Celebrations on May 5th consist of Mexican cuisine, both main dish and dessert. Traditional menu items are tortillas, flan and Chicken and Rice – better known as Arroz con Poyo.
Orange Coconut Flan – A delightful twist on an old favorite this dish adds citrus and coconut to create a flavor sensation that is reminiscent of the tropics. Serve for dessert at any Cinco de Mayo party.
Arroz con Poyo – Chicken and Rice, so popular in Latin American countries is quickly becoming a favorite here. It’s ease of preparation and hearty flavors make it perfect for your party. See how our friends at Goya prepare this popular dish!
Rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium, lemons have been used as home remedies to relieve colds and sore throats (lemon and honey).
For Spring we are more interested in the delightful and refreshing flavors lemons bring to some of our favorite foods.
The skin, or zest, is used as a flavoring in many recipes like Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake and Cherry Apple Crumble Tart. Lemon Raspberry Pie is our personal favorite cream pie yet Lemon Meringue Pie is probably the all time favorite home baked cream pie.
Don’t forget the creamy sweet-tart pudding is also used as a filling in recipes for doughnuts and our delectable Triple Layer Coconut Cake. Lemon Curd Filling is a sweet-tart lemon pudding.
Add a little sunshine in your life with the delightful flavors of lemons!