FUN & EASY CINCO DE MAYO IN 30 MINUTES PREP
Stay at home is the new norm and celebrations are looking a little different this year, but when Cinco de Mayo falls on a taco Tuesday it seems like that's worthy of a celebration, but an easy one!
The only thing needed for this celebration is a grocery run and you're set to enjoy a family fun night with these 3 easy steps!
#1 Crockpot Taco Meat
Taco Tuesday off right with this super easy pulled chicken taco meat. Our favorite go to recipe we printed years ago comes from Food.com “The Best Shredded Chicken” but the link is no longer available, so here’s what to do! It makes a ton so feel free to cut it in half or a quarter for single family dinner. Get the crockpot set and add:
- 1 16oz jar of your favorite salsa (needs to have some liquid to it)
- 2lb chicken breasts
- 2 serrano peppers, chopped
- 6 garlic gloves
- 1 packet taco seasoning (we skip this) and find the salsa gives it enough flavor
Let cook 8-10 hours depending on your crockpot, drain the liquid, and shred. Then top with your favorite taco toppings.
Or better yet, give yourself the night off to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and order in - support your favorite local Mexican restaurant by placing an order for takeout tacos!
Here’s our taco takeout spread from last year with a bigger crowd,
but you get the idea for an easy cleanup & delicious dinner!
I'm guessing you might not have a ton of Cinco de Mayo decor sitting around the house so check out our free printable Cinco De Mayo banner (download here) or have the kids art project of the day be cutting fun colorful flags out of construction paper or tissue paper you have around the house. No need to have the perfect display simply create some family fun prepping for a festive taco celebration!
#3 Try a New Margarita
One of my personal favorites for summer is this Watermelon Margarita my girlfriend introduced me to last year, just 3 ingredients! That’s it!
All you need:
- Lime Juice
- Blended Watermelon
Star by cutting up your watermelon or buy it precut and throw it in the blender to juice (no energy for that – no problem – check your grocery delivery options for the new Simply Watermelon juice).
Once you have a nice juice, add your tequila & a squeeze of lime juice. Shake together and you have yourself a lovely refreshing drink! Salt the rim if you’d like and enjoy! Cheers!
Stay home & healthy!
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