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!