Spending Time with Family on Cinco de Mayo

By Shannon Gosney
In Cinco de Mayo
April 26, 2013
1 Comment

Coca Cola Cinco de Mayo 2

Can you believe that May is almost here?  I can’t believe how quickly the year is going by!  However, May is one of my favorite months.  Lots of things happen during May – my birthday, my youngest son’s birthday, my boyfriend’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and of course, Cinco de Mayo!

This Cinco de Mayo, I’m planning on celebrating with my family.  Thanks to Coca Cola and Chef Ingrid Hoffman, we have plenty of activities and recipes to keep our family busy!  We have friends who love Cinco de Mayo a lot too and they love to make homemade Piñatas and let the kids hit them until the candy all falls out!  I thought the the Do-It-Yourself Balloons sounded like fun, as well as the Do-It-Yourself Taco Holder.


Coca Cola Cinco de Mayo 3

In addition to fun activities, I am always looking for recipes to try out with my family.  This one for Enchilada Suizas, by Chef Ingrid Hoffman, sounds amazing!

Coca Cola Cinco de Mayo 1


Makes 4 to 6 servings.

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed of excess fat, rinsed
3 cups water
3 garlic cloves, crushed under a knife and peeled
1 teaspoon Delicioso Adobo Seasoning
6 medium tomatillos (about 12 ounces), husked, rinsed, and quartered
½ medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
¼ cup packed cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
2 jalapenos, seeded and coarsely chopped
½ cup fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
8 corn tortillas
Cooking spray
1 cup (4 ounces) 2% milk reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

1. Place the chicken, water, 2 of the garlic cloves, and the adobo to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer until the chicken is opaque when pierced in the thickest part with the tip of a knife, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Strain the cooking liquid into a heatproof bowl and reserve. Let the chicken cool. Using two forks, shred the chicken into bite-size pieces.

2. Puree the tomatillos, onion, cilantro, jalapeños, and the remaining garlic clove with ¼ cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Transfer to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sour cream and Parmesan. Pour into a wide, shallow dish or bowl.

3. Wrap the tortillas in moistened paper towels. Microwave on high (100%) until the tortillas are pliable, about 15 seconds.

4. Position the broiler rack 6 inches from the source of heat and preheat the broiler. Spray a 9 × 13-inch flameproof baking dish with cooking spray. Dip each tortilla in the sauce. Transfer to a plate. Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken on the tortilla and roll it up. Place, seam side down, in the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.

5. Broil until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve immediately.

How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your family?  What are your plans for this Cinco de Mayo?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Spending Time with Family on Cinco de Mayo”

  1. heather says:

    This recipe looks so delish I really want to try in next Cinco de Mayo I love making new fun recipes.

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