This may well be my number one favourite of ALL Silver Screen Suppers dishes.  I absolutely ADORE this stuff and can eat it by the ladle-ful.  Recipe is at the end of this post.  I cannot recommend anything else you will find here as highly.  Except maybe I will, in a couple of months when the blog will be 10 YEARS OLD.  I’m gonna decide on my top 100 dishes Silver Screen Suppers dishes.  Or maybe just 10 – ha ha!


I just love it when my kitchen is full of people when I am making them dinner.  I threw out a dumb question when I embarked upon slicing the kernels off 6 cobs of corn.  “Does anyone know a way of preventing bits of corn flying all over the kitchen when you slice it off cobs?”  Nathan came back with the very sensible suggestion of slicing it into a deep bowl.  Which I did, my lovely teak salad bowl.  Worked perfectly.

So for the main course of my BEST EVER DINNER PARTY I mad the following recipes from:


Lomo borracho (drunken pork loin) – this was a showstopper!  I made it with Hammerton Brewery N7 and tequila!  Whoosh!!


when I sliced it, there was much admiration…  Mmmm CHORIZO!


Frijol de novios (sweetheart beans) – sooooo delicious – with fried onions and chorizo to go on top…


Arroz verde (green rice) (forgot to take a photo but you’ll see it in the murky photo at the very top)

Carne con chile colorado y garbanzos (beef with chile and chickpeas) – on the bottom left of this picture.


Plus aformentioned best of all sweetcorn dishes – Elote Con Crema a la Mexicana – Mary and Vincent Price’s Creamed Corn from A Treasury of Great Recipes (1965)


  1. In a skillet melt 4 tablespoons butter.
  2. Add 1 medium onion, chopped (4 tablespoons), and 1 clove garlic, minced.  Saute until onion is lightly browned.
  3. Add the kernels cut from 8 ears of fresh corn, 4 chilies poblanos, thinly sliced, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 cup diced Swiss or Muenster cheese.
  4. Cover with a towel and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.


Serve the corn with a bowl of sour cream on the side.  A generous spoonful on top of each portion is delicious.

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