Monday, April 30, 2012

Cinco de Mayo!

Time to get your celebration on because it's almost Cinco de Mayo!

According to 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 (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

So let's celebrate! Pick your favorite festive Rick Bayless party dish from any of his cookbooks or online and post it on May 5th or anytime by Sunday, May 6th to join in the Cinco de Mayo fun!

Don't forget to link up with Mr. Linky below so that we can all see your fabulous creation. Please remember to leave a comment after linking up so that we're sure to see your post as soon as it goes up.

If you're new to IHCC, please see our WELCOME post for all of the details to join in the fun!

And, if you happened to miss last week's From the Earth roundup, take a minute to check out all of the fabulous earth-inspired dishes everyone made. 

How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?!? 

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Cinco de Mayo with Rick* Participants
1. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Salsa and Cheese Sopes
2. Michelle - bacon & tomato guacamole
3. Karen (Karen Cooks) - Queso Fundido
4. Pork Tinga
5. Natashya - Bacon-Flavoured Gorditas with Roasted Poblano Guacamole
6. Leslie - Sopa Azteca (Tortilla Soup)
7. Deb in Hawaii--Agua Fresca Veraniega & Roasted Garlic Guacamole
8. Simple-Baking
9. Heather - Blood Orange Margaritas
10. Julie ~ Tequila Infused Queso Fundido
11. Kim-Tropical Margaritas
12. Debbie@The Friday Friends--Mexican Eggs
13. JamieK - Crispy Chicken Tacos

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Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

I'm ready this week with a fun appetizer for Cinco de Mayo -- Sopes, these were yummy and my whole family enjoyed them which doesn't happen too often :)

NKP said...

Woot! I am ready to party!

Karen said...

Party time - there may be a margarita in my future :)

Kim said...

I've always wanted to do a special post for Cinco de Mayo. Hopefully I can get my act together and actually post on 5/5. We'll see! Love the post, Deb!

Heather S-G said...

There ARE margaritas in my future! ;)

Michelle B said...

Bacon & Tomato Guacamole this week. It's like a BLT on chips.

GlorV1 said...

I too see Margaritas in the very near future. I'm making my list of things to buy.

Carla and Michael said...

Woo Hoo. Cinco De Mayo came early for us. Wonder what else I can make for this Saturday for the real celebration.

NKP said...

I am so loving learning Mexican cuisine with you guys! My Bacon-Flavoured Gorditas with Roasted Poblano Guacamole and Chunky Tomato Salsa on the side is up!

Leslie Harris said...

Serving up a bowl of festive Sopa Azteca (Tortilla Soup) at my place!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Had to celebrate with Roasted Garlic Guacamole and fruity and refreshing Agua Fresca Veraniega (aka Rick's Favorite Summer Soft Drink). Both are fabulous. ;-)

Unknown said...

Have some drumsticks with tomato serrano sauce at my place :D

Heather S-G said...

Blood Orange Margaritas at my place - hurry before they disappear! =)

Julie E said...

I'm so excited for my first IHCC entry! So happy to have found you all.

Kim said...

Frozen tropical margaritas at my place. Very tasty!

Debbie said...

Mexican Scrambled Eggs for the day after all those margaritas!!

Kim said...

Natashya - Those bacon gorditas are positively mouth-watering. I'd love to crunch into a few of those!

Jamie K said...

Forgot to leave a comment yesterday that my post was up! On to next week's adventure!

NKP said...

Thanks Kim! They were really tasty - and lots of fun to make!
We had lots of the salsa left over, and since so many people paired mac and cheese with salsas the other week - I made some mac and cheese and some jalapeno sausages and served them with the leftover salsa the next day. So happy to have had that inspiration from our I♥CC peeps!