can you believe it’s the first week of may?! i’m still scratching my head wondering how the heck cinco de mayo is knocking on our door. or for that matter the kentucky derby? mint juleps or margaritas. take your pick because may has arrived whether i can believe it or not.
but in our house margaritas win hands down over mint juleps. there are quite a few varieties of margaritas to choose from these days whether frozen, blended, or on the rocks. and they’re perfect for pairing with Mexican fare. lately, I’ve been on the hunt for an old-school classic margarita without much fanfare. don’t get me wrong there’s a time and place for watermelon margaritas, mango, skinny, champagne, or my favorite – a jalapeno margarita. but for some reason, a plain and simple margarita sounded so good. all you need is three ingredients – tequila, lime juice, and cointreau – and a cocktail shaker. give the mixture a good shake, salt the rims of your glasses (that’s a non-negotiable for me) and serve it on the rocks.
if you’re dishing up margaritas and tacos, then you’re bound to be squeezing a few lemons and limes. this citrus juicer is a champ and is designed to do all the work for you. it fits both lemons and limes. genius! i yak about this kitchen wizard on Instagram Instastories all the time.
what goes best with margaritas and Mexican dishes? who doesn’t love a batch of homemade guacamole? my go-to recipe is fairly simple and takes just ten minutes to make. and it’s nutritious gang. i even found tortilla chips made with chia and quinoa. because if there’s a fresh batch of guacamole you just have to serve it with chips. just be sure to pace yourself, so there’s enough guacamole to add to your tacos!
and, yes, you guessed it. the main course for our cinco de mayo celebration is none other than the humble taco. fish tacos sounded scrumptious. but then i decided lobster tacos might be better especially if served with mango salsa.
this vegetable peeler takes the skin off of fruit and veggies in no time.
similar skirt | similar sweater | similar sandals
looks like oscar’s ready for dinner. so is mr. style. and me? well, it’s friday, gang, and i’m dining al fresco. does life get any better? cheers to cinco de mayo. oscar, ollie and i wish each of you a lovely weekend!
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Oscar and Ollie look like they’re definitely psyched for Cinqo de Mayo. They know something’s going on.
Great recipes! Count me in for lobster tacos! I had some in Maine once when I was at a watercolor workshop up there. Yum. And yes; it’s so true–how did it get to be May! Have a great weekend! (I like that juicer!)
Beth, you have outdone yourself with your simple but festive outfit AND those luscious Cinco de Mayo recipes! I’m ready to shop for all ingredients, plus a good old- fashioned margarita sounds fabulous. Oscar and Olli look ready to party!
Beautiful table, beautiful Oscar – I can see he’s living the good life, as he should! Your recipes sound delicious- just my style, not too many ingredients!!!! I live in Orange County, Southern California & some variation of the taco will be found in one of our meals at least once a week! Perfect use of just about any left over protein! And delicious. Enjoy your feast!
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