We had our 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo party this weekend.
I had a great time preparing for it, planning the menu, decorating, plucking fiesta-ish flowers from neighbors gardens (with permission, don't worry..), but the best was time with friends,
sharing our home, and hosting with my man...oh and of course, delicious margaritas.
I loved it :)
I didn't get as many pictures as I'd hoped to (I'll be better about it next year), but here are a couple pics and a few snip-its about the menu:
|food table (dark, not very pretty picture :/) |
menu: fajitas, grilled veggies,
mexican rice, black bean salad, quesadillas, chips,
salsa, and guacamole
|food labels-limes and|
bamboo skewers...and "mexican" sangria bar in background.
sangria has oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and other goodies.
next time I think i'll add some brandy.
|living room with fiesta banner|
|peonies and cute margarita straws :)|
My very favorite brownies are ghirardelli dark chocolate brownies
with chocolate chips...from a box. Yep, I said it. They are dang good.
Trick: cook them 7 minutes less than the minimum cooking time says on the box.
I use a glass pan usually and the cook time says
45-50...no sirree, 38 minutes and those babies are perfect!
My ultimate treat is these dark chocolate brownies with a scoop of Bluebell homemade
vanilla ice-cream. That was before I had "Mexican-ized" these.
Recipe: add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to brownie mix. Follow all other instructions like normal. Try it, try it! So good and "fancy" in a split second.