My Cinco De Mayo Guide 2020

My Cinco De Mayo Guide 2020


Happy Quarantine!

Now I love me some Mexican food, my favorite place in the world is Tulum, Mexico so that explains a lot. Usually I go out, grab a margarita, chips and Guac and have some Tacos! However, that is not happening this year so I am cooking from home and I wanted to give you guys some guidance if you needed it.



First off, do not start cooking until you’ve made a margarita … or two. Make sure you have a bottle of tequila and what ever flavor you want. Honestly, it is really hard to go wrong making a margarita, just add more tequila right? Best part about working from home, you can get up the next morning hung over and not have to drag yourself to work.

The Classic

  1. Squeeze 4 -5 limes depending on the size. (if you are hand squeezing you may need more)
  2. Add 1/4 cup of orange juice or squeeze a half. (or just use cointreau)
  3. 1 tsp of Honey or Agave
  4. 2 shots of tequila
  5. Shake with ice until chilled and mixed well (you don’t need a shaker, you could also stir.)
  6. Pour over ice.


  1. Squeeze 2 limes into a cup
  2. add a splash of orange juice or Cointreau.
  3. add two shots of Tequila and mix all well.
  4. Put in blender and add 1 cup of frozen strawberries.
  5. Blend and Enjoy! (pour over ice if strawberries are not frozen)

Mango (or any other fruit)

  • Same of above but substitute Strawberries for Mangos

Tacos and Taco Salad!

Honestly, this is so simple – you literally just need to make the meat. You can choose to get a taco mix packet at the store but I LOVE Trader Joe’s Chili Lime seasoning. I just put a pound of meat into my Wok pan, put about 2tbsp of the seasoning in and cook until done.  I typically like to use 90/10 or higher meat but 85/15 is okay too. You can also do this with ground Turkey or Chicken as well. I also like to make mine a little spicy, so I add some Cheyanne pepper.

Taco Salad: 

For my taco salads I like to do low carb so I don’t put tortilla crisps. I just do shredded lettuce, the ground meat mixture, and then Daiya’s Mexican Cheese Shred blend (cheddar and Mozzarella).


I am a soft tortilla kind of girl, I ONLY get corn tortillas because they are gluten-free. I literally just layer the ground meat mixture, lettuce and cheese. Many people like salsa on theirs or avocado, feel free to add that as well! J always adds Sriracha to his – feel free to spice it up!

I know this is super simple, but sometimes you just need a little guidance! I would love to hear your Cinco de Mayo menu selections. I know a lot of restaurants are doing take out, but this is a super cheap and easy way to cook at home and save money during quarantine when funds maybe low. I live alone so this all makes enough for a few days of left overs too.



Brown Sugar BBQ Mini Meatloaf

Brown Sugar BBQ Mini Meatloaf


This is by far my favorite sweet tooth meal to prep. I like to experiment with Meatloaf, this is my first time making it this way and it is my favorite!


  • 1 lb ground hamburger meat (95/5 lean)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of ground oats (If you don’t have oat flour, I just throw 1/3 cup of oats into my smoothie maker)
  • 1/2 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Classic BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 sweet onion diced
  • 1 tsp of Minced Garlic
  • Homemade Seasoning Mixture: Himalayan Salt, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Cumin, Basil


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two mini loaf pans (or one medium sized loaf pan)
  2. Squirt a line of BBQ sauce on the bottom of each pan.
  3. If needed – blend the oats until flour-like. Then add in seasoning mixture
  4. In a large mixing bowl place ground hamburger meat and slowly kneed in oat-flour/seasoning mixture until evenly combined.
  5. Crack one egg and kneed into meat until well mixed
  6. Kneed in Brown Sugar to finish off meat mixture
  7. Take meat mixture and fill each pan half way. Press down the meat, spreading it out to touch each side. Evenly distribute the rest of the meat on  top filling the rest of the pan.
  8. Top each loaf with more BBQ sauce as much as desired.
  9. Place in oven and cook for about 30 minutes. I personally like my meatloaf medium rare – make sure to check temp. with an internal meat thermometer making sure it is cooked to par.
  10. Enjoy!

My Pairings

  • Roasted asparagus with olive oil, Himalayan  salt, and garlic powder
  • Roasted Cauliflower tossed in Himalayan Salt.

Let me know what you think! If you try it, post it and share it with me, I would love to hear your success!!