole Autentico














Recipe available here.




Margarita with Agave Nectar

















Recipe available here.




Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce
(photo by: Amy Neunsinger)













Recipe available here.





Hosting a Cinco de Mayo party? Click below on the link to download these FREE Printables from Savvy Selebrations. VIVA! el CINCO DE MAYO!!
 

Download here

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