Good Day Alabama: Cinco de Mayo Madness

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Good Day Alabama
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A Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Cinco de Mayo marks a major battle victory in Puebla during the Franco-American War. It was a turning point for the more novice & outnumbered Mexican army strengthening the resistance against the French. The holiday is actually more popular in the United States where we gather to salute Mexican culture by having a few friends over for a celebration featuring some of our favorite food flavors such as nachos, tacos & margaritas.

Host A Fun Fiesta

A classic margarita cocktail infused burger stars in this so-simple menu.
Add a few colorful linens for a spectacular gathering.

Turn up the Mariachi music & whip up a fresh 5-minute homemade salsa.
Simply pulse the ingredients in the food processor for quick dipping.
Brown lunch sacks hold tortilla chips with ease.

Get inspired by fresh produce & brighten up your space.
Sprinkle chili peppers & limes throughout your table for truly effortless style.

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Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickJalapeno-Margarita Chicken Burger Sliders
makes 6 to 8 servings

2 lbs ground chicken
1 cup fresh bread crumbs, packed
3 large garlic cloves, pressed
1 jalapeno, minced
1/4 cup tequila
1 tsp lime zest
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Vegetable oil
16 slider buns
Cilantro-Lime Mayo * Smashed Avocado

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
Shape into 16 patties. Place on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan & cover.
Chill for 30 minutes.

Dab a bit of oil over the bottom of a 10-inch cast iron skillet & heat over Medium-High.
Add 4 patties to the hot skillet & reduce the heat to Medium-Low.
Cover the skillet with a lid.

Cook 4 minutes per side or until a thermometer registers 165 degrees.
Repeat with the remaining patties,
dabbing oil over the skillet surface between batches & keeping the heat on Medium-Low.

Fill the buns with the burgers.
Top with the Smashed Avocado & the Cilantro-Lime Mayo.
Serve with Homemade Salsa & tortilla chips.

Grilling Instructions
Grill the patties over Medium-High heat {350 to 400 degrees}
4 minutes per side or until a thermometer registers 165 degrees.

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rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickCilantro-Lime Mayo
makes about 1/2 cup

1/2 cup mayo
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
A pinch of kosher salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
Use as directed.

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rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickSmashed Avocado
makes about 1 cup

2 firm, ripe avocados, diced & smashed
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp finely diced red onion
A generous pinch of kosher salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
Use as directed.

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rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickHomemade Salsa
makes enough to feed a crowd

A handful of cilantro leaves
1 large garlic clove, quartered
1/4 of a medium yellow onion, quartered
1/2 of a fresh jalapeno, quartered
4 lbs plum tomatoes, quartered
2 to 3 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
The juice from 1 1/2 limes
Tortilla chips

Pulse the first 4 ingredients in a food processor.
Add the tomatoes & process until well blended.
Blend in batches, if necessary.

Pour the salsa into a large bowl. Stir in the salt, the pepper & the lime juice.
Taste & adjust the seasonings… consider the salt level of the tortilla chips.

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{helpful advice}

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A stroll through the farm stand leads the way

Limes are a colorful & fragrant way to decorate tabletops.
Slice the citrus in half & place throughout the room.

Jalapeños & a variety of spicy peppers can really liven up a space.
Take a cue from their vibrant hue when choosing a color palate for your get-together.

Tuck the peppers between sweeps of twine that meander around platters of party fare.
Attach them to brown lunch sacks & fill with tortilla chips for an ultra casual touch.

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Pick-A-Pepper Serving

Fold the tops of brown lunch sacks over a few times.
Wrap with garden twine & tie a loose knot.
Snuggle a ramekin in the bottom of each sack to keep it standing upright.

Thread a large embroidery needle with butcher string.
Pierce the pepper with the needle twice & pull the string through the holes.
Snip the needle away with scissors.

Tie the pepper around the garden twine on the sack & secure with a double knot.
Trim up the string & fill with tortilla chips for festive serving.

Make the sacks up to a day ahead of time.


Jalapeño Heat Essentials

Most of the heat from jalapeños come from the seeds & membrane.
Follow these tips to gage the heat of a bowl of fresh flavor.

Remove the seeds & the membrane.

Remove half of the seeds & add the membrane.

Add all of the seeds & add the membrane.

Add the entire jalapeño.

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