Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "the fifth of May", is a holiday that celebrates the defeat of the French by a much smaller Mexican army in the village of Puebla in 1862. Here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is just a great excuse to celebrate Mexican culture, specifically by enjoying Mexican food and drinks. Here are some recipes to help you get the fiesta going.
Mexican dinner party, with enchiladas, black beans, and Mexican ice-cream sundaes (complete with shopping list)
Grilled corn with lime (if you like, use cojita in place of the feta)
For more ideas, check out this collection of Mexican dishes and drinks.
Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Tell us what's on your party plan!