Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Food Cents

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

One of my favorite days because I love Mexican food. I know you can eat it all the time but there something about having it on Cinco de Mayo that makes it better. And of course we can't forget about the margaritas. But, back to the food. I was excited when I learned of some low cost Cinco de Mayo recipes from Eating Well today. Now I know what I am having for dinner. Great recipes for less than $3 per serving! Can't beat that. Following is a sampling.

Crispy Turkey Tostadas: Shredded leftover turkey tops homemade tostadas in this Tex-Mex favorite. Making your own tostada shells from fresh corn tortillas is easier than you might think—crisp them up in the oven while you prepare the toppings. Choose either regular petite diced tomatoes or those with added jalapeños, depending on your inclination for spicy food. Serve with black beans, rice and extra salsa or hot sauce on the side.

Calabacitas: Enjoy this traditional Southwestern dish of sautéed summer squash, onions and peppers as a side or as a vegetarian filling for tacos.

Salsa Rojo: Here’s a homemade version of the tomato salsa served at taco stands and burrito joints everywhere. Try it with all your favorite Mexican foods—it even works as enchilada sauce.

If you make any of these let me know how you like it!

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