Traditionally, when it is my turn to host the book group, I make a TEN BOY CURRY and have all the little bowls of bananas, sultanas, coconut, mango chutney
This time, I did what became known as a MEXICAN TEN BOY as the general idea is the same. Put lots of little bowls of bits and pieces out and folks construct their own dinner. Genius.
This was a really brilliant way of feeding a crowd. There were five of us. We decimated it.
We also decimated rather a lot of wine which resulted in
I made the Layered Mexican Bean Dip in a glass bowl to show off the layers and the result tickled me, it was like a
The Chilies Rellenos Casserole was made the night before. We can’t get canned whole chilies here, so I used Romano Peppers, which aren’t the same of course, but the resulting fluffy souffle-like dish was GREAT.
I worried that I should have blanched the peppers first but the texture of them was fine. They had cooked nicely in the eggy creamy mixture. As we don’t get half and half here, I trusted the internet
I also worried a bit about the lack of salt and pepper, however, it tasted great so no need I suppose. Also, no mention by Ron about what to do with the tomato sauce – on the side I guessed.
Here’s my big plate of food!
I cooked up the beef and onions for the Taco Salad Ole the night before so that I didn’t have much to do on the night itself except get it all out on the kitchen buffeteria! I probably could have just used a pound of mince for the five of us.
I shall parcel it up for the freezer labelled SHERIFF METZGER’S CHILLI.
We have a tradition now at our book group that there will always be Celebrations. Those were decimated too.
It was an old-stool style riotous night. I didn’t get to bed until 2.30am (usual bedtime is 9.30pm) and I had the mightiest of all hangovers the next day. But it was well worth it.
It was great to get three recipes for the Murder, She Cooked book tested in one go. All winners! If you haven’t signed up for the