I don’t really care about any other day except Friday this week because I love Mexican food and I am going all out for Cinco de Mayo this year! I suggest you invite over a bunch of friends for a pot luck and have a fiesta yourself. Images above are in no particular order, I’m afraid. It’s just been that kind of week!
Friday (Cinco De Mayo!): I have lots of ideas for you!
Enchiladas: Chicken enchilada rojas (swap roasted veggies and beans for the chicken to make vegetarian), roasted vegetable enchiladas verdes (swap the veggies and beans for already cooked, shredded chicken if you want this with animal protein)
Saturday lunch: Repurpose your Cinco De Mayo leftovers!
-If you made tacos, re-use the meat to make quesadillas.
-If you have leftover corn tortillas, make tortilla soup.
-If you have leftover enchiladas, add to a pot with stock and puree partially to make enchilada soup.
-If you have leftover rice and beans, reheat to make a grain bowl and top with leftover veggies, salsa, and guacamole OR layer with scrambled eggs in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito.
Do ahead (not including Cinco De Mayo):
Cook black beans for burgers
Cook rice for burgers
Roast beets for burgers
Make veggie burger patties and refrigerate up to 2 days in advance
Make spice mix for sweet potato fries
Make spice-mix for salmon
Make marinade for slow-cooker Thai chicken
Saute veggies for shakshuka and refrigerate
Make vinaigrette for salad
Make kale pesto
Steam and refrigerate artichokes for grilling
Click here for a link to all my previous dinner planners.