Here in Texas, people do it up big! A few years ago the 5th fell on a school night, and my neighbors behind us were up partying in their backyard til 2 a.m. After repeated requests to turn off their music were ignored, I drove over in my bathrobe and was not such a friendly neighbor - see the meme below!
Since the weather is becoming more summer-esque, I thought I'd share my five favorite recipes to make for any fiesta you have coming your way!
1) Homemade Salsa
This was my very first recipe to share on A Gal Named Al, and it's definitely a fan favorite! My mom started making this years ago, and I tweaked it to make it just right. Check it out HERE!
2) Torchy's Queso
Want a queso that goes beyond the traditional Velveeta and Rotel mixture? Kick it up a notch with this quasi-copycat of Torchy's signature dip. Check it out HERE!
3) Flank Steak Tacos & Nachos
If you're looking for a yummy Crock-pot recipe that can be made over for leftovers, look no further! This flank steak recipe is easy and versatile. Check it out HERE!
4) Cilantro Lime Chicken
Do you want to impress your guests with fajitas? They will flip for my take on The Pioneer Woman's tequila lime chicken! Check it out HERE!
5) Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
image via Pillsbury
My most requested dessert is a take on Pillsbury's Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars. They are to die for! Even if you don't like cheesecake, you'll eat more than just one of these bad boys. Check them out HERE!
If you need some more ideas, head on over to Shelly's blog, The Queen In Between and check out THIS post! What is your favorite Mexican food to either make or eat? Is Cinco de Mayo a thing where you live? Share in the comments below!
In case you missed any of this week's posts:
We're catching a little bit of a break this weekend with just one early morning baseball game tomorrow and then a trip to Ms. Astoria's to get a summer haircut! Robert is taking his final Calculus exam before starting on a Master's program, so I'm planning on surprising him with Andrea's biscuits and gravy casserole on Sunday morning. I hope that you have a restful weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday for our weekend recap!