Skillet Hotties: ON THE BORDER

SkilletIt’s the first of May, and you might be thinking ahead to Mother’s Day or Memorial Day. But before you get ready to celebrate those special May holidays, don’t be too quick to forget the Fifth of May, or Cinco de Mayo!

Today, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with chips, salsa, guacamole, tamales, and margaritas to boot. But, just what are we celebrating with these delicious delights? Despite popular misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. Rather, it’s a celebration of Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862.

Mexico had recently declared a moratorium on debt repayment, but the French would not allow it. They invaded Mexico, and Mexican troops fought back. Nearly 1,000 French troops were killed at the Battle of Puebla, and Mexico claimed victory. Many Mexicans use Cinco de Mayo as a reminder of the times Mexico has been invaded by other countries.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorite Skillet Hotties: ON THE BORDER. Served hot on an iron skillet, scrambled eggs are served with green chiles, tomatoes, onions, and Jack cheese, topped with our fire roasted salsa, avocado, and sour cream. Pair that with country reds and choice of toast, biscuit, or muffin, and you’ve got a Mexican meal worth celebrating!

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