Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 5- Cinco de Mayo Festivities

My husband and I have been married for exactly 18 months and it has been incredible! Each day I learn more and more about myself, my husband,  and what it means to truly love someone. It's even taught me more about what it means to follow Christ and be his bride. What a cool picture.

We're really lucky to have several married friends that we can hang out with as couples! My husband and I didn't double date much before we were married, but since our wedding we've seemed to connect with several other married couples that we can hang out with, laugh with, and encourage.

We had already made plans to host some of our friends over on Sunday for dinner, before we realized that it would be Cinco de Mayo. We're always looking for reasons to celebrate, so we decided to host a Mexican fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo Menu
Pinto Beans
Mexican Rice
Warm tortillas
Homemade guacamole
Homemade salsa
Roasted Mexican Vegetables
Carne Asada 
Apple Enchiladas ala mode 

Roasted Mexican Vegetables
1 yellow zucchini, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped into chunks
1-2 bell peppers
2 tomatoes, chopped into wedges
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 package of taco seasoning
4 tsp cumin
4 tbsp olive oil

In a ziplock bag, mix all ingredients so that the vegetables are coated. Bake at 375 for 25-35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 

Homemade Guacamole
2-3 avocados
1-2 tbsp sour cream
lemon juice, to taste
garlic salt, to taste
Mash avocados. Add sour cream and stir through. Season with lemon juice and garlic salt to taste. 

Homemade Salsa
6-8 medium or large tomatoes
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch cilantro
4-5 yellow chilies
2 small green chilies
1 small can tomato sauce
1 can (tomato can) water
salt to taste
Using a food processor, shred all ingredients. To ensure desired consistency, pulse separately and combine in a bowl. 

Carne Asada
Compliments of the husband of the century.

 Apple Enchiladas ala Mode
Compliments of the Hedrick Family.

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