Clare really wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican feast this year. We decided to do it a couple days early – on May 1st. It is a bit hard to come by Mexican ingredients here, but there is a Mexican grocery store in Aachen. It is mostly intended for restaurants, so has stuff in pretty big quantities usually, but that’s okay. They are also usually only open Monday through Friday 9-5, but fortunately Clare had some time to stop by.
Per our usual dinner party strategy, Rob focused on cleaning house and drinks, while Clare focused on the food; Meg focused on decorations and games to play. Spencer spent the night at a friend’s house, so he wasn’t around.
The menu included:
- Tortilla chips with Vegan Queso Dip, salsa, and guacamole
- Jalapeno poppers
- Black beans
- Pulled chicken
- Mexican cabbage salad
- Traditional margaritas
- Virgin mandarin orange margaritas
For breakfast Thomas and Ulli made fresh blue corn tortillas with their tortilla press, and we used them, along with a bunch of the other leftovers, to make huevos rancheros.