{Meal Planning} Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu & Cinco de Mayo Menu – Week of May 1

April showers bring May flowers and the Jasmine is in full bloom in Tampa Bay and blowing through my mind.

On Saturday, the family and I visited Tampa’s Riverfest, a family-friendly festival along the Riverwalk adjacent to the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. Although the Riverfest has points of interests all along the 2.4 miles Riverwalk path, we partook in the festivities at Curtis Hixon Park and the Waterworks Park.

By following the sidewalk along the north end of the Riverwalk, we had the chance to experience and explore a new-to-us side of Downtown Tampa while offering the kids an opportunity to play two at different parks less than half a mile apart.

The north end Riverwalk also led us to Ulele and its award-winning craft beer brewery, which paired perfectly to a warm day at the park. During our visit, we happened upon a brewery tour where my husband could finally meet the man behind the beer curtain and hear Tim’s first-hand accounts and passion for crafting Ulele’s beer.

Ulele Brewmaster

It also offered an opportunity to sample Ulele’s newest beer Tap #7 – a honey lager aged in a Four Roses Bourbon. While I prefer lighter beers on a warm day, I found this beer to be very refreshing and not too heavy and the bourbon added a nice complexity.

Ulele Craft Beer

Speaking of lighter beers, we also had a chance to sample a soon to be released beer for Cinco de Mayo, a lager similar in taste to Corona Light and surprisingly only 92 calories! It just needed a lime.

After our tour, we ordered Ulele ice cream for the kids and headed on our way back to Curtis Hixon on a Water Taxi. It was a gorgeous Riverfest day!

Since Ulele has a taste of Cinco de Mayo on tap, I should share my favorite Tex-Mex dishes for Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de MayoFor Breakfast…

Strawberry Avocado Lime Smoothie

Strawberry Avocado Lime Smoothie - Run DMT

For Dinner…

Roasted Vegetable Mexican Lasagna

For Dessert…

And of course, we can’t forget the Margaritas!

Florida Cane Orlando Orange Vodka Margarita - Run DMT

 What’s on your Cinco de Mayo menu?

Eat Tacos

Here’s our dinner menu for the rest of the week.

Sunday – Grilled Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

Meatless Monday –  Caprese Sandwiches

Tuesday – (Brinner) Veggie Omelets

Wednesday – Philly Cheese & Chicken Sandwich

Thursday – Ground Turkey Tacos

Friday – Pizza

Pinning and Planning - Run DMT What recipes are you pinning and planning for dinner this week?  What’s on your dinner menu?

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    • Denise says:

      That Mexican vegetable lasagna is a winner. If you try it, I recommend using the Frontera Roasted Vegetable salsa. You can find that salsa at Publix in the ethnic aisle.

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