Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Let's have a party!

It's Cinco De Mayo!!! What better reason to have a party where we don't have to dye the Chicago River green?

Do you know the origin of Cinco De Mayo?

Most get this wrong. It isn't the Mexican Independence Day. That is September 16th. No, the 5th of May is in celebration of the victory of Mexican soldiers defeating the French forces in 1862. The Mexican soldiers were outnumbers 2 to 1 and they still defeated the French. The moral of this story? Never underestimate the underdog!

In celebration of the underdog, I'm having a fiesta tonight at my house. I thought, why not have a virtual fiesta here? So let's do it! Do you have a yummy recipe to share? I'm making fajitas for dinner and you're all invited! We'll be doing tequila shots (ooohhh Wendi Darlin??? Where are you?) and I'm sure it will get a little wild (stay off the tables, ladies and gents, until after dark so the neighbors don't talk).

I say we start off with a Mexican Coffee (recipe follows) as I know those are Jami Davenport's fav. This recipe leaves out the most important ingredient--TEQUILA! But you can add yours to taste... Here's to everyone here! Salud!!!

Makes 6 (1-cup) servings.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
3/4 cup ground dark roast coffee (regular or decaffeinated)
2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
6 cups water
1 cup milk
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Whipped cream (optional)

"At Any Cost", Siren Publishing
"Seek and Destroy", Siren Publishing

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Me? Uh uh! Tequila makes my clothes fall off and gives me a mean headache. Mix me up a vodka margarita or some sex on the beach and I'll be dancing on tables in no time. LOL

Wendi Darlin