Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day. What a great week for great food. If you ever needed validation to break your diet, this week would be it.
Mexican foods in our American culture are chock-full of flavors. I'm a big fan of burritos and enchiladas. Add a side of guacamole and get ready for a Mexican Fiesta.
Traditional Margaritas and icy cold Dos Equis are both great with our Mexican Fiesta.
Medium-bodied Syrah or Syrah blend for the smokey enchiladas or burritos.
How can we ever top Mother's Day after the big Fiesta? No Problem!
If you are the host for Mother's Day, why not prepare a brunch. It's easy, especially if you prepare some dishes and bring in some bagels and cakes or pies.
Breakfast burritos or fritattas can be made in advance as well as mini muffins. You'll just have to heat them up a bit in the oven when everyone arrives.
Add a basket of assorted bakery muffins if you don't bake. Or a basket of bagels with a side of smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes, and onions if you want to splurge. Have a condiment platter of capers, olives, and cucumbers and lettuce and you will be the hostess with the mostess.
Will you be visiting someone special on Mother's Day? An easy to bake Lemon Meringue Pie will be sure to please.
Rose and Sparkling wines are perfect with brunch foods
Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel for the BBQ meats
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or Roses for the grilled fish, chicken, pasta and green salads
Light and fizzy Moscato d'Asti for fresh fruit desserts and of course the Lemon Meringue Pie.