A Fast Cinco De Mayo

Are you hosting this weekend? Going to a party? Let me help you get prepared for no matter what your plans are. Even if that means throwing together a couple last minute appetizers.

If you're hosting: 

One thing that would never travel well if tacos. But it wouldn't be this holiday without tacos! I mean it sure is a good excuse to eat them. Let me be very clear, I sure don't want you in the kitchen all night. I'd much more prefer you with a cold margarita in your hand  when your guests arrive. Here are two fast and esthetically pleasing recipes. 

Mini Tacos:

What you need:

Big tortilla shells

Circular cookie cutters  

Taco filling of choice

Take your cookie cutter and make small circles in your one big one big tortilla shell, spray them with oil, and place each shell in between muffin tins. Place in the oven on 350 degrees for a couple minutes. This doesn't take long so just keep an eye on them.  


Fill shells with however you like to nosh on tacos!

I did traditional Tacos for these little guys.


Next, give me alllll the stacked things. Seriously. Food just tastes better when it's in stack form.  

Mexican Ceviche with Shrimp:

What you need:

1/2 cup cooked shrimp

4Tbsp lime juice

1 plum tomato

1/2 jalapeno, cored and cut up small

1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

What to do:

Mix in the shrimp and half of the lime juice and let it sit in the fridge for an hour. Then, mix shrimp, tomato, jalapeño, 1 Tbsp lime juice, and cilantro. I added some garlic salt for taste. 

In a different bowl mix avocado with remaining 1 Tbsp lime juice

Now for the sauce:

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

2 1/2 Tbsp lime juice

1/8 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp Garlic powder

Put in a food processor and serve on the side of your Ceviche


If you need to throw something together really fast: 

A hosting worst fear. One time MK and I were out with friends and everyone decided to come back to our place. I made salsa out of the fresh tomatoes in my fridge. After that I always made sure I had the fixens for salsa on hand, just in case. A lot of times you just have to go with what's in your fridge or pantry. 

Salsa On The Fly:

What you need:

Can of whole tomatoes

2 cans whole jalapeños  

1 small onion (perferably white but whatever you have on hand will work) 

1 1/2 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar

2 tsp lime juice  

What you do:

Throw it all in a blender! That's it!

Once, I had no tortilla chips but tortilla shells so I cut them in triangles and popped them in the oven until crispy. Super delicious. 

Now the only thing missing is a Margarita right? Stay tuned for Friday's Martini Moment. I have a great DIY and an even better drink recipe.

Enjoy your Wednesday! If you look closely you can see Friday in the distance...