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Santo Cinco…. de Mayo that is!!! May 5, 2011

Filed under: Dessert,Food,Fun — silimommy @ 8:53 pm
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Ok, first I’ll start with a little Mexican history {because honestly, I look this up every year for myself}.

Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day {the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th}.

The Battle of Puebla was important for at least two reasons. First, although considerably outnumbered, the Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army. “This battle was significant in that the 4,000 Mexican soldiers were greatly outnumbered by the well-equipped French army of 8,000 that had not been defeated for almost 50 years.” Second, it was significant because since the Battle of Puebla no country in the Americas has been invaded by a European military force. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

Now with all of that “technical” stuff aside I can get down to the good stuff!!! MEXICAN FOOD!!!

My little family loves Mexican food, so obviously, it only makes sence for this all American family to celebrate this joyous holiday! {As if we really need an excuse to make/eat mexican lol!}

Tonight I decided it would only be right for me to serve up comida, fiesta style!

SO… I made homemade refried beans, mexican rice and pollo verde! Wowzer! It was yummy! {Sorry I forgot to take pics, but I’ll post recipes in a later blog as I will be making it again!}

For me the best part was dessert!!! Oh yeah! I made dessert!!! {A rarity in my house!}

Banana and Dulce de Leche Chimichangas!

3 bananas sliced

1/4 c butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp cream/milk

pinch of cinnamon

3 flour tortillas

ice cream/whipped topping {optional}

 

Preheat Oven to 375*

To start slice up your bananas as your butter melts in a saucepan, after butter is melted add brown sugar and stir until combined well. Stir in your cream or milk {or if you’re like me and are out of milk you can use flavored coffee creamer… it didn’t add or take from the taste}. Fold in your bananas, reduce the heat to low and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Next put 2-3 spoonfuls of banana mixture in the center of each tortilla and fold up burrito style. Brush lightly with melted butter and bake in the oven at 375* for 10-15  minutes until golden brown and puffy!

Now top with ice cream and drizzle with any leftover banana mixture!

OH YEAH!!!

I must warn you that this is one of those desserts that is super rich and delicious but you just simply cannot put it down!!!

Don’t feel too bad about it though! It’s baked instead off fried {and I used fro-yo instead of ice cream!}

Ok you guys! GO make some!!!!

Love,

Amanda

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