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August in Mexico

August 31, 2010

We thought that it was probably too hot to go to Mexico, though, so we brought Mexico to us. I took a small break from the grill, and put a little shimmy in our dinner routine. We invited over a bunch of people, because Mexican food always tastes better in a large group (that’s my theory and I’m sticking with it), and here’s what we had:

Three-Minute Salsa, because how can you beat that.

At the farmers market a lovely couple was selling tomatillos, and were very excited to find out that I knew what they were, since apparently they spend a lot of time explaining what they are and how to use them.  Fresh Tomatillo Salsa joined its tomato-based cousin.  (And the next day, the two leftover salsas were combined into one brand new amazingly tart/sweet salsa.).

It wouldn’t be a Mexican feast without guacamole.

Over to the main course: chicken enchiladas. This is our house version, but there are so many great recipes to play around with, and it’s the very definition of crowd-pleasing.

And I’d been eyeing a recipe for Crunchy Taco Salad on Cookstr, since the cabbage we’ve been nurturing along in the garden needed a decorous fate, not just any old slaw. It was fantastic, and an excellent side dish-cum-main course, especially when there are vegetarians in the casa.

Fresh corn, just because.

And salad with ranch dressing, since my sister’s kids will only eat a vegetable if it’s coated in it, and I’m planning to see them soon, so getting my ranch dressing chops honed.

And then it was ice cream all the way, because I had run out of time.

Look how tired Cooper is from waiting for things to fall on the floor.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cath permalink
    September 1, 2010 2:21 pm

    Hey Katie – why haven’t you made this for us? We LOVE Mexican esp with a good margarita!!! Next time…

  2. Katie Workman, Editor-in-Chief permalink*
    September 1, 2010 2:33 pm

    Next time, I promise!

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