Cinco De Mayo: Dinner

Cinco De Mayo seems to have become the American way to celebrate the Mexican culture, which is perfect for me because it gives me a great reason to relish in their delicious food! I would say Mexican food is one of my all time favorites, the colors are so bright and vibrate, the food tastes amazing and the drinks are not half bad either.

I decided to make a chicken fajita mix. I sauteed the red pepper and red onion, added a little pepper and salt to taste.

I cooked some black beans and grilled up the chicken. I seasoned the chicken with a little pepper, salt, cumin and lime juice. When the chicken was done cooking I sliced it into strips and then mixed in with the cooked peppers and onions. I also tossed the beans into the mix to make it an easy dish and serve meal. 

Guacamole has recently become a favorite of mine and it couldn't be easier to make. When making guacamole I always add everything to taste, so at times it will come out tasting slightly different, but always delicious. How much of the ingredients you add will depend on how many avocados you use. For this batch I used 1 avocado since that was all my husband and I needed. I cut the avocado into strips and placed in the bowl, I smashed it with a fork so there were still some lumps remaining (I think that is a secret to a really good guacamole, at least to me). I thinly chopped a little bit of red onion, squeezed the juice from 1/2 a lime, and added a good amount of salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper. Mix all together, if desired add a little chopped cilantro and some diced roma tomatoes to make it even better! Don't forget to test it out, a perk of being the cook!

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I also put out some fresh salsa that my father-in-law had made and we were ready to eat!

Dinner was served with corn tortillas and a fresh margarita!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!



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