Monday, May 18, 2015

Mexican Fiesta

On Cinco de Mayo I hosted a girl's supper club with a few of my good friends.  We do this once a month and switch off houses.  I was beyond excited to have May for my month because we all know I am Mexican obsessed.  I wanted to share a few recipes and what I did for the supper club.

Most of my serving dishes are Terrafirma and from The Open Door Shop.  The pineapple dish is also from there. 
Table Runner and Napkins are World Market
Pink plates are Crate and Barrel and pink wine glasses are vintage, an estate sale score.

I decided to cook beef and chicken tacos for the main dish.  Matt cooks the perfect ground beef taco so I let him handle the beef.  I found the chicken recipe on Pinterest.  I wanted a crock pot one that could cook all day and simmer.  It was so simple and delicious.  I served the tacos with shredded lettuce, shredded Monterrey jack ( I always shred my own) and pickled onions (recipe here)

I also made homemade Salsa Verde.  I make a big batch of this so we always have it on hand for our taco nights.  It is super easy and tastes so much better than the jarred kind.  I also add an extra jalapeno in ours and use less cilantro.

For sides I decided to do beans and a corn salad.


I also found the bean recipe on pinterest but made a few changes.  I ended up simmering mine for longer so I had to add more beer.  I also added crumbled queso fresco.

The corn salad recipe is from my dear friend Val's blog.  It is so light and fresh!  It saves well too,  you can make this a day ahead- but it is best at room temperature.  I left out the avocado because we were having guacamole.

I set up our bar with wine and skinny margaritas. I made a batch of jalapeno and regular ones.
For my skinny ritas I do 2 shots of tequila. the juice of one lime, and about a teaspoon of honey or agave nectar per drink.  If you are making the spicy version just slice one jalapeno and shake it up in your shaker.  Beware the longer the mixed drink sits the spicier it gets.


I used a new tequila T1.  It was perfect for margaritas and very smooth mixed together.  However if I am going to just sip it straight I prefer the Casamigos Represado, it is my favorite tequila (thank you George Clooney).


Plated tacos.  I served corn and flour shells and let everyone assemble their tacos who they like them.

 A few of my favorite ladies and best friends.  They bring so much laughter and light into my life.
My dress is sold out in the green but I found it in the purple version here .








18 comments:

Ally Harding said...

I love your presentation and all the food looked so delicous! I don't even like margaritas but they're sounding real good right now!
Ally - Life as I know it

Ashley said...

Wish I was having this for dinner tonight! Everything looks delicious!

Portuguese Prepster said...

These recipes all sound fantastic - can't wait to try some of them.

Carey Barsotti said...

This looks delicious (and gorgeous)! I think I'm going to copy the menu for company coming in this weekend. Did you have lots of leftovers from your group? Trying to decide if I need to double the recipes...

caycee said...

Why can't we live right beside each other?!? Still dreaming about this dinner!!

Erica said...

Is that Crystal on the right? It has to be. We went to high school together!

Jillian said...

i love that pineapple bowl! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Priscilla - The Wheelchair Mommy said...

I love jalepenos (I'm seeing a theme here with you ;-) ) and I love margaritas but I have yet to try the two together. Maybe some day.

I love the idea of your super club. FUN!

Colleen Sullivan said...

I love a good Cinco de Mayo Party! I love how you kept the toppings options simple -- I always go over board! Checking out the pickled onion recipe now!

Kelly Emerine said...

I cannot wait to try this menu!!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

This looks delicious! Mexican is my favorite, luckily for me my fiance makes amazing Mexican food. :)

Ryan Flowers Smith said...

Everything looks delicious! And I love all of your serving pieces!

Ryan Smith | A Polished Palate

Taylor said...

Um can I come next time? This is my dream meal. All of it! I must add that mexican corn salad to my list of things to make!

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Val said...

I could eat all of this on a daily basis. nom nom nom

Lauren Vance said...

All that food looks amazing Natalie! I saw your sold-out green Mara Hoffman dress is now on Rent the Runway! I just rented a MH romper this past weekend - love her prints!!!

Nat said...

Can I join your supper club?! Everything looks delicious!!

Holy City Chic | Megan said...

This looks so, so good! Love the dishes, too!

From Valeries Kitchen said...

Hi Natalie. A reader just left a comment saying they came over from this post. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos - thanks for linking over :) I'm glad she let me know about your site...love it!