Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cinco de Mayo!

Who doesn't love a great plate of nachos? or some spicy enchiladas?  May 5, Cinco de Mayo in the Mexican calendar, gave us a great opportunity to indulge in some of our favorite foods and celebrate a bit of Sophie's heritage!

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.

Here in Sarasota at Villa Vitale, we had a rousing dinner of make your own nachos (it was quite funny to see Sophie's loaded with her beloved jalapeno peppers with cousin Andie cringing beside her at the mere thought of a leetle peppah!  Kim whipped up some queso with a tang and Sophie's enchilada pie was a great hit!  Our version of margaritas was ice cold Simply Limemade and Pineapple empanadas finished off our multi-cultural celebration.


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