Cinco de Mayo is this weekend, and I’m pretty excited about it. Any excuse to stuff my face with queso and margaritas – count me in! I don’t have a new Mexican recipe to share with you guys this week, but I didn’t want to let it slip by without sharing a few of my favorite recipes from the past.

If you’re still looking for ideas for your menu Saturday, look no further. These are all dishes I’ve made again, and again in my kitchen – and still can’t get enough of. Enjoy!

Beef tacos. One of my “go-to” meals on those nights I don’t feel like cooking, these beef tacos are a million miles away from the junk that comes in a box. I enlist the husbands help to fry tortilla shells, makes for a quick dinner.

My notorious chicken enchiladas with red chile sauce. My husbands favorite, hands down. Been making these forever, and for good reason. You’ll not find a better enchilada! Be prepared to be disappointed by any other enchilada in a restaurant – I don’t even bother ordering them anymore.

Ahh, guacamole. For someone who refused to even try an avocado, I’ve come a long way. I usually make up a batch of pico de gallo to go along with the guac. A tortilla chip can’t ask for 2 better BFF’s.

Carnitas. Beer braised. Crispy. Pork. Need I say more? Seriously, make this. Good in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, chimichangas. You’ll be eating off of it for a week!

Love, love, love this spanish rice. Goes with just about anything, and leftovers are fabulous in a burrito with some black beans.

These shrimp enchiladas have become my new favorite dinner. Words can’t express how delicious they are. This is what we’re having for dinner on Saturday night!

And, what’s Cinco de Mayo without something to wash it all down with. Going to pick up my first flat of local strawberries on Saturday morning, and I’m looking forward to making up a big pitcher of these that night. These strawberry margaritas are still going strong as my current drink of choice! Consider yourself warned, they go down too easy.