Updated: May 13, 2020
Let the fun begin.
Carianne went with the classic salsa bar, bright colors and southwest fun! She is our stager extraordinaire! Taking a basket she had at home and some cute plants she made this set up which invites you in to sample to goodness and her family was very happy to participate! May people don't know, but Carianne is often our go-to graphic artist as well. you will find evidence of this in the cute tee-shits she creates and the designs she does for custom saying in our crate boxes. If you want it custom, most likely shes is the one fulfilling that special request.
Griselle, Choose to stay true to her roots and make a delicious authentic meal complete with homemade salsa! (Recipe below!) she added her usual boho flavor and the cutest dolls which are in our southwest crate. We learned a funny thing this year from Griselle, did you know that Cinco De Mayo is not really celebrated in Mexico? She did not grow up with it as a major holiday, only in America do we celebrate the day so big!! We just really love our tacos. HA.
Recipe for Mario's Salsa:
4 Tomatoes- Dice
1 Red Onion- peel and dice
3 Garlic Cloves- Peal, Dice
3 Jalapenos - take off the stems and take out the seeds
1/4- 1/ cup Cilantro- Cut up
3 Table spoons Lime- Juiced
Dice all the ingredients and toss together for a super fresh and zesty party in your mouth and on the table!
Brigette couldn't help herself and made a whole buffet of goodness for her family- because she is all about the food. Carne asada, mexican street corn, smoked guac, beans, rice and salsa. She pulled the plants from all over her house and put them in the middle. A black table clothe over the kitchen island and the famous runner down the middle. Not pictures but done, was a table runner drooping from the ceiling as well.
HD_BBQ: Smoked Guac Recipe:
4 avacadoes cut in half, pitted, and smoked for 15-20 minutes on the smoker
1/4 of a red onion diced
1/2 to a whole Jalapeno diced
1 large or several small tomatoes diced
1/4 cup frozen or fresh corn
1/2 bunch cilantro chopped
1/2 TBL garlic
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Chili powder
Salt to taste- start with 1 tsp.
1 TBL lime juice ( or 1-2 small fresh squeezed limes)
Smoke those avocados, mash them in a bowl, fold in other ingredients. I use more salt and lime then recommended-but make sure to try your guac with the chips you will be using. Chips vary in salt content and you do not want to over-do the salt. If the guac does not have enough punch consider adding more spice (Jalapeno), acid (Lime) and then salt.
Our favorite savory dish of the night was the Mexican Street Corn. Check out this fabulous recipe by: Sunday Supper movement
We ended the night with an Ice cream bar. If you ask my kids what one of their favorite part of visiting Mexico last fall was? Thriftys ice cream.
So, if you want to see the magic that was inspired by this fun experiment- head on over and check out our South West inspired crate right here and make sure you tag us in all our Cinco De Mayo inspired nights!