It's so fun to watch people post yummy images of maragaritas and chips and salsa and chiles rellenos and insert name of favorite Tex-Mex treat here on Cinco de Mayo...
...right up until you realize that you've got a full day of work ahead of you, plus kids to pick up from school, plus a baseball game, plus laundry to do, plus insert any million of other things you'll be doing tonight other than celebrating with friends.
I can recall a point in my life where heading out after work to celebrate a holiday with friends was an option. And then my family happened. I wouldn't trade them for the world, but it does sort of take the shine off those carefree decisions to meet "for drinks" with friends on psuedo-holidays that are mostly about drinking and eating.
That's not to say the rest of us have to eat pizza tonight. I mean, it IS cinco de mayo, y'all. But it's also not likely that I'm gonna be slaving away over a from scratch start to finish Mexican fiesta tonight either. I've learned laundry doesn't wash itself.
So I asked Lindsay to comb through our best slow cooker recipes and find 12 Cinco de Mayo recipes you can make in your crockpot. Here they are!
Tacos & Burritos
Sides & Appetizers