1. Cutting out some papel picado to string as a banner in our home. I lived in Mexico for a short time, and seeing these colorful banners bring back the most delightful memories imaginable. To make them, all you need is colorful tissue paper, scissors (or an exacto knife), and string. Fold the rectangular tissue paper in fourths or eighths, then cut out whatever shapes you fancy, just like making snowflakes. You can scallop the edges if you like. Then, fold the top of each one over your string, and attach with glue or staples.
fish taco. Regardless of your choice of meat, I say all you need for delish tacos are warm corn tortillas, cabbage, and pico de gallo.
My pico recipe:
diced tomatoes (I usually go with Roma this time of year)
Honestly, only you know what portions to use. Start with about 25% as much onion as tomato, and then taste it. Add more onion if it's lacking bite. Use as much cilantro as tastes right to you. If it tastes bland, you need more lime and salt. A hefty pinch of sugar will be perfect. And, if you like it a bit more spicy, use a serrano pepper--just make sure to remove the seeds before you mince it up or it will be a lot more spicy! I like to mix the pico up with my hands, squeezing as I go. This helps release all the juices from the tomatoes, plus it's good, messy fun.
3. Teaching the boys a bit about the holiday and its significance, and helping them learn a few new words in Spanish.
How will you be celebrating?