Calling all Mexican food junkies: this one is for you! The holiday season is upon us, and that means it is time to start thinking about holiday gatherings and traditions. We love Mexican cuisine, so we thought it would be fun to highlight some traditions and recipes you can incorporate into your holiday celebrations.
This year, we’re challenging you to add a little spice to your holiday menu. If you think you are up for the task, try incorporating one of these holiday traditions and recipes centered around Mexican cuisine. They’re unique, fun, and most importantly—delicious.
Mexican Chip and Dip Movie Night
What better time than the holidays to treat yourself? This might not be the option that appeals to you the most if you’re on a health kick—but we’re betting there are holiday traditions out there that are worse on your diet.
This holiday season, celebrate the holidays with a Mexican themed chip and dip movie night. Grab a few of the people you love the most, make some guacamole, queso dip, and set out a few different flavors of Sweet Kickin Salsa with some tortilla chips. Pop in your favorite holiday movie and enjoy. It doesn’t get much easier (or much tastier) than that.
Throwing a Holiday Party? Try a Taco Bar
Making the same foods year after year can start to make you feel a little bit listless. Why not change it up this year and think outside the box? Tacos are always a crowd pleaser, not to mention that they’re extremely simple and easy to make.
Leave taco meat in a crock pot so it stays warm, and set out all the dry ingredients across the table or your island so people can help themselves to their own choice of toppings. Be sure to put out a few different flavors of salsa to accommodate different palettes and heat tolerances. Feeling extra fancy?
Try a walking taco bar. Rather than placing toppings in a taco shell, mix them into a bag of corn chips than eat with a fork. Guaranteed to make your holiday party a success.
Make Delicious Enchiladas for Your Holiday Meal
If you have multiple holiday dinners to attend (or even to host), you know that the food tends to be pretty much the same across the board.
Mexican food lovers can get a break from the traditional holiday spread this year with this holiday tradition grounded in Mexican culture. For one (or all) of your holiday gatherings, make a huge pan of enchiladas with rice and beans on the side. You’ll have less prep work than you would with some of the more traditional holiday recipes, and this option is much more cost effective.
Make Tamales with Your Family
Last but not least—get authentic this holiday season and make some tamales with your loved ones. This family activity is actually a very common tradition in Mexican culture. Of all the traditions we mentioned, this one is the most time-consuming. Think of it as a chance to bond with your family and make some memories, as well as a guaranteed snowy day activity.
Don’t forget to pick up a jar – or 3 – of Sweet Kickin Salsa at a Kansas City store near you.