5.15.2019

Entertaining: Mother's Day Dinner Party

            Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a great week! I wanted to pop on and share the fun Mother's Day dinner I hosted with several of my friends last week. There were 7 of us total and we thought it would be fun to get together for Mother's Day and also do a "favorite things" party. I have never been to a favorite things party and it was so much fun! Everyone bought "2" of their favorite things they enjoy such as something to cook with, makeup, hair products, books, etc. The sky is the limit and then you draw names and each person goes home with "2" new favorite things. It was a lot of fun!

          On the menu for dinner was a Mexican spread that I put together. We had a taco bar, Mexican layer dip, and a black bean & corn dip. For dessert, I made everyone their own personal bundt cake to take home or for dessert. I hope you enjoy this post and thank you for stopping by! Here are the dip recipes from the night and a little about my Mexican menu!

Dinner Menu:

Taco Bar:  Beef tacos & shredded chicken tacos with toppings 

Chips & Queso with Salsa 

Mexican Layer Dip: Which has a refried beans layer, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa with toppings

Black Bean & Corn Dip: It's a great cold but light summer Mexican dip which is always a crowd pleaser

Dessert: 

French Vanilla Almond Mini Bundt Cakes with a chocolate buttercream 

Tablesetting: 

Pink & White theme with pops of color & flowers from our rose bush


Mexican Layer Dip Recipe:

Ingredients:
-1 can of refried beans
-1 taco seasoning packet
-1 8 oz package of cream cheese 
-1 medium size container of sour cream
-1 medium size container purchased or homemade guacamole
-1 medium size container purchase or homemade salsa
Toppings of your choice: I used black olives, shredded mild cheddar cheese,  & cilantro 

Details:
-combine the taco seasoning, cream cheese, and refried beans and place in the bottom layer of your dish or trifle dish
-next, layer on the sour cream
-then, layer on the guacamole & salsa
-then, add your toppings 
-serve with tortilla chips 

Black Bean & Corn Dip Recipe: 

Ingredients:
(I doubled this recipe for a larger mixture)

-1 can of black beans rinsed and drained 
-1 can of sweet corn drained 
-1 green pepper chopped
-1 red onion chopped
-2 roma tomatoes chopped
-1 small bunch of cilantro 
-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-salt & pepper to taste
-1 juice of a lime 


Details:
-start by adding in your beans & corn to medium size serving bowl
-chop up your red onion, green pepper, roma tomatoes, and cilantro
-add everything to serving bowl 
-then add in you olive oil, salt & pepper, and lime juice and mix well with spoon
-I placed this in the refrigerator for 2 hours for the lime juice to soak in but you can serve immediately as well either way 
-serve with tortilla chips 













































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