A Party Day Is On Its Way!
It doesn't matter what nationality you are Cinco De Mayo is a great reason (ahem... excuse?) to celebrate. Like we need a reason to party. But, as long as we have a reason and it's a good one, let's do it.
The reason Cinco De Mayo is celebrated is that: Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
And because anytime we see someone doing a victory dance we just can't help ourselves but to join in (those victory dances are addictive), we have decided to put Jalapenos, Refried Beans, TVP Beef and Taco Mix all on sale (for a limited time only of course, which means now is a good time to shop).
This is a killer combo to have on sale because you'll easily be able to make all your favorite Mexican dishes. Whether they be; tacos, burritos, chimichangas, taco salads, nachos, fajita's, tostadas or margaritas (ok, for the margaritas you may need a few extra ingredients) you'll be set in style and ready to make it happen. Once your order arrives just get your favorite tortillas, some cheese, salsa and any spices you don't have and you're good to go.
Cinco De Mayo is a time to be shared with friends so make sure to plan early because lots of people get their schedule booked up pretty quickly on this happy holiday.
Then after Cinco De Mayo is over your benefits from the festivities don't stop there. The next day's killer breakfast burritos could definitely be in order. Take the leftovers, scramble them with eggs and put it into a slightly warmed big tortilla or two, cover it with salsa, sour cream or any topping you like and you've got a fantastic breakfast that took just a couple minutes and only used one pan, so cleanup is nothing. If you would like a different breakfast then taking a super tasty beef TVP burrito for lunch is a great way to have a quick and easy lunch that you'll really enjoy.
Another way to do it is to make your lunch with a couple tortillas, some chopped onions, red bell peppers, lettuce, cheese and any of your favorite taco ingredients. Put them into small containers or pre-mix them all in one. Pre-make your TVP Taco mix and put that into a separate microwaveable container and heat that part of lunch. Have a container of salsa or your favorite condiment and bingo, you have a great taco feast for lunch the day after.
It doesn't matter whether you even own a sombrero or have any plans on smashing a piñata, Cinco De Mayo is just a really fun holiday and a great way to enjoy yourself with friends. Just one word to the wise. The rule of thumb is, spend more on food than your do on tequila and you'll actually remember that you had fun.
Enjoy the holiday!
- Media Contributor