Last year, the BOY and I had an end of summer Fiesta BBQ, and it was a BLAST!
So…we decided to do it again this year!
Last night, my girlfriends, their hubby’s, and adorable kids came over for delicious Mexican fajitas, sangria, and a super fun evening! Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate as dark skies and storms rolled in as our first guests arrived. I was a little worried since we wouldn’t be able to play outside, and the BOY and I don’t have tons of great kids toys, but luckily Cooper gave us some cred with the 2-4 year old age group. The kids loved him and his toys, and he did fantastic with all of his new friends.
We BOY braved the rain to grill up some tender meat and chicken fajitas and we decided to roast the veggies in the oven. The kids began the night with a few servings of blue box mac n cheese : )
For the first time, I made a batch of homemade salsa.
A coworker gave me a HUGE bag of tomatoes from her garden, which worked out fabulously!
I followed a recipe I found on My Frugal Adventure. However, when I added the second batch of ingredients, I automatically hit ON instead of PULSE.
My salsa ended up a little too watery, which was nothing my strainer couldn’t fix!
Ta Da! My first batch of salsa!
That really was soo easy, I will be making more again soon!
For dessert, I kept with the end of summer theme whipping up a batch of S’mores Bars from Averie Cooks.
I knew these bars looked spectacular and couldn’t wait to try them!
But you do have to let them cool before you slice them!
Or if you want to cut them immediately, place them in the freezer to cool for a few minutes.
To drink, I made a sweet batch of White Wine Sangria.
I just really hope that Cooper does not think he was helping me in the kitchen because I did all of the work!
You can find Averie’s recipe for Soft and Gooey Loaded S’mores Bars on her blog!
This morning, the skies are still dark with booming thunder and bright flashes of lightening. The BOY and I are thrilled to have a house full of leftovers (including sangria and s’mores bars).
Simple Homemade Salsa
From My Frugal Adventure
6-8 fresh tomatoes
⅓ sweet onion roughly chopped
bunch of cilantro
1 jalapeno, deseeded and diced
3 cloves of garlic
Roughly chop the tomato and place in a food processor or a blender.
Add the onion and cilantro and garlic.
Give the mixture a quick few chops in your mixer.
Slice one lime and squeeze the juice on top as well as a few pinches of salt and any other spices you want to add.
Add the pepper and blend.
For a chucky salsa you want to just do a few quick pulses in the food processer.
Thank you friends for an awesome evening!
We are looking forward to Fall Fiesta Part Tres in 2014!