May 4, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow! Here are a few recipes that are definitely worth trying!

 Chicken Taco Meat 

This recipe makes enough for a large party so if your just making this for a small family you can freeze the extra meat to use at a later time! You can also, put the chicken and sauce in a mixer once it is fully cooked and make shredded chicken! It would be great for tacos, enchiladas & quesadillas as well!


2 tbsp olive oil
6 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp cumin
14 oz can tomato sauce


In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat until hot. Add the chicken in batches and cook, browning, a couple minutes per side; remove the chicken to a plate using a slotted spoon. Add the garlic and onions to the skillet and cook briefly. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt to taste. Pour in the tomato sauce and 2 cups water to create a broth. Add the chicken back to the skillet. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the broth is reduced by half.

Let cool, divide among 4 freezer bags and freeze.

Recipe via Ree Drummond

Corn and Yellow Rice Casserole


1 (5 oz.) pkg. yellow rice, cooked as directed
1 stick butter, melted
1 (12 oz.) can Mexicorn, undrained
1 can celery soup
1 1/2 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded


Mix ingredients, cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncovered.

Recipe via

*When I made this I couldn't find a can of Mexicorn at the store and I didn't have any bell peppers on hand so I just used a can of whole kernel corn and added a small jar of pimentos. I was really pleased with how it turned out!

Chips and cheese dip are just store bought


Lots of ice (about 1 to 2 cups ice cubes)
8 to 10 fresh ripe strawberries
4 ounces good-quality tequila
1 1/2 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
Simple Syrup, optional
Coarse salt or sugar, for rimming the glass
Whole fresh strawberries, garnish
Lime slices garnish


Prepare the strawberries. Fill the blender half way with ice. Add strawberries, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Simple syrup can be added if you like a sweeter taste. Prepare your glasses by rubbing a lime wedge on the rim of the glass and then dipping the glass in the salt or sugar. Pour your margarita and garnish with strawberry and/or lime. If you are not a tequila fan, you can substitute the tequila with rum and make a daiquiri! Enjoy! (FYI The Dollar Tree has margarita glasses! That's where mine are from!)

Place mats can be found here, mixer here, and blender here!

I hope everyone has a great Cinco de Mayo! 

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