I have a friend coming into town this weekend, and when I was thinking of things to do, I thought a Mexican cooking night/dinner would be fun. My general idea would be to make carnitas with homemade pico de gallo, guacomole, and maybe another sauce, and maybe trying to make homemade tortillas. I want enough to do to make it interesting, so I don't need super easy ideas, but nothing too crazy either. I'm specifically looking for typical toppings for carnitas- I was in Mexico over Christmas last year, and the best food we had was at a restaurant where the toppers took up more food on the table than the meal (lots of spicy pickled food, as well as 3 or 4 salsas, onions etc). So my questions would be:
1) Any relatively simple tortilla recipes out there? Baking is not my strong suit
2) Any ideas or recipes for good toppings or salsas?
3) Any ideas for appetizers? I don't want to do chips and salsa.