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Tex Mex backyard birthday cookout


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Tex Mex backyard birthday cookout

kittychow | Apr 12, 2007 10:42 AM

I'm hosting a surprise party with about 20 attending. I'm praying for good weather. ;)

I'm trying to keep a number of things in mind:
-The birthday boy is an adventurous eater (as are most of the guests)
-There are a handful of vegetarians
-I want to set out make-ahead snacks/apps throughout the evening
-I want just enough to grill that evening so that the grilling chef can enjoy socializing by the fire. Nothing too complicated time or consuming.

My menu:
tomato salsa
salsa verde
black bean salad (red pepper, onion, cilantro)
brie, papaya & onion quesadillas
shrimp & lime mini tostadas
grilled corn with cheese and lime
chili lime marinated chicken, beef, and mixed pepper skewers
warm tortillas

ice cold beer
pitchers of margarita

Am I missing anything? Sound appealing? I'll have a day and half to myself to put it all together. I want to make sure the veggie folks and picky eaters will all find something to enjoy. Thank you!

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