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Cinco de Mayo at Home with the Kids

When I think of Cinco de Mayo, I immediately think yum. Not that I ever really need a reason to eat things like guacamole or nachos, but any excuse to do so is just plain fabulous. This year, the kids and I will be spending Cinco de Mayo at home and I’m thrilled to bring you this post in partnership with the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.

Cinco de Mayo Activities

It just wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without homemade tacos. But tacos can be messy and difficult to eat. So, here is a fun and functional craft for the whole family:

Taco Holder DIY Cinco de Mayo

Here is an inexpensive and fun way to decorate and get the whole family involved too! Give everyone their own balloons to decorate:

Cinco de Mayo balloons
Cinco de Mayo balloons
Cinco de Mayo balloons

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Once you’ve got the ambiance all set, it’s time to focus on the yummy stuff! I will absolutely being trying this gorgeous recipe for guacamole from Chef Ingrid Hoffman’s new book “Latin D’Lite”.

mango guacamole

Photographer: Andrew Meade Copyright: Chica Worldwide LLC

Mango-Tomatillo Guacamole

Makes 2 cups

2 ripe Hass avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled

2 tomatillos, husked and finely chopped

1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded, and cubed

½ small red onion, finely chopped

1 serrano chile, finely chopped (remove seeds before chopping for less heat)

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped

1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

kosher salt

baked tortilla or pita chips, for serving

1. Mash the avocados in a medium bowl with a fork, leaving them still a bit chunky. Fold in the tomatillos, mango, onion, chile, cilantro, and mint. Add the lemon juice, and gently mix to evenly distribute the ingredients. Season with salt.

2. Lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole to discourage discoloring, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Serve with the chips for dipping.

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judy gardner

Sunday 25th of August 2013

i love guacomole and yours sounds even better than the regular kind.

Peggy Greco

Wednesday 8th of May 2013

Lots of fun ideas and good food, too!

Jenny

Wednesday 8th of May 2013

I love the craft ideas!

Cheryl Chervitz

Tuesday 7th of May 2013

Great ideas for the kids and the food sounds great. Thank you.

Sarah L

Saturday 4th of May 2013

Never tried guac with mangos - interesting combination.