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Old 05-11-2006, 10:27 PM   #11
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I had done a Mexican theme baby shower last summer for my sister in law. We had about 60 people and everyone had a great time. Here is what was on the menu and yes we made it all at home.

Beef Enchilada Casserole - It was enchiladas but not rolled just layered tortilla, chilli (I had cooked my beef in a rich chili like sauce) cheese and continue.

Chicken Fajitas - Chicken was grilled, sliced and stirred with grilled peppers and red onions and placed in a tray. I kept it warm in warming tray. Also kept tortillas warm in my warming drawer

Corn Bread

Spanish Rice - Vegetarian

For Appetizers I made a fruit salsa (peaches, mangos and pineapples with all the other goodies like chillies, cilantro, garlic etc.)

My sister in law made a really nice cream cheese dip mixed with some salsa

I made some patties made with mashed potatoes, lots of corn and bellpeppers and shredded chicken. I coated them in cornflour and dipped it in egg and fried them. They were mini sized and I made them ahead of time (approx 150 of them) and froze them. I reheated them in the oven and they were perfect

Made a punch with mango tang, slice orange and pineapple juice. It was all a big hit.

The fajita was served with guacamole, shredded cheese, lettuce and sour cream on the side. People added whatever they wanted.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:02 PM   #12
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wow! these are all great! i really want to try them all...thanks, u guys....

Charlie D, im going to look for your previous post too...
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:04 PM   #13
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Wow! I'm psyched for you. I'm cutting and pasting because I plan to have themed parties this summer and I'll def. be doing one of these. Let us know what you decide and how it turns out.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:16 PM   #14
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will sure do... :) its stll a bit early here...but im itchin' to go shopping now and try these recipes... :)
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:18 PM   #15
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And if you remember try taking some pics to show us too. We love seeing peoples hard work.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:23 PM   #16
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SHRIMP AND AVACADO PICCO DE GALLO

1 cup shrimp boiled and seasoned in shrimp boil (Chopped)
1 large avacado
1 large tomato
1 medium onion
cilantro
lemon
2 jalepenos diced (keep seeds)

Chop all your ingrediants. Mix in a bowl add salt and ground pepper to taste.
Place in the fridge for about 2-3 hours before you serve. Garnish with finely chopped parsley. Crackers, on the Border tortilla chips, or on your tacos, tostadas, etc. Enjoy your dinner.
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:41 PM   #17
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mmmm...sounds good, quizzie...THANKS :)
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:49 PM   #18
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what about chimichangas? anyone know how to cook this one?

thanks :)
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:40 PM   #19
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what about chimichangas? anyone know how to cook this one?
Basically - a chimi is just a deep-fried burrito. I've had them prepared about as many different ways as places I've eaten them! Beef, pork, chicken (ground, diced, pulled, shaved) - variations in sauces, amount or type of beans, onions and garlic, cheeses. You might check out some of the recipes here for an idea.

Quizzie's "SHRIMP AND AVACADO PICCO DE GALLO" gives me an idea of something to try ... a mixture of shrimp, crab, red snapper, onion, garlic, cheese sauce and avacado filling topped with a cheese and sourcream sauce. I'll have to think about it ...
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"Another thing that I forgot to tell you all." If you are having Seafood instead of Mexican food. Take any of your favorite Cocktail sauce and mix this recipe with it. omiting the tomato's. Chop all your veggies real fine. Add a couple of dabs of Tabasco sauce to taste. You can also add Horse radish. Play with it. It is a good recipe. I like it as a Shrimp cocktail and the Jumbo shrimp on the outside of the glass dish. Or on a tortilla chip.
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