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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

mexican night







our neighbors and good friends, jennifer & elise, have decided that one night a week we would cook for each other. this week was my turn, next week is their turn. i decided to do a cute mexican night. the food was delish!

i used lesie's guacamole. which is so so amazing. i also used leslie's homemade tortilla chips. im pretty much in love with her blog at the moment.

GUACAMOLE:

2 ripe avocados

1/4 onion, finely minced

1/2 large ripe tomato, diced into small pieces

a handful of cilantro, chopped

the juice of half a lime

a pinch of salt

Place the meat of the avocados in a medium bowl and roughly mash with a fork.

Add in the onion, tomato, cilantro, lime and salt. Mix together.

HOMEMADE TORTILLA CHIPS:

Tortillas

cooking spray

salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the tortilla in strips or pie shapes (whichever you prefer) Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and lay the tortilla strips down on it. Spray the tops with cooking spray too and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until starting to turn golden. Eat warm.


for the adorable taco bowls, i found this cute idea on annie's blog.

TACO BOWLS:

place a warmed, lightly oiled tortilla in between the cups of an overturned muffin tin. Bake at 425˚ F for 8-10 minutes. fill it with taco stuff after! :)

and i just used fresh shredded cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato!

it was super fun and pretty cute!

4 comments:

Michele said...

Ah! I love this and I'm super hungry now. :) High five on the awesome food pictures too! :)

Courtney said...

wonderful presentation! it all looks terrific and much better than your last creation :)

Couture Cupcakes said...

omg!! that is soooo cute!!!!! can't believe you didn't send me these! will all 3 of you make me din when i come down ?!?!

maNda said...

Thanks!!

@hayley- of course we will make you din. :)