Holidays, Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow!  It’s such a fun and festive way to celebrate Spring and indulge in your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes

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Just in case you don’t have anything planned, I rounded up some of my favorite recipes and tabletops to give you some last minute ideas

Mexican centerpiece thepaintedapron.com

You can probably make a Centerpiece from things that are right in your pantry! Pull out some colorful cans and add a bowl of tomatoes, or any fresh vegetables, onions, garlic.  Color is key here, wacky and tacky!

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Why not start with Fiesta Corn Dip,  and serve it with a Grande of salsa and a sombrero full of tortilla chips!

taco soup thepaintedapron.com

I posted this recipe for Taco Soup not too long ago.  It is literally made by browning some beef and opening  a few cans and letting it hang out in the slow cooker all day~

taco soup bar 1 thepaintedapron.com

Just set up a Buffet with grated cheese, sour cream and other toppings and let everyone help themselves

sunflower table thepaintedapron.com

 

Sunflowers are a great way to get a lot of impact, they always make any space a fiesta!  Stick them in some painted wine bottles for a rustic look~

painted wine bottles thepainteapron.com

Not Guilty Quesadillas are a wonderfully satisfying dish, full of beans and veggies, no one will miss the meat~

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Two of my go to dinners when I’m short on time are Baked Tacos

baked tacos thepaintedapron.com

and Fajitas.  The great thing about fajitas is that everyone can make their own, just set up a colorful spread and let everyone create their plate~

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You can also whip up a Fajita Pizza with some left over steak or rotisserie chicken, a pre-made pizza crust and some chopped veggies from the deli

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My very favorite Mexican dish is Enchiladas and I have 3 delicious versions,

Secret Chicken Enchiladas

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Tacoladas

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Chicken and Vegetable Stuffed Enchiladas

chicken and veggie enchiladas thepaintedapron.com

Dessert? No problem, how about some Sombrero cookies

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These are easy to whip up using premade sugar cookie dough, frosting in a can, candy and sprinkles

sombrero cookies thepaintedapron.com

Now, don’t you feel like having a party!

for recipes, just click on the highlighted green title

To see a complete Fiesta click here

to see more of the tables pictured in this post click on the links below:

Cinco de Mayo table

Sunflower table

Warming up with Tex-Mex

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

It’s Overflowing

Uncommon Designs

Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Charm

A Stroll Thru Life

The Scoop

The Gunny Sack

Memories by the Mile

 

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17 Responses to “Holidays, Cinco de Mayo!”
  1. Mary says:

    Everything looks Muy Bueno Jenna, and you’re so right about sunflowers looking like a fiesta. I love your upcycled wine bottle vases and the chips served in the sombrero! Happy Cuatro de Mayo to you 🙂

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  2. It all looks so good!
    I love the wine bottle “vases” with sunflowers.

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  3. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Lovin’ your pretty plates in the first pic Jenna! I’m dedicated to finding a festive, colorful tablecloth for next year, I think the search will be fun! Happy Cinco de Mayo:@)

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  4. I think I want to come to your house for Cinco de Mayo. I think we are doing ours today. Everything here looks so festive and tasty.

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  5. Candy S says:

    Jenna, I love, love, love! This is a treasure trove of recipes and inspiration. I just pinned away from your Pinterest Fiesta board. I especially love the first Fiesta table – tons of inspiration there! I was going to go lazy and just use the pictures from last years Cinco De Mayo party. My son’s birthday is May fifth so I like to celebrate his B day with a Fiesta. Because we just had our family Easter last weekend (so all of the children could come) we will not have our Fiesta until next Sunday and combine Mothers Day and the Fiesta together. Have a wonderful week…..Candy

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  6. hollybertone says:

    Hi Jenna – Happy Cinco de Mayo! Love all of your decorations, my favorite is the tortilla chips in the sombrero – very creative! My family is boarding a plane right now so we should be at your house in several hours to start the celebrations. Hold the margaritas for us! Hugs, Holly

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  7. lulu says:

    We are about to sit down with a strawberry/jalapeno margarita and some chips and queso. I think Cinco de Mayo is bigger here than in Mexico. That’s OK with me!

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  8. Nancy says:

    Jenna, what a fiesta! Everything looks just sensational and delicious too!

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  9. Ann k says:

    So many great ideas and recipes! A one stop shop for all things fiesta!! Great post! Still love that table at the top!! And always partial to sunflowers!

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  10. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    The tablescape is gorgeous and the food looks amazing. Wish I had been there. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  11. Kim says:

    What a load of deliciousness! Thanks for sharing these recipes again and the ideas for serving. You’re very inspiring for anyone ready to throw a party. 🙂

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  12. I hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo! Mine was OK. I fixed soft tacos that were pretty good. No margaritas, though. The cost of limes is SO CRAZY right now!!! I think they were “on sale” for $1.50 each. That’s nuts!!!!!!! There’s no way that was gonna happen!!!

    I just pinned the taco soup recipe. That sounds really good. The guilt-free quesadillas are lookin’ pretty tasty, too. If something can be delicious without the guilt, I’m all for it!

    Have a happy Mother’s Day, my dear!

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