Friday, May 3, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Ideas


With the nice weather we are having, it is not unusual to find me on my patio in the early evening with a magazine or a book and a drink in my hand. It might be iced tea, or depending on my mood, it might be a fun cocktail. Of course, I don't want to ruin my carb count for the day, so I am always on the look out for something that is low carb, yet still delicious . This Skinny Citrus Margarita was a drink I tried last summer and it is so good. The recipe can be found here ( and would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo, if you are watching your carbs like me. All the flavor of a margarita, but only 12 carbs!

Another great recipe for Cinco de Mayo is my Oven Baked Fajitas. So easy and really good. For dessert, try my Skinnygirl Margarita Cake - perfect to take to a party.

A lovely spring day in May - sitting in a comfy chair on my patio, sipping a drink, enjoying the sun and the forsythia in bloom :-)

I am linking this post with Kelly's Korner, Show us your Life series - mothers of teens. There is still one teen in our family at this point. My daughters are 23 (Megan) and 19 (Melissa) and move in and out of my empty nest as college semesters end and job opportunities arise. In order to get to know me better, as a parent of college age daughters, you can read some of my favorite parenting posts here and here and here.

Have a great weekend!


{Linking with these friends}

Gooseberry Patch

Make Ahead Meals

Rattlebridge Farm

This Gal Cooks

Back For Seconds

Mom's Test Kitchen


Semi Homemade Mom

Barns and Noodles

Between Naps on the Porch

Savvy Southern Style



  1. Looks and sounds good . . . I saved the recipe into my Paprika . . . love that app!

  2. Vicky... That margarita looks delish. Will definitely try your recipe. Your girls are darling!!

  3. That drink looks lovely and I love your photo with the forsythia in bloom:) Have a great weekend!

  4. Looks wonderful. We moved CC from her dorm apartment yesterday and I am exhausted but am back online-my pc crashed. So great to be visiting with you my friend, hugs.

  5. Love a margarita....the idea of sitting outside with a cold drink is devine! My girl comes home from college next week...can't wait.

  6. Vicki, what pretty girls! YUMMY! your Citrus Margarita sounds delicious. I am a HUGE southwest foodie so your fajitas are a must try! Happy Cinco De Mayo day!

  7. Hi Vicki - I have an Adirondack chair under a big old maple that is my "go to" spot at the end of the day - magazine/book and a drink in hand. Will have to try these margaritas - it's one of my favourite cocktails.

  8. Hi Vicki, Love the photo! Your margarita recipe sounds wonderful. We plan to do a little Cinco De Mayo celebrating this weekend ~ I'll have to had this in as a drink option! Have a fun weekend!

  9. This looks delicious. Cant wait to make one! Thanks for sharing.!

  10. This looks so good Vicki! Your daughters are beautiful! I am not looking forward to the empty nest stage at all! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  11. Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Mondays~ Paula

  12. Your daughters are gorgeous! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I just started following yours. I can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

  13. These recipes look delicious!! Your garden looks beautiful! It's so cool here in MO today - mid 50's. It's supposed to warm into the 80's by May 5th so maybe we'll be able to enjoy these recipes outside then. Happy weekend!


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