Sunday, May 5, 2013

[Celebration] Cinco de Mayo and Mi Esposo Cumpleaños

Welcome back!
Today is Cinco de Mayo which is celebrated in the United States by Mexican-American communities and in Mexico to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American civil war.   These days, it is also a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

For my husband and I, we are celebrating his birthday plus other things.  

We were pretty busy last week when we helped our friend who was admitted at the hospital while her husband was in the Philippines.  We just thank God for His strength, wisdom, protection and for answered prayers.  She was back home yesterday and her husband (our Pastor) was able to change his flight and arrived this morning.

So, in light of Cinco de Mayo and my husband's birthday, we had a Mexican inspired party.

Tamales, Fajitas, Tres leches, Canonigo and Bolillo
We made chicken tortilla soup topped with onions, cilantro, sour cream and avocado,  It was delicious, so they say.  The  yummy and reasonably priced $6.50/12 pcs. pork and chicken tamales and bolillo bread were from Aranda's bakery.  
One of our friends brought Chicken fajitas from La Michoacana Meat Market
it came with a "green salsa" which was delicately spiced.

For dessert, I made Canonigo decorated with mango balls.  Perfect!
His birthday cake was Tres Leches topped with slices of mango.  In lieu of a handmade birthday card, I made a mini bunting 
and stamped embossed his name...  simple, not too sweet, yummy and you-know-me, colorful.

How was your weekend?
Now that we're back home and sleeping on our own beds, I'm not too eager to clean and keep up with house duties.   
Now that would be another story.

Have a blessed week!

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