Working on Dinner Menu--Wanna Help?!

Question: Working on Dinner Menu--Wanna Help!?
I live in Texas and having small dinner party for a couple who are moving to Iowa in a month!. Want to serve a spicy southwest-style meal!.

So far on the menu:
Margaritas, of course
Guacamole & chips
Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

that's all that's certain!.!.!.would love to hear your ideas!.

garlic mashed potatoes
Grilled zucchiniWww@FoodAQ@Com

Sweet Corn Tamalito pie

5 tablespoons margarine, softened
1/4 cup masa (corn flour)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups corn kernels
1/2 cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 tablespoons milk

In a small mixing bowl, mix the margarine, masa and sugar using an electric
mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute!.

In a blender container, blend half the corn kernels with the water until
smooth!. Combine this mixture with the margarine mixture, stirring well!.

Add the remaining corn kernels, corn meal, baking powder, salt and milk and
mix well!. Pour the corn mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan!.

Tightly cover with plastic wrap or foil and steam by setting atop a medium
saucepan of water on top of the stove!.

Bring water to a boil and steam corn mixture for 50 minutes to one hour (check to see whether you might need to add more water), until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean!. The Tamalito should have a smooth,moist texture!.

Make sure the pan is tightly wrapped at all times!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Perhaps a enchilada dish to provide that last bit of southwestern kick before heading to Iowa where the food is bland!. Actually, I am sure there are plenty of places to eat Mexican food in Iowa but just in case!.!.!.and this probably could be served to any vegetarians at your party too!.

Stacked Cheese Enchiladas

1 dozen corn tortillas
1 ? cups La Victoria Enchilada Sauce
1 ? cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 ? cups green onion, chopped
***Include some of the green tops when chopping the green onion!.

Fry tortillas in oil and dip in heated La Victoria Enchilada sauce!.

Place one tortilla in a small, shallow, ungreased baking dish; spoon over
surface about 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar; about 2 tablespoons chopped
onion, and a little of the enchilada sauce!.

Add remaining tortillas, preparing each layer the same way!. Pour remaining
over stack, and top with remaining cheese!.

Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot!.
Cut in
wedges to serve!. Serves 4!.

"Sunset Mexican Cookbook, p!. 56"




4 servings


My version of Mexican cornbread
Follow the directions on 2 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix!. Reduce the milk by 1/3 and add one small can of creamed corn, 1/3 cup of green onion chopped, a dollop of sour cream, and about 1 tablespoon of hot sauce!. Mix well and pour into a greased baking dish or muffin pan!. Top with grated smoked cheddar or cojita cheese!. Bake as directed!.

Mexican corn on the cob

You could also do a tomatillo soup or poblano soupWww@FoodAQ@Com

Some semi-home made queso
My sil gave me this recipe straight from Texas!.!.!.!.

Huge bar of velveta with jalepenos
1 can of some kind of chunky tomato
spicey sausage (it doesn't matter what kind)

fry up that sausage in little pieces!.
melt that cheese, fold in the sausage and add some of the tomato to taste!.
Use tortilla chips!. it may not sound appetizing, but I'm telling you it IS to die for (or from)!.

Have a blast!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Maybe you could grill peppers and onions, have some warm tortillas, possibly some cojita cheese, cilantro and of course salsa, and people could assemble fajitas with the chicken!. I would definitely suggest either black or refried beans, and rice! Www@FoodAQ@Com

I will tell you a secret - when making Mexican one ingredient to add that gives alot of Flavor is "Cilantro"!. Another thing for your Menu Homemade Salsa, and Maybe a Cheese Dip!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Chilli powder add to everything best ingerident of all!Www@FoodAQ@Com

WITH THAT, i would do some Mexican rice, or red beans and rice!. also some mexi corn Www@FoodAQ@Com

make a big pot of Texas CHILI with meat!. Ribs, steaks (everyone bring their own) or chicken on the grillWww@FoodAQ@Com

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