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Friday
May042012

Get your 'Derby hats on and your (margarita glass) bottoms up!

Dear readers,

Happy Friday to you all!  Tomorrow, May 5th, marks my most favorite holiday of the calendar year:  Cinco de Mayo!  And, while I'm not quite up to snuff on its significance or history, I will say that, in honor of whatever Cinco de Mayo represents, you can bet your ass that I will be partying - and eating - like a rock star.  And, speaking of partying, did you know that the Kentucky Derby *also* takes place tomorrow?  Whew, this is going to be one sloppy weekend!

Still trying to figure out your May 5th game plan?  Don't fret, because good ol' Grub Street came up with a list of awesome places to get your party on.  To 'Derby or to Cinco'?  Or to both?  That, my friends, is the million dollar question.

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The Kentucky Derby is cool and all, but Cinco de Mayo is my thing.  So, if you find yourself in need of some delicious Mexican-centric recipe ideas, then check out some of my personal favorites, below:

  • The WORLD'S most delicious - and easy-to-make - margarita:  Trust me when I say that this is the LAST margarita recipe that you will ever need.  Aside from the fact that it is seamless to make, it tastes fresh, tart, and goes down as smooth as water.  I warned you! 
  • Chile con queso (Tex-Mex cheese dip):  I can guarantee you that there will not be a single drop left of this delicious, Tex-Mex cheese dip.  It is an overwhelming crowd pleaser and always wins the contest for most popular appetizer (...or, in my case, meal).
  • Calabacitas:  This is, without a doubt, my favorite vegetable side dish.  It incorporates sauteed zucchini, onions, chile, and tomatoes; proving to be the ultimate savory, zesty accompaniment to any Mexican entree.
  • Fideo (Mexican spaghetti):  “Fideo” is a Mexican version of spaghetti with tomato sauce, which we typically eat as a side dish.  Warm, garlicky, and robust, everyone will fall in love with this unique twist on traditional pasta.

So get your 'Derby hats on and your margarita glass bottoms up!

~~~

Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle

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