...a perfect opportunity to get together with friends!
Mexican Food and margaritas couldn't be easier, and I'm sharing ideas early enough
for you to call up your pals and get organized!
My friends don't mind helping out with menu items, they're just happy it's not at their house!
Ask someone to bring the appetizer, someone the dessert and you're set!
Kiddos are invited and this menu passed the test previously.
Today, this diy centerpiece idea and the menu.
For my Cinco de Mayo table setting and mini version of the centerpiece go here!
Have you seen this urn covered in rope? Isn't it cool?
It's from Martha, I couldn't find any instructions specific to the urn,
but instructions for other items she has covered in rope can be found here.
Tortilla Chips with Shrimp Ceviche Dip
Carnita Style Beef with Roasted Peppers & Onions
Homemade Refried Beans
Flour & Corn Tortillas
Cabbage Slaw with Radishes, Cilantro & Scallions
This menu and recipes are all from Pioneer Woman Cooks you can find them here.
I've made it all before, it's easy and delicious!
(all photos courtesy of Pioneer Woman Cooks)
The recipe says to cook the beef 1 1/2 hours, mine took much longer until
it was tender and easily shredded, closer to 3-4 hours.
To save time and keep it simple I purchased pre-packaged shredded slaw,
and added the remaining ingredients.
My crockpot recipe for Refried Beans
3 C. Pinto Beans
7 C. Water
1 Onion - chopped
4 Cloves Garlic
1 lb. Bacon
3-4 t. Salt
Put all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high 8 hours. Put through blender or food
processor or mash depending on desired consistency. Season to taste with additional
salt and pepper. These are a staple at our house and freeze well if placed in freezer
bags. Can be prepared the day before and refrigerated.
Invite sus amigos!