I love any excuse for a party and Cinco de Mayo is a slam dunk. All you need is bright colored flowers, my Can-Can Salsa, chips, and a fabulous margarita (blackberry anyone?) - add a piñata and the kids will be in heaven. Make this a part of your regular Tuesday Taco night and every Tuesday can be Cinco de Mayo. It doesn't take a lot to make a party - just the right attitude and a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are mine ::
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 can El Pato Salsa de Chili Fresco
Mix all ingredients together. Let sit at least one hour. Serve with chips.
2 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup tequila
1/4 cup chambord
the juice of one lime
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass and dip in salt. Fill with ice and pour one quarter of the blackberry margarita over ice. Repeat with the other three glasses and serve. If you prefer a blended margarita, blend all ingredients first then add two handfuls of ice. Blend and serve.