Last Friday something beautiful happened. We all got together and created something wonderful: a Mexican feast. It all started last Monday when I was looking through a book called Possum Magic. It’s this very cute story about this Grandma Possum who turns her granddaughter invisible and then she has trouble turning her back. So they go around Australia trying different uniquely Australian foods to try to turn her back. Most of the stuff I had never heard of so I asked Angie about it. She explained most of them and then we got a map so I could see some of the different cities of Australia (I only really knew about Sydney). This soon prompted Angie to ask about America and as I was flipping through various books to find a map I found one which included information on both America and Mexico. I was instantly distracted by the local foods from Mexico including burritos, fajitas, etc. I love Mexican food and South Africa just doesn’t do it right. Forget American food (whatever that is) I miss Mexican food and so the idea for a Mexican Fiesta was born.
We went all out. We first made a list of all the things we wanted to make this included 7 layer dip, bean quesadilla (for our vegetarian friends), chicken fajitas, homemade guacamole and salsa and finally for dessert apple enchiladas. Needless to say, our shopping trip for supplies took a while. Charlotte was in charge of decorations but they didn’t have any Mexican piñatas which was heartbreaking and they didn’t have some of the essentials like black beans, or refried beans or even nachos. It was tragic. But we improvised with kidney and butter beans and plain plain potato chips (not the same I know but it’s better than nothing). It was still really good.
We all banded together to get the job done. We even had flowers on the table thanks to Nadia and my finance (he sent flowers for our anniversary J). We also had place mats and name plates. The end was a massive feast. I have included recipes if anyone is interested in having their own Mexican fiesta. I would highly recommend it.