Cinco de Mayo – It Makes Cents to Save at the Store

Cinco de Mayo is a primarily Mexican holiday, celebrated, too, in the United States. It’s another of my favorite food Holidays, and I feel a bit remiss about not posting much about it until now. Start looking for sales in the weeks before Cinco de Mayo and through out what ever week Cinco de Mayo falls. For the uninitiated, Cinco de Mayo translates as 5th of May. (May 5th is also National Enchilada Day.)

 

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Picadillo Tacos . $6.02

Seriously, sometimes it seems there’s nothing more American than a taco! At least the versions with pressed shells and a packet – and truth be told, my kids inhaled those. But here’s a version that’s a little different based on the lovely Picadillo, a dish traditional to Spain and many Latin American countries and cultures.

Picadillo Tacos - shown here with home-made taco shells

Picadillo Tacos – shown here with home-made taco shells

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“Aji” Salsa, about $2.14

I’m no world traveler, but if I were, I’d have tried one of the many versions of this salsa served all over South America. Truly wonderful with a bit of a sweet/sour undertone, I literally crave it at times. I’ve served it to others, too, who can’t get enough of it. Make it as fiery hot or mild as you’d like, and chop it, blend it or mash it with mortar and pestle.

Aji Salsa

Aji Salsa

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