What is Cinco de Mayo, except for a great excuse we use in America to enjoy our favorite Mexican foods?! Well, I decided to look it up, and found this info on latinamericanhistory.about.com:
Literally "the Fifth of May," Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. In 1861, France sent a massive army to invade Mexico, as they wanted to collect on some war debts. The French army was much larger, better trained and equipped than the Mexicans struggling to defend the road to Mexico City. It rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla, where the Mexicans made a valiant stand, and, against all logic, won a huge victory. It was short-lived, as the French army regrouped and continued; eventually taking Mexico City, but the euphoria of an unlikely victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth.
While it's good to know this snapshot of history, I'm still using Cinco de Mayo as a reason to enjoy some of my favorite Mexican foods! No shopping list this week--just lots of great recipes to choose from.
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Pulled Pork Tostadas
Fish Tacos with Spicy Citrus Dressing
Spicy Taco Burgers
Mexican Pot Roast Tacos with Simple Salsa and Guacamole