May has arrived which means today is the first day of BEDM 2015. That is Blog Every Day in May. I’m hoping that I get ahead of the curve and I manage to blog every day in May. Some days I’ll have the prompts from Elizabeth’s blog. Other days I’ll be back on the normal plan.
Cinco de Mayo
So today is Cinco de Mayo and my nerdy history loving self went to Google what it is. Also I went to Google it because although I have heard of it I don’t actually know what it’s all about.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
Mexican Americans also often see the day as a source of pride; one way they can honor their ethnicity is to celebrate this day. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day —the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.
Prior to marrying Chris I was pretty unadventurous when it came to food. I think the only time I openly tried something very different was when I was dared to try calamari at a Kids Group Leaders Meal Out. Two of the lads were trying to dare each other to have the wackiest combination from the buffet so I chucked in calamari with my choices given that they wouldn’t go near the calamari. Personally I didn’t like it, it was like rubber bands (I’m told that means it was over cooked!)
Over the years I’ve broaden my horizons a bit. I’ll now eat Korma and other mild curries but also will happily eat Mexican food as long as it’s not too spicy.
Part of this is how Fridays have become “Fajita Friday” in our house. We get a frozen mix bag from the supermarket which has chicken, onion, peppers and some other bits. I then add extra vegetables depending on what’s in our veggie box that week. A couple of times I’ve also attempted Guacamole which was edible but not right at least twice when I’ve made it. We also have cheesy nachos which are soooo yummy. I do cheat with a jar of salsa though…..
I tend to have a lot of sour cream on mine other wise they can be a little spicy or the other option is that the boys have the fajita mix, I then chuck together some version of fajita mix without the spices.
I have found that it can be a messy affair. How do you stop all the vegetable/meat juice/sour cream combination leaking out and running down your hands??
Either way, enjoy Cinco de Mayo!