This post has been sponsored by The Kroger Co. Family of Stores in celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth. As always, all opinions are my own.
Mexican Street Corn Chicken Salad – All the flavors of Mexican Street Corn are mixed with chopped chicken breast and Greek yogurt to make a flavorful chicken salad that can be eaten as a sandwich or by itself.
Today we’ll be talking a little about my heritage so it only seems appropriate to send love to my home state of Florida as they bounce back from Irma. We were hit here in Georgia too, but not even close to how bad Florida was hit. My family is rebuilding just like the rest of you so stay strong – you are not alone in this!
Today’s post is the first of three celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from today, September 15th through October 15th. According to the National Hispanic Heritage Month website:
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.
In case you don’t remember, part of my heritage is Colombian. My parents were born in Colombia, though my dad’s family originally hails from Germany and the Netherlands. Needless to say, I have a whole melting pot of cultures that have molded me throughout my life.
I am so very proud to have been raised in a culture that was different from many of the students in my classes as a kid. I had a life at home that was unique to all my friends so they loved to hear about it. And let’s be honest, I loved talking about.
I have always been a strong believer that my unique heritage has made me much more open-minded and accepting of other cultures. So I am extremely thankful for the life I grew up with and will use this month to remember that.
I am happy to join Kroger in celebrating the cultures of all the Hispanic countries during this month. Each week during Hispanic Heritage Month, they’re highlighting the dishes of Hispanic countries and giving them a remix. This week it’s all about the flavors of Mexico.
So today’s post is a celebration of a traditional Mexican treat with an American twist. Say hello to my Mexican Street Corn Chicken Salad!