Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 2nd, Texas Independence Day

Today March 2nd, 201. 175 years ago, Texas officially declared itself independent from Mexican rule. In 1845, Texas became an official US State. I have only been to Texas once but I can tell you that is a beautiful part of this country and is home to a fabulous cuisine. The influence of Mexican flavors is widely evident on menus and in home cooking around the state which is where the term Tex-Mex comes from. Texan food with a Mexican flair. We have a whole bunch of delicious Tex-Mex recipes at The Family Kitchen and they are perfect for any Texas Independence Day celebration. I am also sure there are a lot of Tex-Mex recipes we haven’t written about yet.

A handwritten document proclaiming Texas was freeing itself from rule by Mexico is 175 years old.

Wednesday was Texas Independence Day. It was March 2, 1836, when historians believe the original and five copies of the declaration were made and signed.

Only the original remains. The pages are on a now rare public display into April at the Texas Archives and Library in Austin.

Texas became a U.S. state in 1845.

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