Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

It's Hispanic Heritage month, and at first, I wasn't sure what my association was with the holiday. No one in my family is Hispanic, and I speak only a little conversational Spanish. It occurred to me when checking my kitchen cupboards, however, that my life just wouldn't be as flavorful without the influence that the culture has had on American cuisine. Many of the items that we bring home from the store were originally made in Mexico, specifically, and we spend a good portion of our monthly grocery budget in the specialty foods aisle at my local Walmart.

Just look at what a typical trip to Walmart would get us:

As you can see, we enjoy salsas, juices, tortillas, cocoa, beans, peppers, chips, and more! They certainly help to give my meals more flavor, and my kids love eating all these foods, too!

This month, as you hear all the buzz about Hispanic Heritage Month, don't dismiss it just because of your own heritage. One of the great things about this country is the “melting pot” phenomenon, something that has allowed this Danish girl to fry up aebleskiver along while she snacks on Herdez salsa.

Do you enjoy these foods? What kinds do you buy at your local store?

*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.