Here’s the menu for Soren’s Day-of-the-Dead 3rd birthday party:
- Day of the Dead bread (recipe here)
- tortilla chips, guacamole, and salsa (traditional red and roasted tomatillo)
- “traditional” enchiladas with faux meat,
refried beans,cheddar/jack, and enchilada sauce
- faux chicken enchiladas with Monterrey jack and roasted tomatillo salsa (like this but vegetarian)
- mac & cheese
- green chili
- chocolate cupcakes (“black cupcakes with skulls,” by request of the birthday boy) (I think I’ll try these.)
- vanilla ice cream (recipe here)
- peanut butter cup ice cream (recipe here)
- skull-shaped cinnamon sugar cookies (for the kids to decorate) (recipe came with skull-shaped cookie cutters from here)
- low-tech margaritas (recipe here, sub agave nectar for sugar), beer, assorted beverages
- (stuff without links to recipes is stuff Ben makes; he is too cool for recipes)
- I hope this is enough food. Clearly we are missing a big, leafy salad and kale chips, but oh well.
Everything but the tortilla chips, beer, and assorted beverages will be homemade, because that’s how we roll. What we lack in Pinterest-worthy party decor we make up for in delicious food, or so I hope. The good news is that almost everything can be made the day before, which will make party day much more fun. (Haha remember last year when Ben spent the whole party cooking and I just got drunk? Yeah, neither do I.)
Music will be the flamenco station on Pandora, because I don’t have the time or the music collection to come up with anything even marginally appropriate and Soren digs it.
Oh yeah, and we also have to clean the house 100 times before Saturday afternoon. Hey, unless you guys want to have seven animal houseguests from now until then. Let me know!