Like so many others I have a lot of favorite foods. I hate bland foods and just love a lot of flavor. I try to have a variety of flavors to entertain mine and my man’s taste buds. One of my foods is Mexican cuisine; it’s not only full of flavor but can be spiced up with just the right heat. With Cinco De Mayo coming up, I’m going to make this day hot, hot, hot!!
Yesterday at work, my coworker and I were talking about ways to make our Cinco de Mayo party more. My contribution, well one of them, was to dress for dinner according to the menu. Of course, my menu would consist of Mexican cuisine and a spicy little costume!
The menu, what should it be? What would be fun but not so hot our night would be spent in pain…if you know what I mean? I think going with one of our favorites a bit on the milder side and adding a little heat on my own would be the best idea.
Cinco De Mayo Menu
My Famous Nachos …ok, famous in my house!
1 lb Ground Beef (cooked according to taco seasoning packet)
1 jar Nacho Cheese
2 cups Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
1 cup Chunky Salsa
1 medium Tomato (Chop while nachos are heating in the oven.)
1 cup Lettuce (Chop while nachos are heating in the oven.)
1 small Jalapeño (Chop while nachos are heating in the oven. Don’t forget those seeds are hot!)
1 small Habanero (Chop while nachos are heating in the oven. Don’t forget those seeds are hot!)
Guacamole (Pre-made or make it yourself!)
Oh and, Mexican music softly playing to help set the mood….a few Margaritas wouldn’t hurt either!
Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Layers (In this order and in a large pan)
Mexican Blend Cheese
Spread Nacho Chips in a large pan.
Place meat mixture in the oven. Heat about 5 minutes and place the pan of nachos in the oven. Heat another 5 minutes. (Adjust time if needed for the cheese to be melted and the nachos to be just starting to brown.
Now, I know in my house when I throw this dish together, I’m a favorite! Making this wearing a costume that fits the cuisine…
Well, I’m thinking I’m on They Cinco de Mayo Menu too… dessert.
What are your plans for Cinco De Mayo? Have you ever thought of making it hot as a habanero?