We had a Cinco de Mayo celebration at work today. I was on the planning committee, so we played Cinco de Mayo jeopardy – there was so much about the holiday that I didn’t know, it was fun to share with my work group. For instance, did you know that Cinco de Mayo is not a national holiday in Mexico? It’s not their independence day… it actually celebrates a battle that Mexico won against France in 1862 where they were outnumbered by two to one. The first celebration in the U.S. was in California in 1863.
I celebrated again tonight on the driveway with neighbors, with a glass of red wine. But before the celebration, I made dinner. What else, but a recipe from my favorite recipe books… Hungry Girl’s sweet ‘n chunky chicken salad.
Pat was skeptical – he usually doesn’t do chicken salad or any other creamy “salad” but I convinced him to try a bite and he was sold! I think he liked the lemon pepper seasoning. With grapes, apple and cucumber, it was tasty on sandwich thins.
We’re doing a walking challenge at work for the next 8 weeks. They gave us pedometers to track our steps each day. I volunteered at the HSPCA tonight and thought it would be interesting to see how much I actually walk when I’m working there. In just a little over an hour I had walked about 4,000 steps, or 2 miles. Not bad!