Take-out Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo

My family loves any excuse for a party,

so we tend to celebrate any occasion that comes along…

Saturday we had family and friends {everyone was vaccinated}

over for a Kentucky Derby party on the patio

Red roses in a silver champagne bucket,

floppy hats and simple adult and kid friendly foods set on a buffet

Ham biscuits with Mustard Butter,

Beer Cheese & Sausage Fondue with Frito Scoops, baby carrots and celery

Red grapes, pineapple and watermelon chunks

Grilled Conecuh sausage with crackers and pepper jelly,

Chick Fil-A nuggets

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies and Mini Red Velvet cupcakes {Fresh Market}

or make your own here

Watermelon Cactus decoration

Today it’s time to think about the next holiday coming up tomorrow,

May 5th, Cinco de Mayo!

Here are a few festive dinner ideas

Set up a serve yourself Taco Soup Bar

or a Festive Fajita Bar

Taco Soup Bar

Chicken Fajita Salad Bowl is a baked tortilla bowl

full of grilled chicken, sauteed vegetables,

refried black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese

and served with a Creamy Corn Muffin

Chicken Fajita Salad Bowl with a Creamy Corn Muffin

Prepared queso takes these Queso topped Beef and Black Bean burritos

up to a new level

Queso Topped Burritos

Spanish Enchiladas are full of ham

instead of the usual ground beef or chicken,

and Manchego cheese gives them a wonderful flavor

Corn and tomatoes with green chiles give them even more flavor

Spanish Enchiladas

Fiesta Frito Pie has a “frito crust”

filled with taco seasoned ground beef, enchilada sauce

corn, sweet peppers and onion, and cheese

After baking, garnish pie

with chopped lettuce, tomato, avocado and sour cream

Fiesta Frito Pie

BBQ Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salad are tacos with an Asian twist

they are full of pulled BBQ pork

and topped with cashews, fresh pineapple,

cucumber, snow peas and lime crema

BBQ Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salad

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 💃🕺🏻🌮

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Friday with Friends

Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

27 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    The cactus centerpiece is so very clever and the pork tacos with pineapple salsa looks like a winner to me. Enjoy your party.

  2. Watermelon Cactus is phenomenal, Jenna. The taco with pineapple salsa looks droolworthy.
    Happy Cinco de Mayo to you and yours too!

  3. Rita C. says:

    Fantastic. You are a true entertainer!

  4. Kitty says:

    I like how your family parties, Jenna. That watermelon cactus is so fun!!

  5. What a fun Derby day! I love your outdoor TV!!!! Beautiful buffet and looks like fabulous food.

  6. Martha says:

    You always have such great party ideas!

    • Thanks Martha, the weather has been perfect for outdoor entertaining the past few weeks. We have big fans and a patio cover we use when it gets hot and propane heaters when it gets cold, so we can entertain outside most of the year

  7. The watermelon cactus is fabulous! Jenna, your bunch loves to party and you seem to handle it with ease. The Derby party looks wonderful and I love that you will add bought food to the mix. Looks like we are in for a stormy day, stay safe!

    • Thanks Pam, there are so many good things you can get from the stores these days, it makes entertaining a breeze…and I used a lot of disposable serving pieces for super easy clean up. Wild day yesterday, I hope you didn’t have any damage~

      • No damage, but lots of rain. I saw photos from all around Birmingham of flooding, hopefully none at your house.

      • I live in Vestavia and we got 8 inches! But luckily no problems and everybody was home by 3:30, but watching the news and seeing the flooding was incredible…did you see the film clip of the pick up truck pulling a wake boarder down Mt. Brook Pkwy? Wow!

  8. Taco soup looks delicious right now ! Fiesta!

  9. For whatever reason de Mayo reminds me of Fifth of Mayonaise! That taco soup does look delicious but so do the BBQ tacos and the fajita bowl. Yum!

  10. Loving that watermelon centerpiece. WOW! Now that’s creative. I want some of everything you have going on there girl. MERCY, you know you can throw a party. Your bunch like mine…we don’t need a reason to get together and eat! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Nancy says:

    Great ideas and that cactus centerpiece is adorable! I love seeing your entertainment and party ideas. You give us such fabulous inspiration. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  12. I’m all in for the taco bar! Enjoy Cinco de Mayo Jenna-have fun:@)

  13. Miz Helen says:

    I just love your Cinco de Mayo, lots of yummies! Hope you are having a great week.
    Miz Helen

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