Oh Crap! It’s Cinco de Mayo!

As my husband and I were getting ready for work this morning, we discussed what the plans were for dinner.  We were about to go about our day planning to make pasta for dinner when I realized…

Oh Crap!  It’s Cinco de Mayo!
I was blessed with with amazing heritage as far eating and drinking is concerned. 
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I always try to be an equal opportunity celebrator for all parts of my heritage.  I tough it out each St. Patrick’s day by drinking Guinness and enduring the bag pipers.  I do what I can for the consumption of wine and pasta at any Italian festival I can find, or at our dinner table about once a week. I did not want to let Cinco de Mayo pass me by.  
I said “Fear not oh dear, sweet husband! I will throw together a last minute meal, and we shall feast!” 
I threw any Mexian ingredients we had around laying around the house (which is probably more than the average person) in our Crock-Pot, and left for work.  What we came home to smelled amazing, and tasted wonderful.  Not being much of a cook, I was quite proud of myself, so I thought I would share!
“Oh Crap! It’s Cinco de Mayo” Meal
Ingredients (aka stuff we had around the house):
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 jar medium salsa
1/2 can black beans
1 bag Bird’s Eye frozen Recipe Ready tri-color peppers and onion mix
1/2 cup jalapenos 
1 packet taco seasoning 
1 jar Rotel
Combine all ingredients in Crock-Pot and cook on low setting for…well…a long time (I’m not a cook, so use your judgement).  We cooked our for 8 hours.  This is what I came home to (after shredding the chicken).
We served up our Crock-Pot concoction with some whole wheat tortillas, canned corn & black beans, chips & dip, and of course, Bud Light Lime-a-ritas.  It made for a surprisingly spicy and yummy feast.  
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Do you have a favorite Cinco de Mayo dish?
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    Christen P says:

    I pinned this to my recipes. I love this post especially learning about how you ensure beer and bagpipers and wine and pasta lol. Really great read to go with the recipe!

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