Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5 every single year. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin. It’s a day that many people celebrate, but don’t truly understand why they do. It’s become a day that people get together and celebrate with some drinks and delicious foods! I’m excited to share with you today some Cinco de Mayo Recipes that include one of my fave items – Hood Sour Cream!
Cinco de Mayo Recipes
When it comes to Cinco de Mayo – you want to make sure you have some foods on hand that you love. With Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner a taco bar a great option for a family dinner. When it comes to creating a perfect spread for the day, you want to make sure you’re including some of your favorite Mexican dishes. As many of you know – I’ve been working with Hood Sour Cream over the last year. I have to say – we actually use Hood Sour Cream all the time in our house, but it’s truly a fixture on Cinco de Mayo because we always have a Taco Bar, Nacho Bar and Burrito making for the kids! I don’t know about you, but I can’t enjoy any of those treats without some yummy sour cream on top! It’s like the whipped cream on top of a sundae for me!
I went on The Rhode Show yesterday for my weekly segment where I got to showcase some of my fave Cinco de Mayo Recipes with Will Gilbert!
I had a full taco bar out and we each made a taco and “dressed” it with our favorite toppings! As you can guess – I had cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, guacamole and (oh, yes) sour cream! Hood just launched their new Hood Sour Cream Squeeze Bottle which makes for a very convenient and no-mess spread! I don’t have to worry about my sons (and daughter) double dipping any longer!
Hood is happy to offer their new, easy-to-use Sour Cream Squeeze Bottle because it’s a game changer for them in this space. The new package offers the rich, creamy and delicious sour cream taste you love, now available in an easy-to-use squeeze bottle that transforms recipes without the mess. Add ribbons of delicious Hood Sour Cream to your favorite dishes through this convenient, flexible packaging that makes clean-up easier than ever. As always Hood Sour Cream is made with high quality ingredients, so whether it’s a holiday or every day you can serve the best when sharing meals with friends and family. Hood Sour Cream is made with real milk and cream, and comes from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones (rBST).
As you can tell these are easy recipes that anyone can make at home! When you’re trying to create your perfect taco bar, my suggestion is:
– Meat (chicken or ground)
– Shredded cheese
– Sour cream
If there’s anything else you want to add, bring it right on in! The best part about creating a taco bar is that it’s fantastic for picky eaters because you can pick and choose what you want. My kids are super picky, they don’t like the same things. They want to pick and choose at their own and this allows them to do just that. I love how they make what they want. I love how they can add as much sour cream as they want or as much cheese as they want! And the best part? Nobody is complaining about the meal! Everyone is happy with smiles on their faces! That doesn’t happen too often at home! I love when it does!
Even with me – look at these smiles!! We dug right on in over at Th Rhode Show!
Another suggestion? Nacho Bar! You can use the same toppings above, but you just have these toppings smothered over chips! I’m a big lover of nachos. I love being able to make them as a snack or an appetizer for the kids. My sons would eat these as a main dish, too! I’m all right with that as long as there is so protein on them, too.
Pick up the new Hood Sour Cream Squeeze Bottle at your local grocery store today. If you’re in Boston on May 5, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Hood Sour Cream! Hood will be offering free tacos topped with Hood Sour Cream Squeeze from the branded food truck. Visit them at the Boston Common from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and at Dewey Square from 3 – 6 p.m.!
See what else I love to make with Hood Sour Cream over here, too! You can make so much with sour cream, it’s pretty amazing and a great staple to always have on hand!
See what our taco bar at home looks like with my kiddos in the action, too! They love Taco Tuesday Night!
Visit Hood.com for recipes.