In Texas we know how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It is a day made for TexMex favorites, margaritas and fun.
Around here, that’s no problem. A handwoven rug that serves as a table topper is the backdrop for colorful dishes which create the feeling but but happen not to be from Mexico. (Is that cheating?) Rather they are Fiesta wannabes picked up at a thrift shop and fun pieces from Italy.
The glasses, well, they are a purchase from a parks fundraiser oh so many years ago, but they fit right in and add their own touch of whimsey.
What is authentic is the centerpiece featuring pieces collected from various trips to Mexico.
The family of figures wear handwoven clothing
which just might have been made by the village weaver working on a very primitive backstrap loom. When I see how some fabrics are made, I stand in awe because my studio setup is so sophisticated.
Putting this table together was so much fun because it says a lot about my interests in weaving and color and texture and whimsey.
For dinner it’s King Ranch Casserole, a real Texas favorite chock full of chicken, tortilla strips and jalapeño peppers. It’s so good I think I’ll tempt you to come back tomorrow for the recipe.
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