Hospitality: A Weekend Mexican Fiesta
If you tried to leave a comment on my blog earlier, you may have noticed that blogger was down. Sorry about that! It’s back up now, but in the process it seems to have claimed my most recent recipe draft. In the meantime, enjoy this belated hospitality post!
It’s been awhile since my last hospitality post, but I’ve finally got another one ready for you. I’ve actually been succeeding at my goal of having company for dinner once a month, but a few of those months weren’t quite blog worthy. The meal I’m sharing today, however, was certainly blog worthy. In fact, I’ve already blogged about all the components of it!
This is a great weekend meal for company. It takes a little bit of effort, but it’s totally worth it. And actually, you can make it as time intensive or as quick as you’d like just by altering a few components. The main course needs to cook for a few hours on its own, which leaves plenty of down-time. I have made a version of this meal twice now for two different sets of friends, and both times it got rave reviews. Like sitting around the table eating leftover meat straight out of the pot types of reviews. Enjoy!
I guarantee you will get many wonderful compliments on this meal. Guests always seem to be impressed when you make homemade versions of store-bought foods like tortillas and salsa. However, if the amount of work for one meal seems daunting, just use their store-bought counterparts. The meal will still be delicious, and it will be much less work. As I’ve been learning, hospitality isn’t about impressing your guests with your amazing cooking. I love to cook and bake, so I get great enjoyment out of trying new and elaborate dishes, but in the end it doesn’t matter whether you make homemade tortillas or order pizza. It’s the act of opening your home and your life and inviting friends (and strangers) inside that really counts.