Monday, May 7, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

Since Saturday was Cinco de Mayo, we decided to celebrate with a small taco bar. I made battered fish for fish tacos and tempeh (prepared this way, but without the pickled radish slaw) for me. The meal had your typical spread of taco fillings, salsa, avocados, lettuce, and cheese. I also made a black bean salad. Aiden thought that we should have non-alcoholic Margaritas like we did when we celebrated Mexico.

Before we started to eat I thought it would be good for us to discuss why people celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Aiden said, "I already know." So, after I asked him to share with us what he knew, he said, "It's to celebrate when the Mexican's beat the French during the French invasion." He's pretty smart. 

The spread. 
My dinner (before I went back for more.... that tempeh was delicious!!!) 
After dinner, I thought it would be fun for us to decorate cookies to look like sombreros, something I saw on Pinterest (but originated here).

We started with sugar cookies and spread a little frosting around the edges. Then, we rolled the frosted edges in rainbow colored candy sprinkles. After that, we put a dab of frosting in the middle, put some sprinkles on it then, stuck a gum drop on top. 

So that is how we celebrated Cinco de Mayo at our house. Did you do anything special to celebrate? 

If you want to read more than a seven year old's explanation about Cinco de Mayo you can check out the Wikipedia page here

UPDATE: Last week I shared Katie's travels to Scotland and I forgot to add a picture (a nice one of a house by the lake). I've added it in now, if you'd like to see it, here it is


  1. Way to go, Aiden! I was one of the misinformed-types who thought it was recognition of Mexican independence. Where'd he get his info?

  2. Oh...the taco bar and cookies look yummy! We made a pinata for Cinco de Mayo and went to the zoo (since May 5th is also Korean Children's Day). So happy to come across your blog via Kid World Citizen!

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! Did you blog about your piñata? I'd love to see it. We made a piñata when we learned about Mexico, making it with my littles made for some very unique design features ;) . You can check it out here if you'd like


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