Last Friday, for our Family Night, we went with a Cinco de Mayo theme even though it was only Cuatro de Mayo!
Anyway, I made tacos for dinner - a family favorite at our home! And, made some tissue paper flowers for the table.
After dinner, we went outside to break a pinata! I found this at a thrift store for just $2 and I know we could have made one, but for the effort - it was worth the $2! It had an opening where I could add candy - but I decided to put something in we could enjoy as a family instead of the traditional candy.
I put a bottle of bubbles in and had a little handheld battery-operated bubble maker close by to use. Emily LOVES this and we have used the entire bottle of bubbles already!!
After that, we came in and I made sopaipillas! They were delicious and a great finish to our fun evening together!
2 c. flour
3 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 T. peanut oil (I just used vegetable)
3/4 c. water
Mix to form a soft dough. Let dough rest by making it a couple of hours ahead of time. Divide dough into four portions and form each portion ito a flattened round. Roll one portion at a time into a rectangle about 8x5x1/4 inch. Cut dough into four pieces from each portion. Slowly heat peanut oil in a saucepan to 385. When ready, add dough pieces, a few at a time and fry until pieces puff like pillows - about 1 minute. Turn and brown other side. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Serve with honey!