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Creative ChowHound Query: Edible Favor for Spanish Teacher Retirement Party

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Creative ChowHound Query: Edible Favor for Spanish Teacher Retirement Party

ZenFoodist | Dec 8, 2006 10:27 PM

My dad is retiring from teaching high school Spanish for forty years and we are giving him a retirement party. Although, diehard Italian that he is, he eschewed my thematic dreams of a Mexican fiesta replete with wandering Plaza Garibaldi Mariachis (flown in of course wink, wink) , awesome mole that would bring us back to our days in Oaxaca, pinatas, margarita machines (alright I know....cheesey but I love planning this type of thing) I INSIST on making the favor Spanish-themed. In addition to a charitable donation to Teach America or something of the sort (we generally do St Jude's, Make a Wish, City Harvest, or Smile Train but I wanted something educationally-oriented, so any other ideas feel free..) I was thinking along the lines of a molded dark choclate sombrero, perhaps even chili-infused....I've searched for chocolate sombreros and of course dozens of cocktail recipes have come up, and I have even managed to locate molds, but no one who actually sells them....Any ideas?

In my perfect world I'd get hunks of Manchego, mojama, and piquillo peppers and maybe even some oily marcona almonds from Despana Foods and fill pinatas with them, but my dad thinks that's a bit wacky.... :)

Muchas Gracias,
lisa

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