It’s Cinco De Mayo! Let’s celebrate the Mexican victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. Wanna learn more about the holiday’s origins? Here is the Wikipedia article.
If you are looking for some tasty recipes with a Mexican/South American flare, here are a few of mine:
Chipotle Black Bean Enchilada Casserole
Easy Cheesy Enchiladas
Beefy Taco Skillet
Black Bean Veggie Soup
Beef Machacas (Slowcooker recipe)
Corn and Avocado Salsa!
Homemade Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa)
None of these are authentic, as they were created in my kitchen here in San Diego.
Talk Back: What are your favorite Cinco De Mayo favorites?
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Wow- I’ve been busy this week! I haven’t had a chance to sit down and post all week, but I’ve been trying to post on Facebook and Instagram- so remember to keep up with me there too.
This weekend there will be all sorts of free fun going on! Today is both Free Comic Book Day, and also Cinco de Mayo.
Here are just a few ways to celebrate:
Free Comic Book Day is always the first Saturday in May. Find your local Comic shop that participates here. Most shops have tons of free comics and other fun stuff (like cosplayers who will pose for photo ops with kids. Our favorite shop usually has Batman.)
Cinco de Mayo- Luckily for us, we’ve got Old Town San Diego State Historic Park close by! Each year, Old Town hosts an amazing festival with music, dancing and art.
If you don’t want to brave Old Town, There is also a festival at Balboa Park,and The Timken Museum will be having a fun, free craft (and the museum is always free to visit).
If you want to avoid the crowds, check out Chicano Park. There are some amazing murals, and it’s close by some pretty tasty restaurants.
And if you are looking for other free fun, The San Diego City Libraries area great place to start. County Libraries may also be having fun stuff too.
Santee has Creative Play ~ Each Saturday from 10:30-11:30 am. Children learn through play! Meet new friends and have fun while developing early learning skills. Geared for ages 5 and under (but they are not strict with it- as long as the kids behave).
La Mesa’s branch library is hosting a Sensory Playtime tomorrow.
What kinds of fun events will you be going to this weekend?