A Crafter Needs to Eat

A Mexican Feast

I was going to blog about 3 more drawstring/project bags I made but I thought I would spare you from another one of those mind numbing posts for a day or so – ha! I’m currently working on the last 5 drawstring bags I had cut out and interfaced months ago before I broke my ankle. I am so excited to be done with them. I can’t wait to list them on Etsy and not think about making drawstring bags again for a LONG time!

So this post is about a get together we had with our friends F and M last evening – we had an amazing Mexican food feast!

My husband John is of Mexican decent (he is 1/2 Mexican, 1/2 Irish) and learned to cook green and red chili as well as other dishes from his Mexican grandmother. Our friends F and M are of Mexican decent and have much experience making authentic dishes they learned from relatives. We decided while meeting for drinks last week that it would be fun to get together and have a homemade Mexican food feast to include:

  • Homemade refried beans
  • Green Chili and Red Chili*
  • Tortillas (corn and flour)
  • Chili Relleno Poppers
  • Tamales (Red and Green Chili Tamales)
  • Open Faced Enchilladas
  • Posole (a hominy and pork based Mexican stew)
  • Homemade Guacamole
  • Various toppings/fixings

*Note: According to John, a native Coloradan, Colorado Green Chili is made with Hatch or Pueblo Green Chilis, tomatoes, pork, flour for thickening, salt, garlic and water; Colorado Red Chili is made from Red Chili Powder, browned flour, water, garlic, salt and ground hamburger. Arizona’s Green Chili does not have tomato; and New Mexico Green Chili has potatoes and is called “Green Chili Stew”.

Here are the Chili Relleno Poppers which contained Mozzarella Cheese, Oaxaca Cheese, Green Chilis, wrapped in an egg roll wrapper and deep fried:

They are served with Green Chili (“sauce”)*

*(According to John you are not allowed to call it “sauce”, you must call it “Green Chili” but I didn’t want to confuse you with the terms “Green Chili” and “Green Chilies”! John says Coloradans are very pretentious about their “Green Chili” and do not want it referred to as “sauce”. By the way “Red Chili” is what I used to refer to in my previous life as “Enchilada Sauce”…ha!)

Here are photos of the rest of the yummy Mexican Feast:

For dessert we served my homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies and Haagen Dazs Ice Cream:

And to close this post here is Mike the Miniature Schnauzer sitting between us as we all sat on the sofa (we served the food buffet style) watching the NBA Basketball Playoffs, trying to convince us to share our feast (we did not as there were no Schnauzer friendly foods on our plates, but he did get lots of pets from our friends while they ate…):

22 thoughts on “A Mexican Feast”

  1. Oh, now I’m a homesick Arizonan! LOL I love all that, and I can’t eat all of it now, but I can still have a few of those things in limited quantities, and all the guac and avocado I want! Yummy looking. In Arizona, call it what you want. We just like to EAT it! LOL

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  2. When I think about the word or food “sauce” now, I realise just how many different types there are and really they were probably never a “sauce” the marketers have just taken that to mean xyz …

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