With everything that has been going on, life has felt like it is on repeat in some sort of time warp, and it is rather hard to believe that May is upon us! That means that one of our favorite excuses to drink margaritas and eat yummy Mexican food is almost here…. You guessed it, Cinco de Mayo! Normally, we would be gathering at our favorite local Mexican restaurant with a group of friends to celebrate… Even though we can’t necessarily go out or have a big party, we can still celebrate at home with those that are closest to us. So, in the spirit of fun May 5th festivities, we are sharing some of our favorite recipes and a couple of casual Cinco de Mayo looks for y’all to enjoy!
Effortless Style’s Favorite Festive Dishes
Hand Blended Margaritas
½ of a 6 ounce can limeade (defrost and shake before dividing in half)
6 ounces tequila
6 ounces triple sec
Pours of Grand Marnier and Patron
Put the half can of defrosted limeade, tequila, and triple sec in a blender. Fill the blender with ice and blend. Pour into salted glasses and top with a pour each of Grand Marnier and Patron.
Chicken Enchiladas With Green Sauce
1 package large burrito shells
1 package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 cooked chicken breasts, cubed or shredded
One small can of green chilies
3-4 cans of green chili sauce (mild, medium, or hot – your choice!
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 packages of cream cheese
1 cup of salsa
In a Dutch oven, sauté the onions and garlic. Add both packages of cream cheese until melted on low heat. Add the salsa and the cooked chicken, heat, and stir.
Fill the burrito shells with the above filling, sprinkle with the Monterey Jack cheese, and roll (will end up being about 8-10 burritos). Place the rolled burritos in a casserole pan sprayed with Pam. Cover the burritos with the green chili sauce and the remaining cheese. Bake covered with foil for 30 – 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
1 or 2 lime(s)
Mash the avocados and squeeze the juice from the lime(s) and orange into the avocado. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Gently mix.
Casual Cinco de Mayo Looks
Now, how about some fun pieces that not only are fun for Cinco de Mayo but can be enjoyed all summer!?!
We featured the top in this print in our recent blog on Virtual Happy Hours. We love it SO much that we are showing the dress version here! These colors and the print are PERFECT for not only Cinco de Mayo, but also for the ENTIRE summer. Pair this stunner with your favorite sneakers for an easy, casual look, or add your favorite wedges if you feel like getting a bit more dressed up… Either way, a cropped denim jacket is perfect if it’s chilly out. We love the idea of pairing this look with statement earrings and a simple gold necklace with the neckline on this dress.
You can’t ever go wrong with a cute top and denim shorts for a casual celebration at home. We happen to love the fit and price point of Madewell’s denim shorts, and how pretty is this short sleeve embroidered top with puff sleeves? Add in some colorful statement earrings like this raffia fan pair and make your own arm party. We happen to LOVE this new trend of colorful enamel tile bracelets for Summer! Questions about arm parties? Check out our recent blog post on the topic. Throw on your favorite casual sneakers, and you are ready to drink a margarita!