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Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #1: For a lighter chip, cut up strips of flour tortillas and bake them in the oven at 400 degrees. Pull them out when they begin to show patches of tan. Be careful, though, because once the darkening starts, it goes quickly. These are great for lighter snacks and provide an option for those that might be allergic to corn or need to stay away from salt. Not to mention they are DELICIOUS!

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #2: Turn a jar of cheap salsa into an impressive salsa ole! Take any jarred salsa (the cheap stuff is just fine for this…) It will act as a base only for the quick and simple salsa that you’ll create. In a separate bowl, finely dice your fresh tomatoes, onions, some green onions and ESPECIALLY some finely chopped fresh cilantro. Cilantro is an extremely inexpensive fresh herb that will turn a salsa (or any Mexican dish) from ‘Taco Bell’ to something you’d find at a nice, sit down Mexican restaurant. The ratio should be two tomatoes to one onion…with the green onion and cilantro there for color. Now, mix in some of the cheap salsa you bought to bind it all together. Give it a good stir and you’ve got a fresh salsa that your guests won’t be able to keep their chips out of. For best results, make the salsa 2-3 days in advance. Keep covered and refrigerated to allow the ingredients to combine their flavors and ‘meld’ into an incredible salsa!

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #3: If your avocados aren’t quite ripe, put them in a paper sack overnight. No room here to explain the chemistry, but by the next day, that once hard avocado will be soft and ready for your guacamole.

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #4: Don’t you hate how the top of your guacamole always gets that unappetizing brown color after a while in the fridge (even with a Tupperware lid on it)? Well, try this. Take a piece of cling wrap and push it on top of the dip, getting rid of as much air as possible. When you are ready to serve it, pull it out of the fridge and remove the cling wrap from the dip (and throwing it away). If some parts still turned a little tan, a quick stir is appropriate (the coloring doesn’t change the taste of the dip.)

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #5: Make your own churro flavored chips! Heat a pot of cooking oil on medium heat until a drop of water will pop when it hits it. Drop in 10-12 cut pieces of FLOUR tortilla (about chip size) into the oil and remove them once they are lightly brown. You’ll need some metal tongs to make sure the chips stay somewhat submerged during the process. Let them rest on some white butcher paper (folder over several times) or some paper sacks to dry off…but not before you sprinkle them (while still glistening wet from the hot oil) with a mixture of 10 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon. They are delicious when cooled down and are great for a light snack after a heavy meal.

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #6: Provide chocolate for dessert. Mexican food often lends a craving for chocolate immediately afterward. Though a lot is not needed as your guests will probably be full from the meal as Mexican food tends to be on the heavier side.

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #7: Serve your salsas and toppings in rectangular dishes. In this way, the RED salsa, the WHITE sour cream and the GREEN guacamole will look like the Mexican flag when they are placed together!

Mexican Fiesta - Cinco de Mayo Theme Party Food Ideas #8: Instead of putting your tortilla chips inside a boring bowl…serve them in a large Mexican sombrero!

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