Mexican Fiesta Time!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week, but life has have crazy…fun, but crazy.  Last week I took on the role of Super Auntie and watched my sister’s three little girls for 3 days while she vacationed in Mexico. Right when she returned I had a dinner party that I was catering that very day.  I worked for 12 hours straight and although I was dead tired I had a lot of fun.  I have been doing dinner parties for a group of three couples for their date night out.  We choose a different theme for each dinner party and this one was “A Mexican Fiesta”.  I had a great menu planned and the night was a hit!  We started the night off with Blue Corn Blinis that were topped off with Crab, Pico de Gallo, and Avocado crema.  Next I pulled out a hot Mexican layer dip that had refried beans, group beef and onions, green chile, cheddar cheese, taco sauce, and homemade guacamole.   

I then made the most delicious margaritas ever…Prickly Pear Margaritas.  Yes, they are pink AND delicious! The recipe will come soon in another post!

For dinner we went casual with grilled fish tacos, mexican rice, and fresh fruit.

And for dessert I made chocolate churros with milk chocolate peanut butter and chocolate ganache dipping sauces and flan.  Both desserts were out of this world yummy!  Homemade churros are so much fun to make and are a sure hit for a dinner party.  This flan I got off of Epicurious.com and I loved the recipe.  It was more of a twist between a creme brulee and a flan…creamy all the way through.  Definitely a keeper!

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23 Responses to “Mexican Fiesta Time!!!”

  1. Nicisme says:

    I wish I was a guest, it looks fabulous, especially those blue corn blinis!

  2. Emiline says:

    WHAT? This is crazy! I can’t believe how much good stuff you made. I would eat all of it and make a pig out of myself. I want that margarita recipe. Someday when you have time and feel like posting it of course. Wait, I don’t even know if we have prickly pear.

  3. Michele says:

    Everything looks really delicious! I understand about working around the kiddos timeframe!

  4. Tiffany says:

    Your food is almost too beautiful to eat…but of course I would eat every last bit of it!

  5. cakebrain says:

    Mmm. I’m hungry now.

  6. Jenny says:

    I seriously would have a hay day chowing on all of this food. Your blog is one of my all time fav’s Thanks! I just gave you an award on my blog, see link below. Have a great day!!

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  7. Kayli says:

    This looks amazing!! So good to see you in LB the other night! Its been a long time! Hopefully I can get some help in regards to a wedding around June of 09 :) I will keep you posted!

  8. grace says:

    oh, what i wouldn’t give to be able to partake of this meal. avocado crema, pico de gallo, layered dip, chocolate frickin’ churros–all absolutely incredible. if i were on death row (what a morbid thought), i’d want this for my last meal. awesome. :)

  9. Erin says:

    I’m impressed with the scope of your menu and the gorgeous photography. Incredible work!

  10. Melanie says:

    Wow–this dinner looks incredible!! I am shocked you could do it all with 3 little girls! YOu are a super Aunt!! Love your blog!

  11. Kevin says:

    That Mexican feast looks super tasty!

  12. Gigi says:

    What an awesome dinner party! The food looks sensational. :)

  13. farida says:

    Looks like you had a lot of work and fun at the same time:)

    Everything looks so delicious! Yum yum!

  14. sharon says:

    The blinis…the margaritas…the churros…I dont know what to comment on — it all looks AMAZING!

  15. Paula says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I could eat those blinis every day for the rest of my life! The entire feast is beyond incredible! Wow!

  16. Jenn says:

    Everything looks so yummy !

  17. Landa says:

    All of it looks delicious. I may have to try the blinis this weekend.

  18. OMFG – those blini look delicious. I’m drooling.

  19. nina says:

    ….and your guests all went crawling home. What an amazing spread!!!!!Wow!

  20. What a great party! Love the blinis. Corn and crab just go so well together.

  21. Mary says:

    This looks so good, Mel. And your flan- my grandma would be proud!

  22. Kathy Havins says:

    Looks great. Thank you for using the beauty of Desert Rose to set off your beautiful food.

  23. CARLY says:

    love your ideas! just became a follower!! where did you get the floral serving ware in this post?

    i love that you are my age and have made a nam for yourself in the ‘dessert world’…keep it coming! i am addicted!!!

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