Cinco de Mayo dinner Saturday at Oxford’s Legion

OXFORD – On Saturday, May 7, from 5-7 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) of Fort Hill Post #376 will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a special Mexican dinner. Spanish for "fifth of May," this is a holiday usually held on the fifth, however, this dinner will be held on the first Saturday which happens to be this Saturday, the seventh of May, from 5 to 7 p.m., with take-outs only from 4 to 5 p.m. This is not just a dinner, it’s a Mexican “fiesta” and you’re invited to have a delicious, “festivo” meal, listen to Mexican folk and mariachi music, participate in a Mexican basket and quilt raffle, and enjoy very colorful decorations, all while supporting the educational and charitable ALA missions.

In celebration, Unit 376 Auxiliary members will be preparing food that will take your taste buds to sunny Mexico! There will be freshly made tomato salsa known as pico de gallo to nibble on with corn tortilla chips before the dinner. The entrée will be beef and chicken tacos, Mexican rice, and frijoles (beans). An alternate choice of a veggie enchilada made with black beans, sweet corn, and lots of gooey cheese has been added. Food will have just a little mild spice. There will be a -help yourself- taco toppings bar which will include real Mexican hot sauce to please those who like to “feel the burn.” To round out the dinner, there will be (at least) a couple of delicious desserts to drive you loco: Sopapilla cheesecake and Tres Leches cake or torta de tres leches (from Spanish, "three milks cake").

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