On May 5 in 1862 Texas born General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French occupied Army in Puebla de Los Angeles a small town in east central Mexico. Puebla de Los Angeles was later renamed after the General who died of Typhoid fever a few months after his victory.
Throughout the year we often visit Detroit’s Mexican Town. We love the authentic bakeries and quaint restaurants. We each have our own favorite establishments and try to visit a different one on each trip. However, celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Mexican Town can be extremely crowded, loud and congested with traffic jams so this year we’re celebrating at home. I’ve selected authentic fun decorations and games to make our home festive and versions of our favorite recipes I can make at home. The boys’ enjoy nachos and request that I cook them no less than one time weekly. Making nacho’s is one of the easiest foods I know to make. Requiring very little time and using just about any meat or vegetable. I love to experiment with different meats and vegetables when making nachos.This year my plan is to make Turkey Nachos from Ingrid Hoffman’s new cook book, “Latin D’ Lite” Listed below are fun and EASY Cinco de Mayo activities and recipes you can do at home.
Fun Cinco de Mayo Activities
1. Get Green, Red & White Baloons and permanent markers
2. Print this PDF then use a craft knife to cut along the dotted line to get the stencil ready.
3. Inflate the balloons (with helium if possible) and attach a string to each
4. Place one stencil on each balloon with double-sided-tape and color in the openings with permanent marker
5. Tie each string of the balloon to a Coca Cola can or bottle filled with water or grains then place the balloons wherever you like
Turkey Nacho’s Recipe
|Turkey Nachos from Ingrid Hoffman’s new cookbook “Latin D’ Lite”|
Makes 4 servings
pico de gallo:
4 small ripe tomatoes,
1 small white onion,
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
½ cup packed cilantro leaves, chopped
¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground lean turkey breast
1½ teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon sweet paprika
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
1∕8 teaspoon salt
¼ cup water
4 8- to 10-inch whole-wheat or whole-grain tortillas, each cut into 6 wedges
1 8-ounce bag shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup ripe black olives, sliced
1 Hass avocado, peeled, halved, pitted, and diced
low-fat sour cream or nonfat plain Greek yogurt (optional)
2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped (½ cup)
1.To make the pico de gallo, combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and oil together in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
2. For the filling, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and the chili power, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, and salt. Cook, stirring often, breaking up the turkey with the side of a spoon, until the turkey begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the turkey is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
3.Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with aluminum foil.
4.Spread the tortilla wedges on the baking sheets and spray with the nonstick spray. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven.
5.Spray a large, shallow baking dish with nonstick spray. Spread half of the tortilla wedges in the baking dish, and top with half of the cheese, half of the turkey mixture, half of the beans, and half of the olives. Top with remaining tortilla wedges, and repeat with the remaining cheese, turkey mixture, beans, and olives. Bake until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
6.Remove from oven and sprinkle with half of the pico de gallo and the avocado. Spoon a large dollop of the sour cream on top of the nachos. Sprinkle with the scallions. Serve immediately, with the remaining pico de gallo on the side.
With just a few decorations and your authentic favorite Mexican recipes YOU can also celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home. For more fun ideas on how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home with your family, visit http://www.mycokerewards.com/cocacola
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