Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Definitely Mexican !

While visiting my daughter last week, we had a birthday party for my son-in-law. Now you must understand, my girl loves putting together a party! My regret is that I don't have better pictures to show you. When I finally got around to taking pictures, I was in hurry mode. We went with Mexican, because it was easier to feed a crowd on a budget. Above are the table covers I hemmed out of bright fabric. She now has two long table covers to use again.

Pretty flowers she brought home from the garden shop where she works. We just popped these into my metal basket w/ a little bright tissue and ended up with a cheery table centerpiece. They also ended up being part of my Mother's Day gift.

Of course we had chips and salsa!

Homemade Pico De Gallo.

They have a wonderful outdoor area where we sat everything up.

Table for drinks and desserts.

I will leave you with the Southwestern Salsa recipe we used from Southern Living.
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 red pepper, minced
1 small purple onion, minced (1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Toast cumin seed in a skillet over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until brown and fragrant, stirring often Combine cumin seeds, black beans and remaining ingredients. Toss well , cover and refrigerate up to one week.
We made this the day ahead so the flavors have time to mix. This is a great addition to your Mexican feast, or even adds a great taste to the common salad. Have a great day! Jackie


Runner Mom said...

Jackie! How fun! YOu can come and help me celebrate anytime you want to!!


Jessica Morris said...

Cute theme :)
I like the flowers for the center piece! Very cheerful.

Jennifer said...

I love theme parties....everything looks so nice! And Mexican sounds so yummy - for some reason, EVERYTHING sounds yummy to me this week! Glad you had a good time!

Unknown said...

Beautiful tablescape! Happy Birthday wishes!

Darcy @ m3b said...

Hi Jackie -

try emailing me at

darcy at graphicallydesigning dot com

Thanks and congrats!

Christina said...

Wow, what a great party. Love the bright and cheery pictures. The fabric and the centerpiece are beautiful. The yellows and oranges just pop.

Even though I love the meatloaf that we are having for supper, I now have a hankering for Mexican instead. That recipe sounds yummy!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love the photos...looks like the party had some great style and was lots of fun too! :)

Tiffany said...

Beautiful photos! It all looks so happy. And, I can easily admit that mexican food is my FAVORITE.

I am glad to hear your daughter is feeling better. I hope the both of you are feeling 100% very soon.

Liz Harrell said...

Everything looked just beautiful!

Ms. Tee said...

Everything looks so pretty!

sherri said...

Great displays! The food looks yummy!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Thanks for visting and commenting today at my blog. This looks like a fabulous feast. Love the colors, simplicity and the food sounds delicious!

Elise said...

I love that salsa!! We used to make it when I was a SLAH consultant. Love that yellow and white print fabric!! Do you mind sharing where you found it??