Cinco de Mayo!

Is everyone getting as excited about Cinco de Mayo as I am?  Yes, we know that Cinco is barely even celebrated in Mexico, but around here we love any excuse for a good party–especially if that party includes loads of margaritas and guacamole.  Tomorrow you can try to weather the crowds at your favorite taco joint, but why not stay home and make some of our favorite Tex-Mex recipes for your friends?  Amazing taste, leftovers, and no Uber required. Here is a round up of our favorite Mexican posts throughout the last year. ¬°Happy Cinco!

1. Classic Margaritas

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Starting off strong with a classic margarita.

2. Spicy Chicken Tacos with Corn and Black Bean Salsa

The corn salsa gives a little freshness and crunch to this spicy chicken taco.

3. Mexican Street Corn Salad

A take on the traditional elote, this corn salad is the perfect side for your Mexican feast.

4. Slow Roasted Pork Tacos with Salsa Verde

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Let the oven and a jar of salsa do all of the work for you–your friends will never know!

 

5. Mahi Tacos with Mango Salsa and Mexican Slaw

The grilled fish along with the sweet slaw gives a little baja flair to this taco.

6. Mexican Chicken Soup

The best take on a comfort food classic. This lightened-up version has lots of fresh lime and cilantro, yum!

7. Healthy Tex-Mex Tostadas with Tomatillo Cilantro Lime Dressing

Loaded up with veggies and a creamy dressing that’s surprisingly healthy, you can get away with eating these tostadas every day of the week.

8. Mexican Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Easy weeknight stuffed peppers with a kick from our favorite Mexican seasoning.

9. Creamy Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Green salsa, cream sauce, and tons of melted cheese?  Sign me up!

10. Tacos al Pastor

Pork, pineapple, and spice make these my favorite tacos on the list!

11. Watermelon Agua Fresca and Popsicles

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Bright, refreshing, and the perfect cool end for your fiesta.

Hope everyone has the happiest of Cinco de Mayos! What are your plans for the big day?

 

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Music City Food and Wine 2015

Last weekend in Nashville was one for the books. If you are at all interested in amazing food tasting, celebrities as well as celebrity chefs, great music, unlimited amounts of wine and spirits then you should go ahead and plan to attend next year. It was really just perfect.  There were cooking demonstrations throughout the weekend and music was always playing.

    

   

One of my very favorite parts of the weekend was Harvest Night, which took place on Saturday night at A night of more tastings by many chefs you know and respect from either the Food Network or restaurants that you have read about for years, combined with live music curated by the Kings of Leon who helped put on the entire weekend with the help of the gang at C3 Presents. You may not know of C3 but you know of the shows they put on: Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Big Apple Barbecue and our own Music City Food and Wine just to name a few. Basically we’re in great company.

Many different artists performed during Harvest Night, all classic songs. It was amazing to listen then to watch the collaboration not only on stage but throughout the weekend.

  

Robert Randolph

  

Music City Food and Wine; Harvest Night

     

 

Soul Men : Sam Moore and Michael McDonald

 

After all of the fun on Saturday day and night, the Ole Miss football game and the after party at Pinewood Social we unfortunately got to Bicential Park too late on Sunday, missing the Gospel Brunch. But no fear, we made it in time for the Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar and Hattie B’s hot chicken sliders.

We ended the weekend Sunday evening with a celebratory dance party and one last after party at the new, most perfect transplant to Nashville, Cochon Butcher in Germantown.

Long story short, incredible weekend in Nashville, on every level. Thank you to everyone who put in the effort to make it happen, and I am currently detoxing.

Hattie B’s

 
 

Kim Crawford Wine