Dinner Conversation: The Derby and Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo DIY Decoration from You Are My Fave

Each week, we’ll round up posts, videos, and even playlists to entertain you while you cook, and provide conversation fodder for tonight’s Blue Apron dinner. Today we’re planning for this weekend’s events, The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo:

All the Mint Juleps – Huff Post Taste

  • The bourbon-based Mint Julep is the libation of choice at this weekend’s racing festivities in Kentucky and on the bar circuit everywhere. The basic version contains just booze, sugar, mint, and ice, and is served in a quintessential pewter cup. The Huff Post rounds up variations on this theme, perfect for toasting with on Derby Day.

Cilantro-Lime Quinoa – Two Peas & Their Pod

  • A Cinco de Mayo lunch or side that doesn’t contain your entire daily allotment of calories, this cinch of quinoa dish is a good addition to any Mexican spread or potluck, since it gives all eaters a little something healthy to nosh on.

How to Make Goat Cheese Guacamole – Weelicious

  • A guacamole variation that’ll inspire your Cinco de Mayo party guests to ask “what’s in this?” and then go in for another scoop. Only you will know the incredible answer: fresh goat cheese. Yum!

A Terrible Tortilla Joke – Adam Patch on Vimeo