Last night my friends Mel and Jo put on a party for 60 ladies in our neighborhood. They served Southwest Salad with Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing,ChickenTaquitos, chips and salsa to go with the Mexican Fiesta theme.
We read Mexican sayings/quotes:
La suerte no es como la preñez, que dura nueve meses
Luck is not like pregnancy which lasts for nine months
Put flowers in our hair. Is this a Mexican tradition? We had a long conversation about this.
Broke a pinata, filled with (of course) Chicklets. Laughed and visited until the sun went down.
For dessert they made Mexican Wedding Cookies (Cooks Illustrated version) which were absolutely delicious. And a chocolate cinnamon chile cookie. Yum. To top it all off we had a refreshing lime slush.
Making slush is really simple. Throw all of the ingredients together, freeze, and a few hours later scoop it into cups and top with a little soda. You’re going to love this .
- 1-12 oz can of frozen limeade, mixed up according to directions
- 3 cups sugar
- 8 cups water (in addition to the water you will add to the limeade concentrate)
- Juice of 5 limes (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
- 2 drops green food coloring
- 10-12 oz cups, about 30
- 1- 2 litre bottle 7-Up
- The day before serving: Mix first 5 ingredients together in large container. Stir until all sugar is dissolved.
- Freeze overnight or until completely solid.
- Take mixture out of freezer about 1/2 hour before serving and set on counter to thaw slightly.
- When ready to serve, use a large serving spoon to scrape the frozen mixture into cups.
- Fill with frozen limeade to top of cup. Slowly pour in soda until cup is filled.
-A deep container works best for serving purposes (easier to scrape out frozen juice). A shallow pan (9x13) will freeze faster. You will need 2-3 9x13 pans.-I've also had this slush with diet grapefruit soda in place of the 7-UP.