It's not Mexican. It has salsa and cheese and tortillas, but it's not Mexican.
It was, however, pretty tasty. I started with a spicy tomato, cheese and spinach dip:
The dip was served with some garlic cilantro salsa and some
1 Jar of Salsa (16 ounces)
10 ounces of chopped frozen spinach
1 cup of milk
5 ounces of softened cream cheese
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
Splash of red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Just thaw out the spinach and drain it, and then toss everything into a dish and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Try not to exhaust yourselves with that extensive recipe, guys. Drink a beer while it bakes or something.
Everything else was make your own wraps. Whenever I cook for other people I like to make sure they can customize their meal the way they like it. Plus, now that I have some dietary restrictions I want to get to eat what I make without making everyone else suffer.
So tonight I baked up a big batch of spicy chicken and served that with bowls of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken, salsa, sour cream (just kidding! It was Greek yogurt, but don't tell anyone) and a mix of warm corn and flour tortillas.
I take this same idea and apply it to other gatherings for baked potato bars, ice cream sundae bars or dinners where you top your own pizza with fresh ingredients. I think guests like it, but maybe they are just upset because they have to make it themselves. Could go either way.
The only sad part about the evening was that while everyone was able to dig into drinks like this:
I was forced to abstain. I can technically booze it up again, but still not with anything gluten-y. Rude. I saw an ad for gluten-free beer but somehow that seems just wrong.
Are you adventurous when it comes to ethnic cuisine?
It depends. In a new country I like to try things because I may never have the opportunity again, but at home it's pretty boring. Plus, it can be hard to find a lot of authentic ingredients here in rural Georgia.
Has anyone ever tried any gluten-free beers or have any recommendations?
Until I hear about something amazing (or halfway decent) I guess I'll stick to my wine....