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ideas for a Mexican menu?

Njchicaa | Mar 5, 2012 03:53 PM

My family has vacationed in Cozumel for many years and it is near and dear to our hearts. With my sister's upcoming wedding and $1200 round trip tickets in coach, we are all reluctantly skipping our usual spring break vacation. My birthday is coming up, though, so I invited a few of our nearest and dearest for dinner that night. I want to do a Mexican menu because I'm dying for it and I know that they will all appreciate it too.

Here are my thoughts so far:


homemade guacamole, pico de gallo, and chips
shrimp ceviche


ground turkey and black bean burritos (Chipolte-style with cilantro lime rice inside)
fajitas (skirt steak marinated with garlic, seasonings, lime juice, and olive oil, sauteed peppers and onions, and leftover salsa and guacamole)
Mexican rice


not even touching this one. I don't bake but I imagine my mother will bring a cheesecake as a "birthday cake"

Do you guys have any other ideas to add to this? I'm not looking for a super-elaborate meal especially as the dinner is on a Friday night and I work all week. Love the fact that I can do the burritos in advance.

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