Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo



Cinco de Mayo is clearly a favorite springtime celebration in parts of Mexico and here in the United States too. Naturally, food is part of this celebration. I mean really, what is a celebration with out food? lol -- This great looking buffet has traditional Mexican dishes: Jicama-Melon Salad, Chicken in Mole Pueblo Style, Tortilla Casserole with Turkey, Corn Pudding, and Almond Flan.




Put away the sour-cream-and-cheese-covered nachos and the margarita pre-mix. Instead, focus on authentic dishes that are as complex and rich as the Mexican holiday itself. The Tortilla Casserole with Turkey recipe looks and sounds delicious. Click here for the recipes to these fabulous looking dishes. Here's a close up of the finished product:



Why do we celebrate this holiday? Is it to celebrate Mexican independence? If yes, independence from what or from whom? Ok, I'll let you off the hook. It is not celebrated throughout Mexico. This celebration is generally confined to the state of Puebla where, in 1862, Mexican troops defeated an invading French army nearly double their strength. Quite an amazing feat. In short, it is a celebration of freedom and liberty.

We are in a battle of sorts for our freedom and liberty from sin. Thankfully, our Commander is the Lord Jesus Christ and He has already fought and won this battle for us. All we have to do is accept this fact. If you're a history buff, search out some of the history in the Bible. Battles, kings, and kingdoms are prophsied about and then fulfilled within these pages. The book of Daniel is an excellent example of these truths. Please, don't believe me.... examine the facts yourself today, This Day, learn how Jesus gave His life for you, and know true freedom and liberty.


Peace and Joy,
Susan

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

9 comments:

Starry said...

Thanks Susan, I enjoyed that, only one problem I want Mexican food NOW and I only just ate pasta bake, so no chance of eating more! I love to make baked beef tortilla stack or spicy vegetable with polenta topping.

skoots1mom said...

wow, what a tablescape...beautiful dishes...you've inspired me to do something different 2night for supper, thanks! maybe i'll take pics and show ya'll 2morrow :)

sara said...

That all looks so delicious!!!

And thanks for sharing with us the history of this celebration. I love the book of Daniel, one of my favorites!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Yummy foods...I teach Spanish....I loved the tablescape. Thanks for the comment and entry in my giveaway. I will be back. Your writings are inspiring. I saw your industry was Education...what is your field?

Lois Lane II said...

Awesome post!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you! I would love to sit down to all of that food!

9uy said...

Happy cinco de mayo! Oh I miss good Mexican food...

Kim said...

In honor of Cinco de Mayo we had black beans and rice topped with homemade salsa and sour cream. Yum! Oh wait, that's more Cuban than Mexican isn't it?

It's funny how we tend to think of tacos and burritos as typical Latin American food. But here in Argentina, they don't like spicy! They pretty much eat beef, beef and more beef. With some bread and maybe a little salad.

Kym said...

thanks for the reminder of that verse :)

and wow...all the food just made me hungry again, i just had dinner! Mexican food is always a nice treat! :)