On Saturday night, I had Must Be Thrifty, her boyfriend Cheap Geek, and our high school bestie L over for dinner. And it was a blast.
In typical fashion, I went a little bit bonkers with the amount of food I made. I have a tendency to panic that there won't be enough to eat, and make an extra dish at the last minute. This was no exception. I'm going to apologise in advance for the sucky photos. I was far too distracted to get out my SLR, but I DID remember to take photos on my phone. Still, the quality's pretty craptastic.
What did we eat? All the Mexican food ever, because I loves me some Mexican food. More specifically, we ate the following:
1. This guacamole. I apologise for the godawful photos in that post. I'd only been blogging for about three months at the time I wrote it, and didn't have my SLR at the time.
2. Elotes Callejeros. I used this recipe. It was pretty freaking spectacular.
3. and 4. Beef fajitas. I used this marinade with eye fillet, and it was AMAZING. And then I made frijoles, which you can see on the top. Except that I couldn't find dried kidney beans, so it was a lot more liquid-y than it should have been, and we had to serve them with a slotted spoon. Still, they tasted pretty awesome!
5. Aaaaaand finally, churros with chocolate dipping sauce (a block of 70% cocoa dark chocolate, mixed with enough butter to make it actually melt, a couple of teaspoons of vanilla essence, and a sprinkling of cinnamon).
Oh, and Must Be Thrifty made horchata and brought a bunch of these:
Jarritos! They're all pretty delicious, but the mango is definitely my favourite.
We ate at the posh dining room table, with candles and a tablecloth and generally pretended that we were grown ups, which we're totally not. As evidenced by the fact that we spent at least half an hour giggling like lunatics about things people say in their sleep, including but not limited to the antics of Sleep Talkin' Man.
Hosting a dinner party (101 in 1001 #3)? NAILED IT.