It may not be the typical holiday meals that most of your friends are serving, but your husband and your two daughters are looking forward to the handmade burritos that you have on the menu for Christmas Day!
After weeks of eating frozen turkey, stuffing, and mashed potato leftovers after Thanksgiving, your family made you promise that you would not be remaking any of those items for the Christmas weekend. Moving completely away from what you normally serve for your family holiday meals, you have decided that you will provide an offering of Mexican cuisine for once. From handmade burritos to refried beans to everyone’s favorite taco bar setup, the Mexican dishes that you will serve your family on Christmas Day will be delicious, even if they are not the typical items that you usually serve.
Popular Mexican Restaurants and Homemade Mexican Food Can Help You Celebrate Any Holiday
For many people, every day is the right kind of day for a Mexican fiesta. Understanding the nutritional benefits of Mexican food is just one of the reason that most people like authentic home cooked Mexican foot instead of settling for over processed fast food Mexican options. Consider these facts about the Mexican food that so many people like and the impact that those choices have on the nation’s economy:
- 10% of all the restaurants in America offer Mexican food option, making Mexican the most popular style of international cuisine in the country.
- 71% of American households enjoy Mexican ingredients and food.
- There were 38,000 Mexican restaurants in America as of 2011.
- 75% of consumers indicate that they are looking for new flavors in ethnic cuisines, and 66% of these same consumers want unfamiliar foods and bolder flavors.
- 67,391 restaurants in the U.S. that serve a burrito.
- First appearing in the 1940s, the invention of Tex-Mex is one of the best examples of our nation’s integration with our neighboring country, as Texas actually touches Mexico, and the cuisine is a fusion of the two.
- Supassing ketchup and mayo, salsa has become the number one condiment nationwide. As of the year 2010, tortillas have now been outselling hot dog buns.
If you are looking for a change from the traditional holiday meals maybe it is time that you pull out the recipes for your favorite handmade Mexican food items.