Cinco de Mayo + 2 Winners

We celebrated cinco de mayo with a little at home fiesta!  It’s kind of my go-to five-five supper and I pretty much only make it this one time of the year, although we do quite enjoy it!

Take a gander at our Tostado Bar…  chipotle sour cream, lime cilantro bbq sauce, Mexican slaw, beans and chicken.

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And, for desert, oven baked curros and iced Mexican chocolate sippers…

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A fiesta for the mouth!  The recipes are all from (or adapted from) Southern Living a few years back:

Tostados(slightly edited to serve 4)
10 tostado shells
1 can refried beans
2lb. shredded pork or chicken
Mole Barbecue Sauce
Chipotle Sour Cream
Spread tostada shells with beans.  Top with meat, sauces and slaw. Serve immediately.

Lime Cilantro Barbecue Sauce
Whisk 1 cup bbq sauce, 2 T. lime juice and 2 T. chopped fresh cilantro.

Chipotle Sour Cream
Stir together 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (minced) and a pinch of salt.

Mexican Slaw
Toss together all ingredients (edited):
bag slaw shreds
1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
2 T. olive oil
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Baked Churros
1 sheet of frozen puff pastry dough, frozen
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c melted butter
Preheat oven to 450.  Unfold and cut pastry sheet in half length wise, and cut each half crosswise into 1 inch strips.  Place on lightly greased parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon.  Remove pastry from oven and dip in butter.  Roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.  Let stand on a wire rack until dry.

Iced Mexican Chocolate Sippers
2 c chocolate ice cream
1 c milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp orange zest
1/2 c bourbon (optional)
Pulse first four ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Stir in bourbon if using.  Serve immediately over ice.

Now, on to the really good stuff… I have TWO copies of A Spear of Summer Grass by DeAnna Raybourn to give away! 

WINNER #1:  True Random Number Generator Result:78 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
Cary: I am reading “What Alice Forgot” by Lianne Moriarty :)
WINNER #2:  True Random Number GeneratorMin:Result:70 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
Jessica: On my bedside: my kindle for those nights reading late in bed or for reading first thing in the morning.


Send me an email at peachstatebelle at yahoo dot com and I will set you up with the details on claiming your prize :-)
I’ve got another fun giveaway starting tomorrow so stay tuned!
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