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Old 09-28-2017, 07:23 PM   #1
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Lunch with mother-in-law

We're going to my mother-in-law's house for lunch on Saturday. She's making her "famous" (according to my husband) taco salad and I am tasked with bringing a side dish to complement the meal. No guacamole recipes or salsa recipes, please, I need something to IMPRESS! Maybe ceviche? What goes with a low-rent entree like taco salad?

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Old 09-28-2017, 07:36 PM   #2
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I guarantee that you won't make points playing the one-upsmanship game with your MIL.

I would relax, take lots of premium tequila and a Dulce de Leche or a Tres Leche cake for dessert!

https://www.verybestbaking.com/recip...che-cream-cake

https://www.verybestbaking.com/recip...el-tres-leches

Good luck!
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:43 PM   #3
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I truly never pictured taco salad as a low-rent dish..

But, then again, I'm easily pleased...

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Old 09-28-2017, 07:57 PM   #4
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Ceviche is high-risk, IMO. People love it or hate it.

I agree with Aunt Bea on one of those cakes, or some flan for dessert.

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Old 09-28-2017, 08:41 PM   #5
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A dessert might be the best idea! Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:47 PM   #6
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Perhaps I was a bit harsh with the "low-rent" comment, and I'm sure Rose's is delicious. It just seems to me, and yes I AM a bit of a snob, that throwing some lettuce, cheese, ground beef and taco sauce isn't exactly a gourmet dish.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:50 PM   #7
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LOL, not trying to one-up her, just trying to make a good impression. My sole bond with Rose is food, (well, and my husband, of course), so that's kind of how we communicate. I can't talk religion, politics or LGBT stuff with her, so we talk about pork. Or beef. Or bread. Or whatever else you can put in your mouth that's not connected to a live body!
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:09 PM   #8
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LOL, not trying to one-up her, just trying to make a good impression. My sole bond with Rose is food, (well, and my husband, of course), so that's kind of how we communicate. I can't talk religion, politics or LGBT stuff with her, so we talk about pork. Or beef. Or bread. Or whatever else you can put in your mouth that's not connected to a live body!
Dude, that last sentence is inappropriate.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:13 AM   #9
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He said side dish. Don't know if I'd make a dessert without checking with MIL, as technically that's not a side. Not really sure what I'd make as a side either as taco salads can have corn and beans in them. Maybe something with chayotes? We make a vege with sauteed corn and chayote with just a little oregano (or epazote if we have), S and P, but there are lots of other recipes out there. I'd be asking my husband questions about the taco salad since apparently you've never had it.
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You could make some low rent, refried black beans or Mexican rice.
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I apologize sincerely for offending you, and anyone else who read this post and was offended. Sometimes my filter fails and my humor sinks to "wildly inappropriate." I had no intention of offending anyone. Please accept my apology, and I will do my very best not to repeat this poor judgement in future posts.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:57 AM   #12
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I'd just make a grilled corn dish. Quick and easy. Grilled corn off the cob, onion, bell pepper, etc.

Oh, and I thought your joke was funny. Inappropriate, maybe. But still funny.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:14 PM   #14
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Lunch with mother-in-law

Mexican esquites (corn soup) or street corn, chiles rellanos.
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Mexican esquites (corn soup) or street corn, chiles rellanos.
That reminds me, I need to make this sometime: Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites) Recipe

This would be easy to take to a lunch.
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That reminds me, I need to make this sometime: Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites) Recipe

This would be easy to take to a lunch.
That is a good recipe... I've made it during fresh corn season and also with TJ's frozen roasted corn.. Both are delicious..

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Another thought would be Jamaica, a pretty tea made from hibiscus flowers. While not a side dish, it's a very refreshing drink.
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Another thought would be Jamaica, a pretty tea made from hibiscus flowers. While not a side dish, it's a very refreshing drink.
That would be a nice surprise, along with the side dish.
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Guacamole ( and a bag of good chips)

Cornmeal muffins, some with slivered jalapenos.

My vote leans toward GG's Mexican Street Corn Salad.
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