Meals 4 Sharing Fridays: Spicy Chicken & Bean Enchiladas Verde

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Today because tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, and because we love Mexican food, and because I really love quick and easy meals, I decided to dish out one of my families favorites!  ENCHILADAS!  I found this enchilada recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks Perfect ONE-DISH dinners by Pam Anderson

Before I share this wonderfully tasty and especially easy enchilada recipe with you I just have to ask….

Do you know what Cinco de Mayo is?

I thought I did.  Well let me back up…a few weeks back we were at our favorite Mexican restaurant and they happened to have decorations up and signs hanging everywhere reminding us that Cinco de Mayo was nearing.   As our family was eating and enjoying some intelligent conversation, I had to open my big mouth and ask…..

What does Cinco de Mayo mean?

My oldest,  lost all the color in his face, mouth falls open, brow furrows, and he says, “really mom?”   Well as soon as I said it, I knew it was a stupid question, because I can count to ten in Spanish, and well Mayo is quite similiar to May…not Mayonnaise.  Duh!

Please accept my apologies fellow brunettes, because on a daily basis….sometimes more than once a day, I put our reputation of  level headed intelligence on the line.

So yes Cinco de Mayo means “the 5th of May”, but it’s not Mexico’s independence day.  (September 16 is Mexico’s Independence Day.)  Which is what I thought it was.  Ditz factor rising.  Cinco de Mayo is mainly celebrated in the USA and in the Mexican state of Puebla, where the Battle of Puebla was won on May 5, 1862, when the Mexican army defeated the much larger French army that was sent in my Napoleon III, to establish an empire in Mexico.  So every year Mexican Americans and the people of Puebla celebrate Mexican heritage and pride on the 5th of May, to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy.  (I found all this information here…thank goodness for Wikepedia!)

So now that I got my facts straight, and if I missed something or misinterpreted something forgive me, and please feel free to set me straight, I’m used to it….. I will share these yummalicious enchiladas with you my Amigos.

 

 

How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? 

 

What are you eating?   That’s what I really always want to know!!!


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Comments

  1. 1
    bobbie :

    Not eating anything interesting here. But I love Mexican food and will now go check out that cookbook. Is there anything better than one dish dinners? Enchalidas are something I often bring next door, with a little sour cream on the side.

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    Happy Cinco de Mayo, Sheila! These enchiladas look delicious. We will be sharing some ground turkey enchiladas, guac and Ree’s salsa with chips, and some rhubarb margaritas. I’ll be dreaming of it until later today. Have a great weekend!
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    Karen Melinn :

    Delicious and educational – I thought it was their Independence Day too. Thank goodness we have such smart kids who set us straight 🙂

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      Sheila :

      I know! They must have gotten their smarts somewhere though right? Have a great day! Miss you, xoxox Sheila