Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo and the "chip zone"

I LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it every single day. A great day would be one that starts with a breakfast burrito or huevos rancheros for breakfast, beef tacos for lunch and chicken enchiladas for dinner. Tortilla chips and guacomole are a given. I adore tortilla chips. Sometime I get into the "chip zone" and I never stop eating them. Like EVER. And then the next thing I know I'm a gazillion Weight Watcher points over my limit and the entire bag is gone.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo I created an inspiration board filled with photos and recipes that have been featured on Eat Drink Pretty. Here are some menu and decor ideas if you are hosting a Cinco De Mayo party this evening or weekend.

Menu

Strawberry Thyme Agua Fresca
Margaritas (homemade, of course...yeah you have to squeeze a ton of limes but it is so worth it)
Slow-cooker pulled pork tacos
Garlic and sun-dried tomato corn muffins (add a dollup of sour cream and top with cilantro)
Chips and guacomole
Tres Leches cake

Decor

A bunch of colorful flowers filled in vibrant vases
Papel picado (here is a great tutorial on how to DIY your own from The Sweetest Occasion)

Guess what?  I am going on vacation.  Again. Remember my recent Colorado trip?  Well this Saturday I will be heading south to spend some quality time with my family on the beach (Florida!).  More info on that tomorrow! 

Do you have any fun plans for the evening? How about this upcoming weekend?

12 comments:

  1. I love Mexican food too! I wish I could celebrate Cinco de Mayo by eating a ton of chips and guac, but then I wouldn't fit into my bathing suit in Florida. So excited for vacation!

    Katie

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  2. Delicious...I could eat guacamole all day long!! Posted this on my FB page. Have fun on vacay

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  3. I love love Mexican food...you and I could totally eat it for every meal every day! I can't wait for dinner club tonight with 2 of my favorite people!!! Sorry I didn't think about planning a mexican menu, not sure where my brain was...see you and Kristin tonight!!

    Libby

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  4. Mexican food is also one of my favorites. All of your recipes look awesome. I'm looking forward to celebrating my mom this weekend! In fact, maybe I'll make a Mexican Mother's Day dinner, since she loves it so much, too!

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  5. I love Mexican as well and I make a mean guac! Tonight I have dinner club plans with 2 lovely ladies. Tomorrow is my hubby's birthday, so we will be celebrating this weekend. Have fun on your vacation!

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  6. I'm glad i'm not the only one who gets stuffed on chips & salsa (guacomole...and perhaps queso too)!

    I adore your blog Jenna!

    eshebystephanie.blogspot.com

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  7. I know that zone VERY well!! Happy cinco de mayo pretty lady!

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  8. Wow- first time and I love your blog- consider chorizo potatoes with poached eggs on top- Mexican Benedict - one of my favorites !

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  9. I'm celebrating tomorrow instead!

    By the way--have you heard that my 1st novel is being released on Amazon.com tomorrow?! Check it out on my blog! Have a wonderful Cinco De Mayo honey! Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  10. This looks amazing! I love mexican food and can eat guacamole all day long.

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  11. I am right there with you! I could eat Mexican food all day every day! I know I would be about 10 pounds lighter if it wasn't for margaritas and mexican food.

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