Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Cinco De Mayo Dinner Menu

Happy Cinco De Mayo! It has been a tradition since the first year my husband and I were married (that has been almost 9 years now) that we eat Mexican food on Cinco De Mayo (the 5th of May). gives us an excuse to eat Mexican :)
Sometimes, we have gone out, but we have found that we can cook a delicious Mexican meal at home (and avoid the crowds). Since this is the first year celebrating Cinco De Mayo knowing that Brody has food allergies, we have chosen to stay home and cook some yummy, fresh Mexican food.

Here is what is on the menu for tonight

Pork Tacos (carnitas) with corn tortillas

This recipe is free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish


Pork Tenderloin (approximately 2 pounds)

1 yellow onion chopped

1 jalapeno chopped (optional)

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

*This recipe can be doubled. I have had great success with this and freezing the leftovers.


Cut any excess fat that you do not want on your pork, put it in the crockpot and add the rest of the ingredients. Check and stir about halfway through. Cook for approximately 8 hours. When done, shred pork and make your tacos.

Toppings for Pork Tacos

fresh avocado (I will probably make guacamole with it)

red lettuce (love the, the darker green the lettuce, the more nutrients it has or "grow foods" as I tell my kids :)

fresh jalapenos


fresh cilantro



Black Beans and Rice

Have a wonderful Mexican dinner with your family tonight...start a new tradition :)

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