To honor Cinco de Mayo, the network’s Nutrition Services teams are preparing a special Mexican-themed menu on May 2. Items are described below:
Mexican Street Corn Nachos
Chicken, charred corn, Cojita cheese, cilantro, lime and jack cheese sauce
Barbacoa and Cheese Enchilada
Shredded seasoned beef with cheddar cheese wrapped in flour tortillas and covered in enchilada sauce
Corn and Roasted Pepper Blend
Refried Black Beans
Mexican Hot Dog
Hot dog topped with guacamole, onions, salsa, and cheddar cheese
Churros with Caramel Sauce
Did you know:
- Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Their victory was considered unlikely because Mexico had far fewer soldiers than France.
- While Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday in Mexico, the city of Puebla celebrates with parades, and people dress up as French and Mexican soldiers. In America, the day is largely seen as a celebration of Mexican culture.
- President Franklin Roosevelt helped popularize the holiday in America after he enacted the “Good Neighbor Policy” to improve the United States’ relationship with Latin Countries.