Thursday, May 3, 2007

Quattro De Mayo???

I love love love margarita's... my husband calls me "Margarita Mimi". So, in honor of Cinco De Mayo, we thought we would celebrate a day early and beat the crowds :0... In fact, if we want to avoid the crowd all together, I make a pretty mean margarita at home.....

Margarita's ~

one blender and lots of ice

1 4oz. can Minute Maid Limeade
40z tequila
2oz Grand Marnier
splash Triple Sec
1oz water

Blend above ingredients. Serve in a salted rim glass with a wedge of lime.


Another favorite...Ina's Guacamole

Guacamole~

4 ripe avocados
3T freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 dashes Tabasco sauce
1/2 Cup small-diced red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1T kosher salt
1t freshly ground pepper
1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop the flesh out of their shell into a large bowl.
Immediately, add lemon juice, Tabasco, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper. (I make a couple hours ahead and chill.)
Serve with chips and salsa.

Happy Cinco De Mayo......(the 5th day in the 5th month.) Cheers!!!

14 comments:

tiennie said...

Yum!! Enjoy!

KeanaLee said...

I am so making this stuff on Saturday! Thank you. It is one of my favorite holidays too! See what I did last year on my old blog.

http://keanalee.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html

Scroll down to May5th.
And Happy Cinco De Mayo

Kristin said...

I love margarita's too, yummy!
I have a couple ripe avocado's on my counter I think I will make some quacamole to celebrate. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

It's a very important day at our house. We call it cinco de Miko. We even own a "sink-o" de mayo that we keep in the barn for special occasions. It's an old sink from a junk yard that is painted very festively for the holiday We'll be celebrating tomorrow after work.

a friend to knit with said...

I'm starving for that guac! Is it too early to start drinking? :)

Kaet said...

you and your sister are killing me with the food and drinks today! yummmy! i am working tonight and tomorrow night, so have one for me!

Knot Another Hat said...

So sorry about the apron business!! :) I HEART margaritas as well - drink one (or three) for me, will you? I'm not able to partake until the latter part of June. :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy. Maybe I should serve the Cinco De Mayo recipes to my distinguished guest tomorrow night (around 7:30)!!???

Love ya,
T.

So Much Fun said...

Good call, why not celebrate a little early! Especially when the 4th falls on a friday! Sounds like you had a great time!

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