Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo?
Prepare for the big day!
Cinco de Mayo is a cultural phenomenon. This joyous holiday is typically held during the first week of May, and the springtime events include carnivals, street fairs, and multi-day festivals across the U.S.
Even though it’s frequently misunderstood, it’s an opportunity to celebrate with great music and tasty food.
What’s the importance of Cinco de Mayo?
This holiday is widely seen as a celebration of Mexican cultural heritage for America’s growing Hispanic population.
Nowadays, Cinco de Mayo has really taken off in the U.S. People today celebrate with parades, parties, mariachi music, and delicious Mexican inspired food.
If the colors and flavors of Cinco de Mayo pique your interest, consider planning a party with all the elements to make this, the perfect holiday celebration.
What will you need for Cinco de Mayo?
It’s all about food! You cannot throw an excellent party without good food. What about some Mexican inspired dishes? From snacks & dips, platters, or even desserts and drinks, prepare a tasty salsa, side dishes (rice, beans, salads), and don’t forget taquitos. Everyone love taquitos, and we’re sure that our José Olé Chicken Taquitos or Beef Taquitos will satisfy the hunger of your guests.
Setup the perfect playlist, the decorations and party like there’s no mañana!
What if you want to party all night long?
True Story! It’s never too late to continue with the party but, the truth is that after a long day of celebration, maybe you’ll get hungry late at night or chances are that you’ll start fighting against a snack attack.
Here are some late night craving ideas to help you fight back:
When you’re craving something salty…
Prepare some microwave popcorn if you want something crunchy and salty, or get some veggies (like cucumber and avocado) and prepare a tasty guacamole. Replace chips or nachos with some diced cucumber. Cucumber and avocado are super filling.
If you decide to stick with the idea of the guacamole, save some calories by eating it with some crunchy baby carrots (like the cucumber mentioned above).
Nachos are always a sensational idea for late night cravings but if you want to avoid calories, replace tortillas with some thinly sliced raw zucchini and top them with an ounce of low-fat cheddar or Monterey cheese. Microwave them until the cheese melts, add some tomato, salsa verde, a little bit of pepper, guacamole, and enjoy!
Maybe these ideas seem indulgent but are actually healthy late night cravings.
When you’re craving something sweet…
Forget about baking! If you have a sweet tooth and you crave something sweet like cake or brownies, just get a coffee mug, microwave for 60 seconds and enjoy with a spoon.
This makes a delicious brownie for one in about a minute. 60 seconds on the microwave make a molten center brownie, and 75 seconds make a perfect brownie but be careful not to overcook.
Take a risk and place the chocolate of your choice in the center before you microwave, or even add a cookie. You’ll add an extra sweet flavor that will satisfy your sweet craving.
When you’re craving something icy…
Frozen yogurt and ice cream are other types of cravings that most people tend to have at midnight.
Put some bananas or berries in plastic bags and let them freeze. Mix these in a blender with some frozen yogurt (greek or the one of your choice) until they’re smooth and creamy. Add the toppings of your choice (peanut butter, honey, almonds, etc.) if you want more flavor.
Maybe this is a really healthy option and if you want some calories, replace the idea of frozen yogurt with real ice cream. Create your own perfect banana split with the toppings you love or make some ice cream sandwiches or cookies.
Cinco de Mayo is the perfect occasion to throw a real fiesta! Invite your friends, set the tone with authentic Mexican inspired props (sombreros, bigotes), choose the ideal music, and celebrate with delicious food. Our Taquitos, Burritos, and Chimis will please the hunger during this day. If you want some tasty snacks for Cinco de mayo, don’t hesitate to visit our recipe ideas and tips section!
Just Say Olé!