May the 5th


I'm trying to get back into the blogging swing of things.  I compiled a list of great recipes for Cinco de Mayo.  Then I had a thought.  Is Cinco de Mayo racist?  I have no intention of wearing a sombrero or spoofing the country of Mexico but then again I wasn't planning on teaching my kids about the Battle of Puebla.  So I googled "Is Cinco de Mayo racist?" and I came across this great article from Teen Vogue, "Appropriating Cinco de Mayo in a Trump Presidency Is a Bad Idea".  And because Teen Vogue is on point these days I'm taking their words to heart. 

This is a great article and it got me thinking.  I'm not going to pretend that we will not be having tacos at our house on Saturday.  Part of the reason is that we missed taco Tuesday and the boys have been begging for tacos.  Of course, Saturday isn't just the 5th of May, its also Kentucky Derby day.  There will be guacomole and there will be Mint Julips.  

In addition to the food however we will also be learning about the Battle of Puebla.