It’s a well known fact that I adore avocados. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to it, people! My loyalty runs deep. As deep as my stomach.
As we near Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d share these two recent nuggets of “oh that’s good” in case you are going to be having a shindig at your house in celebration. If these don’t set off your party, you need to get new friends.
I wanted to do something lighter this time around. The Frog Princess is all about being “healfy” and so, I decided to go with guacamole deviled eggs and soft shell taco salads featuring these great Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff tortillas.
- 2 Haas avocados
- 2 Plum tomatoes
- 4 Cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 Jalapeño, minced
- 1/2 Red Onion, minced
- Sprig of cilantro
- Chile powder
- 12 Eggs
- Salt to taste
- Hard boil eggs
- Chop avocados and tomatoes. In a bowl, mix the avocados, tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and garlic. Mash with a potato masher (or use mortar and pestle).
- When the eggs are done, cut them in half and place the yolks into the bowl. Mix.
- To the guacamole mix, add salt to taste. Place the egg whites on a platter, fill with the guacamole mix. Serve on a platter.
- I like using a mortar and pestle (aka a pilon) to mash up my garlic. You can mince it or crush it to your taste and preference.
I usually have a little more guac left over which is perfect because you can then add that to the salad bowls. Win, win, I say!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 8 oz bottle Old El Paso Mild Taco Sauce
- 1 can El Paso Traditional Refried Beans
- 2 packs El Paso Stand and Stuff Tortillas
- 1 bag Publix Garden Supreme Salad Mix
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Monterey Jack Cheese (for topping)
- To the ground beef, add salt, pepper and garlic. In a pan, brown the meat.
- Once the meat is no longer pink, add half the can of refried beans along with the mild taco sauce. Mix thoroughly and let it simmer for 15 more minutes. Take off the heat.
- Add salad mix to the bowl
- Add the cooked meat on top
- Add cheese to taste
- Add guacamole to taste
Now that we have the food in order, here are a few of fun tips for your party!
Personalized Drinkware: I got beer and wine glasses for my birthday dinner as well as some chalkboard labels. It was a great and easy way to provide my guests with something that they could easily identify during the party. The glasses also made a great parting gift.
Footwear: I have carpet in my house and generally have shoes off at the door. I got this idea when I went to a fabulous friend’s party last fall. A basket of socks greeted us at the front door and each of us got to pick a pair to wear during the party and those comfy fuzzy socks went home with each one of us.
Save! Save! Save! Check out the ready plan save page for some pretty awesome Publix coupons to give your pocket a party of its own!
Because I like y’all, I am going to give you $10 cash (via PayPal) so you can print some coupons, head to Publix and create some yumminess of your own. Are you in?
Do you have any special Cinco de Mayo recipes you can’t live without?