Cinco de Mayo!

Yesterday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo.  This is something I have wanted to do for years but have never managed to do.  we have either been really busy or missed the date entirely!  This year we managed to work it in and remember.  Yay us!

Here’s what we did:

-Read about the history behind Cinco de Mayo
-Made some maracas with paper cups, dried beans and tissue paper
-Played Cinco de Mayo BINGO
-Made Mexican food

Our menu included Chicken and Green Chili enchiladas, Quesadillas, green salad with chipotle ranch dressing, Santa Fe Rice (from a mix) and something K referred to as *Mexican Brownies* which was really just a boxed mix with added cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne.  The food was very good, if I do say so myself!  The kids had fun making maracas (even 14yo K LOL!) and playing BINGO.  I even had prizes, some pesos I had from many moons ago in my pre-child life 🙂  

Here’s the website list:

Cinco de Mayo crafts from Craft Kaboose
Cinco de Mayo
Viva! Cinco de Mayo-Cinco History
Cinco de Mayo games

and here is the recipe for the enchiladas:

Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
taco seasonings (pre made or a combo of chili powder and cayenne) to taste
6 taco/burrito sized tortillas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 can cream of chicken soup
1 sm can green chilis
re-fried beans

Directions:
Mix chicken with taco seasonings.  In separate bowl mix green chilis, sour cream and soup-put aside.  Build enchiladas by spreading refried beans on tortillas, placed some chicken meat and rolling up.  Lay them out in a casserole dish and cover with chili mixture.  Top with shredded cheese and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until bubbling.

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